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New World Rising

This article is something I wrote for the launch of Last Hours, a short film on an extreme climate scenario narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio and created with Thom Hartmann. 868 more words


Research shows tenant engagement is vital for social housing renewables

Since the introduction of the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme in 2010, there have been half a million installations of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in UK homes – many of them in social housing… 1,688 more words


Wind Farm Approval Gives South Lanarkshire a Breath of Fresh Air

Plans for a new wind farm in South Lanarkshire have been given the green light by the Scottish Government.

The granting of planning permission  for Middle Muir Wind Farm, North of Crawfordjohn is a landmark decision, as 7 of the 15 turbines within the wind farm reach to a height of 152m, the highest turbines approved on the UK mainland. 382 more words


Energy and the Scottish referendum – do we know the result yet?

Energy has always played a key role in the Scottish economy. In the 18th and 19th centuries it was coal; in the 1950s and 60s it was hydroelectricity and power from the glens; from the 1970s onwards North Sea oil has loomed large and made Aberdeen one of the world’s premier energy cities. 369 more words

Energy Policy

What can we learn from the allocation of subsidies between the different sectors of renewable energy?

Different renewable sources receive different levels of incentives – and it’s not proportionate to the production of electricity.

The chart below comes from “La Cour des comptes”, the French public Audit Office and shows the relative part of subsidies received by the different renewable sectors compared with their relative electricity production (figures are percentages) .

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We need an Energy Miracle -- Here is How to Create that Miracle

Fact #1: Fossil Fuels continue to dominate global energy


Fact #2: Globally we are out of time – now need to increase decarbonization rate by factor of five. 404 more words

Energy Policy