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Spending $200 Billion

    $(US) 200 billion is the sum which Germany has reportedly spent subsidising solar photovoltaics (PV) in the last 15 years. The figure was quoted by Prof. Dieter Helm – as a professor of energy policy, he should know 1 – on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme on 17 December. At present exchange […]

France Has the Right Idea?

  The Answer Lies in the Soil? Earlier this year, France set a little-noticed government target. This was to increase the organic matter content of its soils at a rate of 0.4% per annum 1. This snippet of information by itself sounds trivial. But it’s far from trivial. This rate of takeup could compensate for […]

Three Billion Barrels?

            More Oil Discovered UK Oil and Gas Investments PLC (UKOG) has discovered oil near Gatwick Airport, on the Surrey-West Sussex border. The media are leading with the story [1]. An oil discovery in this region is not all that surprising. Oil has been produced from onshore fields in southern […]

Living in a Solar House

                          This was how the building containing my house and Energy Advisory Associates’ office appeared on many days this winter, seen against an intense blue sky. Well, almost like this; the picture was actually taken late in autumn 2014. Yes, the weather has […]

Never-Ending Opportunities

    ┬áLED TW ‘Light Bulb’ Source: www.cree.com. What Is It?   It is the shape of an incandescent lamp. It produces the same quality of light as an incandescent lamp. It comes on instantly, like an incandescent lamp. So is it an incandescent lamp? Possibly not. These days, it might be an LED. One […]