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Energy is too cheap!

Asserting that energy is too cheap flies in the face of the standard reaction to recent price rises and utility costs. I'm sure the debate as to why the price rises have occurred will go on. Could the reason be company excessive profits or, perhaps, increasing infrastructure costs and Government-led environmental schemes? All require funds from the consumer.... Read the rest of this article...
 

Sweeping carbon under the carpet

As a concept, what does carbon capture and storage (CCS) convey to you? What message does it send out?... Read the rest of this article...
 

Oh no, not again!

The Government has announced its proposals for the Feed-in Tariff for the future... however long that is in Whitehall terms! So what's new? Whitehall has created another PV stampede with people trying to beat the deadline of March 3 (see my previous blog in November for the background).... Read the rest of this article...
 

Cut to the PV FiT tariff is justified

The recent cut to the photovoltaic (PV) solar electricity feed in tariff (FiT) is, I believe, justified. I'm sure those in the PV industry are spitting blood, but it's not the cut that is unjustified; it's the way the Government has carried it out.... Read the rest of this article...
 

Leave the clocks alone

Every year we have to suffer the ridiculous situation of having to adjust the clocks twice; back to Greenwich Mean Time and plus one hour to British Summer Time, also known as summer time or daylight saving time. ... Read the rest of this article...
 

It's not the time to cut back on training

Significant changes are going to impact on our industry. Many of these are the result of a significant move towards the use of low carbon and renewable energy technologies during the coming decades as our dependence on fossil fuels is phased out. ... Read the rest of this article...
 

It's hot, so why does common sense go out the window?

I’ve been undertaking more energy surveys, and yes it’s quite warm. Sometimes I have experience of visiting buildings and seeing that the heating is on and that the windows have been open. On some occasions the odd split comfort cooling unit has been competing as well. ... Read the rest of this article...
 

Challenging the snake oil sellers

How many times have you been told about or even shown a device that will help save you or your customers, significant amounts of energy and therefore save bundles of money?... Read the rest of this article...
 

Don't get hung up on climate change

"I’m really concerned how the media influences short term thinking and how people are so easily swayed, especially on the issues of climate change", blogs Mike Malina, director of Energy Solutions Associates ... Read the rest of this article...
 

End users' ignorance about energy-saving is shocking!

First and foremost "if you don't measure your energy you can't manage it or actively save it"!... Read the rest of this article...
 
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