Climate Change

edit: this was originally posted 22 January, but I fear there may have been a glitch and it has been marked as private.  Odd.  Anyway, here it is again… Spotted via the IET headlines, this article in the Telegraph highlights the findings of a report in Energy Policy in December which criticises the fragmented approach […]

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I won’t be able to make it, but if anyone does and blogs it, please let me know: PowerSwitch will be presenting a talk about ‘Peak Oil’ designed for people relatively new to the subject, or those looking for a broader understanding of the issues surrounding it, on 25th November 2006 in Covent Garden. Entry […]

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Defra news release: Details of a review of how the UK can make the most of the key opportunities that environmental protection can present for wealth creation and employment growth were released by the Government today (Wed). Environment Secretary David Miliband and Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling will jointly chair a Commission on Environmental […]

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via:: Green Building Press Two (or three) weeks left to enter – entries are now invited up until 14th (international) and 21st (UK and Schools) November 2006 for The 2007 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy. The awards have been running since 2003.  Previous winners include: Gloucestershire Warm and Well Widespread improvements in energy efficiency and […]

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Defra have been busy – released this week are lots and lots of pretty graphs, facts and figures.  The pocket sized guide ‘Sustainable development indicators in your pocket‘ covering the 68 sustainable development indicators can be found here. Of particular interest to me were the indicators which have shown deterioration.  With the exception of aviation, […]

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100 Days of Carbon Clean Up

by mel starrs on July 27, 2006

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Photo from Flickr CIBSE have been promoting the 100 Days of Carbon Clean-up, due to finish mid-September. I’ve just spotted that the BBC are following Fulcrum‘s efforts on the news website – and they appear to be struggling with natural ventilation vs. a workable temperature in the heatwave too: We’re too hot! Productivity in the […]

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Are your employees brains melting?

by mel starrs on July 26, 2006

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I’ve been waiting for months for the chance to use one of Hugh McLeod‘s cartoons and finally this one is apt: I’ve made the point already this summer about how peak temperatures can affect performance, but a comment from my dentist this morning (who noted that in the hot weather people made irrational decisions – […]

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Driving to the gym on Friday morning, I was somewhat bemused by a story reported on BBC radio news that Tony Blair had promised not to let the global increase in temperature rise above 2ºC. To me, it sounded as if he had control of the thermostat, which seemed a little extraordinary, if not a […]

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