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Appearances can be deceiving

April 7, 2010


There are some things you do when running a half marathon to make it look like you’ve done this before.  You buy the right kit (we’ve all heard the “all the gear, no idea” mantra), you put on your serious running face, some people even affect a running style (but not necessarily speed) that makes […]

Why your world is about to get a whole lot smaller

March 28, 2010


You would expect Jeff Rubin’s “Why Your World is About to get a Whole Lot Smaller” to go into a great deal of depth on the issue of peak oil but his exploration of peak corn, food and natural gas are well written and interesting escapades.  His writing style makes a whole heap of stats […]

Does it have to be rocket science?

November 30, 2009


Working in an industry where innovation is all too often applauded for its own sake, it makes me wonder to what extent we are all drawn to the shiny and new, even when the old and reliable is still, well, reliable? Some recent thinking on Cloud Whitening may be about to confirm my thoughts.  It […]

Government to provide green work placements

October 28, 2009


The US is going large on wind power and it’s not just hot air. I was interested in an article yesterday in Green Futures showing that the USA has now overtaken Germany as the largest producer of wind energy and is forging ahead with innovation in wind and solar, with Texas at the van. The conditions […]

The Ancient Mariner may have been mistaken…

August 28, 2009


Water, water everywhere Even on the Mayor’s agenda – which is good to see. No doubt, over the coming years, this will become much more front and centre and putting it in front of people now is a good start.   There are real cost-savings for Londoners if they do embrace a new approach to water […]

Climate Camp – location revealed

August 26, 2009


One of the great things about this morning’s (so far peaceful) cat and mouse start to Climate Camp has been the way the media and police were kept guessing as to the eventual location. Yes, I know it annoyed Jack Straw and others and, in the greater sense of doing good by everybody, the organisers should really have […]

Love food, hate waste campaign

August 19, 2009


  Always up for a campaign with downloadable tools – especially ones that go whizz.  Let’s hope the campaign can be as interactive as the button.

“Let’s March”

August 14, 2009


Surprising.  Interesting.  And with jokes.  Not the Gordon Brown we’ve grown up with… Gordon Brown: Wiring a web for global good | Video on

“Radical rethink needed on food”

August 10, 2009


I wonder how radical, radical really is?  Saying no to fish?  Investing in Vertical Farms?  An explosion of closed loop recycling?  Expansion of allotment land?  Let’s see, shall we? BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | ‘Radical rethink’ needed on food.

The role of HE in tackling climate change

August 3, 2009


This week sees the launch of a new Consultation on a carbon reduction target and strategy for higher education in England, a joint initiative by HEFCE, Universities UK and GuildHE. The aim of the strategy is to make use of the HE sector in the UK to tackle climate change in a number of ways: […]