Environment

Possible Alternatives to New Nuclear?

Possible Alternatives to New Nuclear?

The US Energy department is funding no less than 75 energy storage projects in a wide variety of possible breakthrough sciences allowing intermittent energy production (solar/wind) to be stored pending use. (Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy).These technologies are expected to become cost effective and operational in just a few years and before any nuclear energy plant could possibly be built.Could we […]

August 25, 2016 · Environment
Green Party most likely to use long-haul flights

Green Party most likely to use long-haul flights

A survey examining the political allegiance and travel habits of almost 3,000 Britons, carried out by the holiday deals website Travelzoo, uncovered some other unexpected results. As well as being the most likely to jet off to distant shores, Greens are more likely to book a hire car rather than take a taxi. They were also the most likely to […]

April 19, 2015 · Environment
Greenpeace survey in favour of fracking

Greenpeace survey in favour of fracking

The polling company Comres asked 2,035 people in a Greenpeace survey how much they supported fracking. Described as a process where: “natural gas is extracted . . . by drilling a hole, creating a tiny explosion to fracture the rock and then injecting water, sand and chemicals at high pressure to allow gas to be released” GWPF This very fair […]

April 2, 2015 · Environment
Wind Energy – A Bad Deal

Wind Energy – A Bad Deal

Five big new offshore wind farm projects, already awarded £12 billion in subsidy contracts less than a year ago, are now said to have been given far too generous a level of subsidies, with higher costs to the consumer over the next fifteen years. The National Audit Office, Competition and Markets Authority and Public Accounts Committee have stated their concern […]

March 12, 2015 · Environment
Global Temperature Uncertainty

Global Temperature Uncertainty

You may have read the claims trumpeted in the media recently of ‘2014 hottest year ever’ in the instrument record, but one of the puzzling aspects of this is why the obvious question was not asked. By how much? It turns out that it was the ‘hottest’ by 0.02C, and that the error uncertainty in the measurements is 0.1C. Put […]

January 18, 2015 · Environment
Government ‘copy and paste’ UKIP Policy on Shale Gas

Government ‘copy and paste’ UKIP Policy on Shale Gas

From Tim Aker, Nov 10 2014. UKIP The Conservative policy announced over the weekend is a clear copy and paste of UKIP Energy Policy, sparking outrage from the party’s Head of Policy Tim Aker. Plans to create a ‘Sovereign Wealth Fund’ from the profits of shale gas extraction were released by the UK’s Energy Ministry over the weekend. “It’s astonishing […]

November 11, 2014 · Environment
Illusions of Power

Illusions of Power

First posted on October 21, 2014 by Nigel Moore in UKIPDaily. Does any politician forcing us into costly green taxes and energy bills know a Megawatt from a Megawatt-hour? Or some of the other subtleties of electricity generation like continuous rating, base load, peak lopping, maximum demand (MVA), load flow, power system stability, power losses, availability, reactive power (MVAr), power […]

October 21, 2014 · Environment
Royal Society Snuffed Seychelles Snail Still Survives

Royal Society Snuffed Seychelles Snail Still Survives

The Seychelles Aldabra Banded Snail (Rhachistia Aldabrae) is at the centre of a row about the very integrity of the centuries old Royal Society, whose first members included Isaac Newton and Christopher Wren. A 2007 peer-reviewed study produced by Justin Gerlach in the Royal Society’s journals Biology Letters, claimed that the Aldabra Banded Snail had gone extinct in the late […]

September 22, 2014 · Environment