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Should you (Re)go green?

Last Saturday the Times published an article under an eye-catching headline – “How energy giants pay 30p to label their dirty fuel as green” – and a dramatic picture of flames, perhaps indicating fossil fuel combustion and moral outrage. The headline and picture circulated and discussed on social media, with many not actually reading the …

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The journey to net zero – will it be by road, rail, or perhaps something in between?

In 2018 transport accounted for 31% of greenhouse gas emissions in the UK – compared to just 16% in 1990. That’s not because transport emissions have increased greatly; it’s because they’ve remained stubbornly the same, while emissions from other sectors – notably power supply – have fallen dramatically. Other sectors can contribute still more in …

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NGESO app

Should South Wales see red? A review of NGESO’s new App

NationalGridESO have just released their own app – it looks pretty and has some nice features for low-carbonistas in Great Britain. I especially like the records page, which has been triggered recently for both “Max No Coal” Hours and “Max Solar” MW. The key content though is grid carbon intensity, which has been available for …

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