Author Archives: Keith Jones

Where there’s muck there’s…. problems oh and opportunities. Diffuse pollution and a future energy source but how?

A few organisations have just started working on a joint project to deal with diffuse pollution from farm-yard manure through the use of Anaerobic Digesters (AD) but using something called a Dry AD approach, which is not as it sounds … Continue reading

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Proud, proud, proud. Community Energy Wales wind turbine project…

Nothing beats doing things. Talking is ok and can change things but achievement in my mind is leaving a legacy (a good one). We are a few days from completion (G59 grid switch on 3rd of August) of this 900kw … Continue reading

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We know more about what will happen to the Antarctic than our homes and special places through the impacts Climate change #adaptation

The Fit for the future network is starting on a climate change focus in its new strategy. Specifically what can member orgs ‘do’. Climate change adaptation or in my words doing something about the impacts. Can I get one thing … Continue reading

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Business rates killing community hydro and some!

Its been a while coming this blog but i have been living the dream of the impact of the business rates revaluation on community hydro. A community hydro we have been working with is in danger of being taxed to … Continue reading

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Help!…which log stove to choose and what do you have to consider… lots!

I am on full log burning research at the moment. I’m halfway through building a Clay Oven in the garden, other log burning stuff being fixed (more later) but I have been doing quite a bit of research on which log stove to … Continue reading

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Heat pumps. Renewable energy generation or efficient use of electricity? Which one?

Paul and I have been having a debate around what sort of energy a heat pump produces. Does it sit in the ‘energy efficiency camp” and should be counted as efficient use of electricity or does it lean towards Renewable … Continue reading

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Future-fit, not retrofit

There have been to all intents and purpose old buildings and these buildings within the same caveats been modified with the ‘latest’ tech. I have used in the past the example of the latest heating system added to an old … Continue reading

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