Category Archives: Regions

regions across the National Trust

Day 5 COP23 Bonn. Vakanuinui Vinaka and a surprise

My words of today are Vakanuinui Vinaka or good luck in Fijian. It was my first real presentation (before the rest in the next couple of days) about the National Trust in Wales’s work on renewable energy mitigation within special places and … Continue reading

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Day 4 COP23 Bonn. Bula Vinaka

Bula Vinaka is a warm welcome in Fijian which was the greeting we got this morning in the first event . Warm welcome but big subject. Loss and damage leading to climate justice. The pacific islands as they say have almost … Continue reading

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Day 2 COP23 from Bonn. Bula

Day 2 and things are starting to settle into the COP routine. The word ‘Bula’ is welcome in Fijian (the presidency of COP23 is under Fiji) but also the name of the second COP site located about 1km from where I’m … 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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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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