Category Archives: South West

The true cost of renewable energy for us ‘hard-working’ people. Renewables in context

My life seems to be embroiled in the tumultuous changes in support mechanism on renewables at the moment. Change is good but you always need to know why and if this change is based on reducing our bills and saving money for … Continue reading

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Worlds end. Renewables in the steam age. Beam Engines and some deep thinking

The second day of the South West visit was at the kind request of Emma Jones and Anthony Power to look at the options around the Levant Tin mine right at the end of Cornwall. (I keep forgetting how far … Continue reading

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Popping down to the South West to help and learn renewables from colleagues. The Welsh Pasty addicts

Its been a few sunny, snowy, thundery, rainy days down in Devon and Cornwall. As part of our wider heat and hydro remit in the National Trust Paul and I spent a few days in Cornwall and Devon looking, discussing and … Continue reading

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Heating and the South West – A world of possibilities

The start of last week found me down in the South-West doing what I think is the best part of my job = being nosey at some stunning properies. The Renewable Energy Investment (REI) programme is picking up pace, and … Continue reading

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Castle Drogo and its Hidden Hydro. Pheonix project?

Down in the South West of England this morning to see how we could help but also to learn. Follow link to the hidden hydro website LINK Castle Drogo and its Hidden Hydro. Pheonix project?.

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Options and Opportunities – “Where would you start”?

  The latter end of last week saw me once again step over Offa’s Dyke into England (the South West of England to be precise). I had been invited down by Alix, one of our project managers, to take a … Continue reading

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Simple Things

Sometimes, we get so busy looking at renewables, insulation, flange mufflers (see, I got that one in the first sentence!) and electricity meters that we forget why we’re doing it all in the first place. There are, of course, financial … Continue reading

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