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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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EV charger points not keeping up with Electric Vehicle ever expanding capabilities

Yesterday I got to play with the latest generation of 200 mile plus of affordable electric vehicles. Namely the new Renault Zoe 40 (40 referring to the KWh size of the battery storage) This year will see the next generation of electric … Continue reading

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Moors Law and Buckminster come to play on LED

Moors Law roughly translates as computer processing power doubling every two years and Buckminster Fuller Curve predicts that human knowledge will double every two years give or take …and according to IBM when the internet of things gets into its … Continue reading

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Generating opportunities

I have been spouting on and on about KW. Well the process of making KW’s with renewables also generates opportunities and not necessarily from the money. Several of the community energy companies I work with are now employing local people … Continue reading

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Keeping Tranmer Toasty with Biomass

In the East of England, we’re progressing well with the introduction of more renewable systems and getting off oil and other fossil fuels. Our renewables Project Manager, Dee Nunn, tells us about the new biomass boiler at Sutton Hoo… This … Continue reading

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Energy Market going through some rough seas. Good for selling bad for buying

It’s been an interesting few months in the export business (generated electricity that is). The first of the predicted energy supply companies went to the wall this week. GB Energy had 150,000 customers (including my father in law!) and the … Continue reading

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