Hitachi Ltd. will work on a smart-grid project in Southwest England that seeks to combine renewable energy, battery storage and electric vehicles to balance power output and usage. Hitachi’s European unit will develop a so-called Internet-of-things platform for the 10.8 million-pound ($13.13 million) project in the Isles of Scilly, in Cornwall, according to a statement … Continue reading Hitachi Starts U.K. Project to Mix Clean Power and Electric Cars
Culture Shock With apparently ever-increasing globalisation most of us have an expectation that we can travel to other Western countries and find facilities and a culture similar to our own – after all, a McDonald’s Big Mac bought in Paris is recognisably the same as one from New York. Occasionally, though, we find things to … Continue reading How Far Behind is the US in General, and Disney in Particular?
I am the CTO of a company supporting the oil and gas industry, and also the CEO of a start-up (FuelIncluded.com) promoting the adoption of electric cars. Clearly, from at least one perspective, these industries are in direct competition. However I prefer to see them as complementary: the tension between these industries is an example … Continue reading ‘I Drive Electric Because I Love My Children More Than You Do’
[Part 1] [Part 2] Once the Climate March was over I expected the return journey to be straightforward, but it wasn’t to be. I knew that there was extensive engineering work underway on the London Underground but it did not impact directly on the route I intended to use back from Westminster to Kentish Town. … Continue reading People’s Climate March – Part 3
[Continued from Part 1] The exit from Temple station was severely congested with crowds of people trying to move slowly out. We were herded to the right and towards the Thames and embankment where apparently the back end of the march crowd would be found. There was still some time to go before the march … Continue reading People’s Climate March – Part 2
On 21 September I had a bit of an adventure, travelling down to London to attend the People’s Climate March – my first ever protest march. I have been concerned about climate change for about three years, and have blogged about climate and energy for the last two. Wanting to know more about the scientific … Continue reading People’s Climate March – Part 1
In support of a US carbon tax:
Greenpeace is calling on LEGO to end its partnership with Shell, to Save the Arctic