Category Archives: Climate Change and Renewable Energy

Items on climate change, global warming and renewable energy

Cash-strapped councils breaking the law on air pollution, documents reveal

Exclusive poll for The Independent shows public – and most Conservative voters – back banning the most-polluting cars from city centres as pressure builds on the Government It has been described as a “public health emergency” responsible for tens of thousands of deaths every year, but dozens of local councils have been failing to report … Continue reading Cash-strapped councils breaking the law on air pollution, documents reveal

Hitachi Starts U.K. Project to Mix Clean Power and Electric Cars

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

How Far Behind is the US in General, and Disney in Particular?

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 Drive Electric Because I Love My Children More Than You Do’

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’

People’s Climate March – Part 1

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