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UK solar panels reach half a million rooftop milestone

Government figures suggest British solar industry past major landmark last week, as installers work towards delivering one million roofs by 2015 The solar power industry appears to have installed its 500,000th set of panels in the UK in recent days, in a move that marks a major milestone for the burgeoning sector. According to figures … Continue reading UK solar panels reach half a million rooftop milestone

No time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society: President Obama Speaks on Climate Change

At last Barack Obama this week found the courage of his convictions and has given the speech on climate change that many of us, not just in the US, have been waiting a long time to hear: A full transcript is available online in many places, including EV News Report. To give some context, it’s … Continue reading No time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society: President Obama Speaks on Climate Change

The future of oil consumption in the UK: Why electric cars are appearing on the market now

The future of oil consumption in the UK: Why electric cars are appearing on the market now Alister Hamilton (Electric Ali) In my first blog post on this website, I took a brief look at UK fossil fuel production history. As the UK had recently become an oil importer again, I then considered oil exports … Continue reading The future of oil consumption in the UK: Why electric cars are appearing on the market now

The Joy of Solar 4: A Second Installation

Today is a big day as we’ve having a second solar array installed – this should provide sufficient electricity to cover the remaining usage for the house, plus enough left over to charge the ZOE.  The rear roof of the house is completely covered by the existing system so this one has to go on … Continue reading The Joy of Solar 4: A Second Installation