A recent press release caught my eye about the My Solar Port, a car port with solar panels for charging an EV. It sounds like a neat idea and could be a good solution for homes without garages and/or a roof suitable for solar panels.
During November our local area experienced severe flooding, as did much of the UK, of course. I stopped on the way to work one day to take the picture above as it seemed to say something about the situation we are currently experiencing, and the changes we need to go through (i.e. more renewable energy … Continue reading Britain and Climate Change
A bite-sized video (from Climate Crocks) summarising the state of climate change in 2012. It does not contain a lot of data or reasoned arguments, but it is neatly effective in the way it intercuts clips from Cloverfield, news of severe weather events and rising temperatures with leading deniers (such as Inhofe and the Heartland … Continue reading Climate Denial Crock of the Week
In this thought-provoking presentation Guy MacPherson, award winning conservation biologist and Professor Emeritus University of Arizona, gives his assessment of the current global situation. His forecast is, to be honest, very depressing! The talk is in two halves. The first half is the bad news – a detailed run-through of the most recent research papers … Continue reading Human Extinction By Mid-Century?
Whether or not you are considering buying an electric car, if you have the opportunity I would unequivocally recommend having solar panels installed. We had solar fitted in 2010, even before it had dawned on me how bad the situation had got with global warming. I did it then for the money, and for a … Continue reading The Joy of Solar 1: Installation
I am pleased to announce the creation of a dedicated English language forum for the Renault Zoe. It is intended to be a friendly place for discussion of the Renault Zoe, other EVs, and related issues. Forums Please call in and say hello! Note, however, you have to register on this site to post in … Continue reading New My Renault Zoe Forums
I came across two very different videos this week, both giving food for thought. The first one is controversial – part of the ‘Exxon Hates Your Children‘ campaign. Its aim being to demonise Exxon for its role in global warming. While I can understand the sentiment, I’m not sure we are yet at the stage … Continue reading Exxon Hates Your Children, Time for Choosing Sides
A number of climate change articles have caught my eye recently so here’s a quick selection of those I found most interesting: Climate Change Report Warns of Dramatically Warmer World This Century 2012 a climate wake-up call It May Be Too Late to Stop Global Warming Too late for two degrees? Burning Picassos for heat … Continue reading Climate Change Catch-Up
TUESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2012 RENAULT INTRODUCES THE WORLD’S LARGEST PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY This week Renault is introducing 40 hectares of photovoltaic panels simultaneously at six of its French production sites. The initiative further confirms Renault’s environmental commitment and is also an innovative way of protecting new vehicles before they leave plants. Renault … Continue reading Renault Introduces World’s Largest Photovoltaic System in the Automotive Industry
New York State is currently suffering the impact and effects of Hurricane Sandy (the so-called ‘Frankenstorm’). That has necessarily led to a lot of online discussion, and, of course, rant, on whether it was caused by global warming. Here are some example articles that caught my attention: Watching Sandy, Ignoring Climate Change (New Yorker) Did … Continue reading Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change