Tag Archives: Energy

Community-driven solutions to climate change

I thought I’d write a post while AT is away which he hopefully won’t mind me doing. I feel a bit frustrated by the lack of discussion about solutions for climate change. There’s much pointless bickering about things we shouldn’t really … Continue reading

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Poverty and energy

I’ve tried to stick to writing about the science that I think I understand and have tended to avoid (or at least tried to) things about which I’m less certain. I am, however, finding it confusing (frustrating?) to see comments … Continue reading

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The true cost of wind power

There was an article in the Telegraph yesterday about the True cost of Britain’s wind-farm industry. The article highlighted government figures showing that the wind farm industry received £1.2 billion in subsidies last year and employed 12000 people, hence it … Continue reading

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Watt about an extended warming plateau?

I know that Sou over at HotWhopper has already covered some of this, so I won’t say much. Anthony Watts has a recent post on Watts Up With That (WUWT) called the warming plateau may extend back even further. The … Continue reading

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Wind power

I was talking with my father yesterday, and he claimed that the problem with wind power is that the energy required to build a wind turbine exceeds the energy generated by the turbine during its operational life. This seemed a … Continue reading

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Geothermal energy

I’m currently away from my office, waiting for a meeting that will start in about an hour. I don’t really have anything particular to say, but thought I would write about something that I was considering yesterday. There’s been suggestions … Continue reading

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Watt about wind power?

The most recent Watts Up With That (WUWT) post is a guest post by someone called Viv Forbes and is called the faults, fallacies, and failures of wind power. I don’t want to comment too much about what Viv Forbes … Continue reading

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Economic efficiency

A claim that seems to be made, quite often, by climate skeptics is that green policies are driving up energy prices. In particular, they claim, this is hitting the poor who are now having to pay much more for their … Continue reading

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Global warming vs Climate change

When reading discussions about climate change/global warming I often encounter people who say something along the lines of “scientists used to talk about global warming, but since that didn’t work they’ve started to talk about climate change”. The implication seems … Continue reading

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Watt about the Shift Hypothesis?

There is a new paper on the arXiv which propose an alternative view of global climate change called The Shift Hypothesis. The paper is called Emperical evidence for a double step climate change in twentieth century by Belolipetsky, Bartsev, Degermendzhi, … Continue reading

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