Smart meter woes continue in UK

Smart meter woes continue in UK

New research suggests the number of people having issues totals around four million, with just over a year to go until the installation deadline. Jonny Bairstow explains in an article on the Energy Live News website.   ‘More than a third of smart meter users report having problems’ More than a third of households that … Continue reading

Reflecting on the future of travel

Reflecting on the future of travel

John Grant, Senior Lecturer in Natural and Built Environment at Sheffield Hallam University and Dr Keith Baker, Research Associate in Sustainable Urban Environments at Glasgow Caledonian University provide a thoughtful article on how travel could evolve between now and 2050 in an article on The Conversation website. Undoubtedly, changes are necessary and this article provides … Continue reading

Air conditioning: definite benefits but at a cost

Air conditioning: definite benefits but at a cost

More and more we are having to address cooling, particularly as high temperatures are plaguing many countries, as we have seen this summer in Europe. Carine Sebi, Assistant Professor – Economics at the Grenoble École de Management (GEM) provides a good review of the current situation and future possibilities in an article on The Conversation … Continue reading

Criminologist discusses Trump’s approach to climate denial

Criminologist discusses Trump’s approach to climate denial

Ruth McKie, Lecturer in Criminology at De Montfort University uses her background studying criminal behaviour to examine President Trump justifies inaction on climate change in an article on The Conversation website. What are your views?   Climate denial: Donald Trump mimics criminal behaviour when justifying his stance While much of the world now recognises the … Continue reading

The need for better energy storage technologies

The need for better energy storage technologies

Recent research demonstrates how energy storage technologies can play an even more important role in reducing renewable curtailment and GHG emissions from fossil fuel power plants. Jim Erickson posted an article on the Futurity website about the findings from researchers from the University of Michigan.   Better renewable energy storage could cut emissions – Futurity … Continue reading

Discussing scientific consensus on climate change

Discussing scientific consensus on climate change

There are still disputes whether 97% of climate scientists are confident about the human impact on climate change.  Dana Nuccitelli writes a thoughtful artoce on the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists website.   Millions of times later, 97 percent climate consensus still faces denial A few weeks ago, the Bulletin ran a story referring to … Continue reading