Category Archives: Energy

Introducing Kiln and the Carbon Map

Today sees a mini trio of launches. Robin Houston and I have just published our Carbon Map, a website that explores climate change responsibility and vulnerability using a newly developed type of interactive moving map. That site is the launch … Continue reading

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Catching up

Having abandoned this blog for a couple of months, I thought I should quickly write a catch-up post to justify the interruption in service and get myself back into the swing of things. So although I don’t really approve of … Continue reading

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Australia and Czech Republic join the race to create nuclear energy from thorium

I’ve written quite a few times for the Guardian about liquid fluoride thorium energy: first we introduced it as part of the Manchester Report; then we noted when China got excited about the technology. Next we reported on the launch … Continue reading

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Has the UK reached “peak stuff”?

My feature on whether the UK has reached “peak stuff” published in/on the Guardian today. Here are the links: • Main feature: Has the UK reached peak stuff? • Stats and graphics: Peak stuff – the data • Response: Tim Jackson on the … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking new data tracks carbon back to source

Originally published on The Guardian Which of the following accounts for the largest share of the UK’s carbon footprint? All our holiday flights, all the power used in our homes or … Russia? Okay, so it’s kind of a trick … Continue reading

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How to use Million Dollar Homepage to involve five million people in renewable energy

How do you engage huge numbers of people in clean energy? How do you overcome the negative press that renewables are up against? And how do create an energy-based project that’s genuinely particpatory and has broader social benefits? Those are … Continue reading

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