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Carbon Map update

It’s now a few weeks since we published the Carbon Map and we’ve been thrilled with the response. So far we’ve had around 100,000 views, 5,000 shares (including the Guardian version), dozens of suggestions and offers of data, and write-ups … 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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How green are green energy tariffs?

Do green electricity tariffs make much difference? And if so, which is best? This is a question I get asked quite a lot – most recently on Twitter by Francis Irving. I figured the best way to reply was to … Continue reading

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The Rough Guide to Community Energy – my new little book, gratis to anyone who wants a copy

My little book on community energy schemes is now freely available online and in printed form. “Community energy” is something of a buzzphrase at the moment, but if you want to set up a project yourself – whether it’s a street-scale … Continue reading

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UK on track to miss carbon budgets

Just saw this very interesting analysis from Cambridge Econometrics on UK’s emissions trajectory. Key points include: On existing policies, including those inherited, endorsed and shortly to be put into effect by the Coalition government, the UK is set to miss … Continue reading

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Does carbon offsetting work? A guide to the debate …

The debate about the validity and effectiveness of carbon offsetting seems to be popping up a bit more of late – for example in Mark Lynas’s book, The God Species. As a result, I offered to publish on the Guardian … Continue reading

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