28th Sep 2020
There are some voices that have decried efforts to target Net Zero. They claim that other countries aren’t doing “their bit&r...
21st Sep 2020
We regularly hear that heat decarbonisation is difficult, costly and that there is no silver bullet. We often say it ourselves, suggestin...
14th Sep 2020
As a former and recovering politician forgive me for being wary of letting the public have their say. In my humble opinion, they don&rsqu...
7th Sep 2020
There was a good humoured article in The Times on Bank Holiday Monday concerning how to heat the home, but beneath all such pieces, there...
24th Aug 2020
According to the journal Scientific America, it has been proved that humans are not instinctively selfish individuals, but our first impu...
17th Aug 2020
In a faraway land, Government bureaucrats were trying to get consumers to change their behaviour. They wanted more vegetables consumed an...
10th Aug 2020
Some readers may recall The Jetsons, originally a cartoon series set in a sci-fi world where people get around on flying cars and robots...
3rd Aug 2020
In the midst of a global pandemic, facing an economic downturn and Brexit just months away you’d be forgiven for considering whethe...
27th Jul 2020
Writing a weekly blog isn’t a hardship, especially with so much going on in the energy world. But it is made so much easier when in...
20th Jul 2020
Last week I tweeted about a major Fuel Poor Network Extension scheme that replaces old electric storage heaters with new gas central heat...
13th Jul 2020
Last week we had the mini-budget, the initial GD2 settlement, and the Energy Minister saying how enthusiastic he was personally, for a hy...
6th Jul 2020
Decarbonising heat will cost billions, actually hundreds of billions, possibly a trillion pounds. The sum matters but who pays and how, p...
29th Jun 2020
Last week was warm, flaming June, so of course it was the time to talk about how we heat our homes. Several reports were published, inclu...
22nd Jun 2020
The economic outlook is bleak as a result of Covid. It will take years for us to recover and there will be pain felt along the way by mil...
15th Jun 2020
As a rule of thumb, most Britons hate it when they are told to do something. Especially when it seemingly offers no benefit to them, even...
8th Jun 2020
A study published at the end of May demonstrated an all too familiar first-world response to a global problem. It showed, yet again, the...
1st Jun 2020
Let me begin by saying I have never been to Barnard Castle and I usually go to Specsavers to test my eyes, so I’ll concentrate on o...
18th May 2020
Governments, of all colours, get loads of grief when things go wrong (the Punch and Judy of politics). Rightly so as it is our money they...
11th May 2020
The Committee on Climate Change, which I voted to set up and respect their work, wrote to the Government last week to persuade them to fo...
4th May 2020
One of the problems with Twitter is it acts like an echo-chamber. You tend to follow those whose views you support and vice versa. So whe...
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