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Five things you need to know when taking your battery electric car to Franfe
11
Aug

5 Things to know when taking a Battery Electric Car to France

5 Things to know when taking a Battery Electric Car to France 5 Things to know when taking a Battery Electric Car to France, follows on from my earlier blog, 5 Things I wish that I had known before I bought a Battery Electric Vehicle.  In that I questioned the practicality of taking a battery electric car to France.  This summer, that is what we did.  Starting on the hottest…

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5 things affecting the future of Electric Vehicles
24
Jan

5 things affecting the future of Electric Vehicles

5 Things affecting the future of Electric Vehicles. In my last blog “5 Things I wish that I had known before I bought a Battery Electric Vehicle”, I described what you should consider when buying a full electric car (EV).  This blog looks at some issues that will be important over the next couple of years.  So what are the 5 Things affecting the future of Electric Vehicles? 1.      Battery…

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5 Things I wish that I had known before I bought a Battery Electric Vehicle
14
Jan

5 Things I wish that I had known before I bought a Battery Electric Vehicle

5 Things I wish that I had known before I bought a Battery Electric Vehicle. We recently bought a Mercedes EQC, Battery Electric Vehicle as a family car.  It is a great car to drive, comfortable, quiet, well laid out, roomy and very quick.  That said, there is a lot I wish that I had known before buying the car.  We have had the car for a month now and…

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A Carbon Tax is coming, why?
08
Nov

A Carbon Tax is coming, why?

A Carbon Tax is coming, why? A carbon tax is coming and there can be little doubt that it is coming soon. Carbon will start to cost, and that will have a major financial impact on business.  Most organisations will be affected over the course of the next five years and must prepare to manage carbon pricing risks now. The UK has pledged to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by…

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The CRC the UKs first carbon tax?
01
Nov

Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme – the UK’s first carbon tax?

Was the CRC the UK's first carbon tax? Between 2012 and 2019 the UK operated a “carbon tax”, the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC EES). It was a carbon emissions reduction scheme, applied to organisations that consumed more than 6,000 MWh of electricity through half hourly meters. The CRC EES applied to both public and private sectors. It was estimated that the scheme would reduce carbon emissions by…

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Five reasons why global shipping is bad for the planet
12
Apr

Five reasons why global shipping is bad for the planet: yet it does not seem to care

A recent report in The Maritime Executive, describes the “World first zero emissions wind and hydrogen power cargo ship." Stories about low emission ships have been appearing for some time. A rather optimistic article on the Mongabay Website provides a potted history of the type. However, all this optimism could well be misplaced, given five reasons why global shipping is bad for the planet. The five reasons why global shipping…

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25
Mar

Bottom Trawling is a climate change disaster.

A recent study published in the journal Nature, demonstrates some unpleasant facts about bottom trawling for fish.  Namely that it results in carbon emissions higher than that of pre-pandemic global aviation (around 2%).  Unlike aviation, bottom trawling could be eliminated completely.  All the more so because it is unprofitable without the current substantial government subsidies. Bottom Trawling is a climate change disaster and uneconomic. Why is Bottom Trawling a climate change…

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Why Direct Air Capture might just work
15
Dec

Why Direct Air Capture might just work

Why Direct Air Capture might just work Direct Air Capture (DAC) is a method of removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.  The process works by passing atmospheric air through either a liquid, usually an aqueous alkaline solvent, or a solid sorbent filter (imagine a molecular sieve) that removes the CO2 whilst allowing the other chemicals to pass through the filter unaffected. The CO2 is then stored in underground reservoirs…

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Top Ten Carbon Capture options
03
Dec

Top Ten Carbon Capture options – Part Two

Top Ten Carbon Capture options - Part Two In the first article I discussed what are probably the more practical of the Top Ten Carbon Capture options.  The following five options are scientifically possible, but converting theory of these five of the Top Ten Carbon Capture options into practice, may not be easy. 6. Biochar Biochar is charcoal that, instead of being burnt as a fuel, is added to soil.…

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Top Ten Carbon Capture options Part 1
02
Dec

Top Ten Carbon Capture options Part One

Top Ten Carbon Capture Options - Part One Global energy-related CO2 emissions flattened in 2019 at around 33 gigatonnes (Gt) (33 billion tonnes).  This figure will be reduced substantially as hydrocarbon fuels are phased out and greater energy efficiency achieved. However, CO2 emissions will not be eliminated completely.  Carbon capture technologies (also known as negative emissions technologies) will be required to remove or sequester the emissions that remain.  This is…

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