Blog posts with the tag: "Technology"

Friday 28 March 2014

A few days after I published my blog on innovation warning about the dangers of technology hype and a lack of understanding of the realities of the innovation process, particularly in the energy sector, the Independent on Sunday provided a perfect example.  Across the bottom of the front page the headline said (screamed?) “Exclusive: Renewable…

Monday 23 September 2013

The press coverage on what looks like DECC’s (and Ed Davey’s) attempts to attract, (“woo” in the words of the Sunday Times), Chinese firms into the UK nuclear industry highlights one of the many signs of desperation in UK energy policy.  EDF is also seeking Chinese involvement in Hinkley Point but apparently China General Nuclear…

Monday 29 April 2013

It was good to see that The Independent had a big piece on fusion power on Saturday ‘One giant leap for mankind: £13bn Iter project makes breakthrough in the quest for nuclear fusion, a solution to climate change and an age of clean, cheap energy’) as fusion hadn’t had much press coverage in the last…

Friday 19 April 2013

There is still often confusion about what we really mean by energy efficiency. It is a phrase that comes with a lot of baggage and associations with doing less and sacrifice – the old idea of ‘energy conservation’. It even gets confused with renewable energy sometime which is strange given renewables are a means to…

Friday 12 April 2013

On my recent travels through the American mid-west (my favourite and a much maligned part of the US) I was asked the question, “who is ahead in energy efficiency, the US or Europe?”. This is an interesting question I have thought about a lot over the last few years. The first part of my answer…

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