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Graham Walden

Using Technology to Live More Sustainably

In the previous post in this series, we began to break down the barriers to becoming more self-sufficient as individuals, so now I’d like to share with you some examples of what that might look like. On my own house, solar panels generate up to 70 per cent of my…

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Creating Sustainability in a Sharing Economy

In the previous post in this series, we looked at the role of the government, the local councils and us as consumers in creating a more sustainable future, so let’s now look at how close we are to becoming more self-sufficient. As a society, we’re not too far away from…

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The Future of Energy – A Need for Self-Reliance

In the previous post in this series, we looked at the global markets and events influencing energy prices, and because of these variables, the price of electricity is only going one way – and it isn’t down. We live in an age of fragile world markets, politically-motivated events, concerns around…

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The Global Landscape of Energy Production

Every minute of every day, five thousand times as much energy as we need hits the earth in the form of solar energy. That surplus isn’t going anywhere; it just gets absorbed into buildings, into the ground, the desert or the sea, warming everything up. But what if we could…

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How sustainable is your home?

With the uncertainty around Brexit and the current instability around energy production, it will become increasingly up to us as individuals to become more self-sufficient in our homes and lifestyles. That’s why we’d like to share with you our latest research into the UK’s energy landscape, and give you a…

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Health and safety aspects of photovoltaic solar installations

Health and safety aspects of photovoltaic solar installations This is a chance for principal designers and safety professionals to hear John Conway from Eco2solar on the health and safety aspects of photovoltaic (PV) systems installation and maintenance. John will cover the following topics: The reasons for choosing PV over other…

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UK political party leaders agree!

Hi David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg signed a cross-party pledge to tackle climate change in February this year. The agreement includes commitments to an internationally binding deal at Paris 2015, a promise to end unabated coal power generation and a pledge to agree a Carbon Budget in accordance…

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