Category Archives: Environment

New UK Electricity Pylons?

This video on new pylon designs misses the option of putting the cables underground (or underwater) instead. This would have a higher up front cost but lead to much better looking countryside and probably lower total cost of ownership. The lower total … Continue reading

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Love Clean Streets – The Result

I posted recently about http://www.lovecleanstreets.org/ and the mobile phone app of the same name. I wasn’t sure that Merton Council were going to act on anything I’d reported, but I’m happy to say that they’ve sorted out all the graffiti … Continue reading

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UK to tackle bogus carbon schemes

Following on from my previous post about carbon offset schemes, I discovered via the BBC that the government has decided to provide a voluntary standard for schemes. Their initial recommendation is to go for one of the following four schemes … Continue reading

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Carbon emissions offsets for flights

This morning I was alerted by a LastMinute.com newsletter of an organisation I’ve been meaning to look up for a while. They are called "Climate Care" (www.climatecare.org) and they allow you to calculate the impact your activities have on carbon emissions … Continue reading

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