All things energy

Celebrating the biggest climate change success

With all the gloomy news recently about climate change it is easy to forget the successes, said Midlands energy expert Ron Fox. He said the most dramatic was a worldwide ban on ozone-depleting chemicals 34 years ago that has averted a catastrophe today. Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan [...]

Warm welcome to the Red Arrows plan to go green

The summer highlight for many is a visit to an air show, especially when the Red Arrows are present. Although the number of displays has been reduced this year because of covid restrictions, many are still going ahead.  But not all the spectators will know that the world-famous aerobatic flight [...]

Climate change is a problem now, not in the future

Many people think disruptive climate change is a future problem, but it is here now, warns Midlands energy expert Ron Fox. Action is needed urgently, he said, after scientists presented their latest UK State of the Climate report which said:  2020 was the third warmest, eighth sunniest and [...]

Act now to beat £139 a year rise in energy bills

Millions of householders were given an electric shock this month with the news that energy prices are going up in October by around 12 per cent a year. Regulator Ofgem is putting up the price cap which will mean the typical dual gas and electricity customer bill is likely to rise by £139 to [...]

For peat’s sake remember this deadline, gardeners

During lockdown householders have been spending more time working on their gardens, including putting peat compost down to improve the soil. Few probably realise, said Midlands energy expert Ron Fox, that their work is hastening climate change and that is why garden centres are banning the sale [...]

UK ‘is not prepared for extreme weather problems’

The recent catastrophic floods in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands have been blamed on climate change. But how prepared is the UK for more intense rain and very hot weather after the Met Office issued its first ever extreme heat warning last week? The answer is very worrying, according to [...]

Starting a new cycle with longer lasting goods

Washing machines, TVs and fridges should have a longer lifespan after new Government legislation was introduced this July – six months after green energy expert Ron Fox called for action.  From Thursday July 1 manufacturers must make spares available to customers with the aim of ensuring these [...]

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