The Opportunities of New District Heating
4th October 2013 | Peter Rolton: Chairman, Rolton Group
When the Department for Energy and Climate Change announced the launch of a £6 million funding programme for the development of district heating and cooling networks across the UK, I was relieved. Energy policy in the UK often plays to the tune of ‘one step forward, two steps backwards’, so to have some clear and undoubtedly positive direction from the government is welcome in my eyes.
Posts from 2013
Green Deal: Mean Deal?
24th May 2013 | Peter Rolton
My first musings on the Green Deal argued that homeowners, businesses and politicians alike should welcome it with open arms.
Indecisions, Indecisions, Indecisions: the Eternal Energy Game
17th May 2013 | Kate Roche
After being unceremoniously dismissed from the key talking points planned for the forthcoming G8 summit some months ago, the recent Queen’s Speech saw climate change tacked quietly back onto the very end of the agenda.
Separating the Woodchip from the Trees
10th May 2013 | Peter Rolton
Biomass developments get a relatively high level of coverage in the field of sustainable technologies; some laud it as a major player in the move to a cleaner environment, while at the other end of the spectrum some brand it ‘Dirtier than Coal’.
Bursting the Carbon Bubble
22nd April 2013 | Peter Rolton
Fresh predictions of a worldwide economic collapse are beginning to gather pace, with warnings voiced that up to $6trn could be tied up in stranded carbon assets if the globe sticks to the 2050 carbon budget it has set of 886 GtC02, designated to the years between 2000 and 2050.
An Industry Powered by Scottish Spirit
19th April 2013 | Kate Roche
The Scotch whisky industry has been using its by-products for several years to save money and reduce the carbon emissions of its world-famous distilleries, capturing CO2 and converting it into animal feed.
Energy: The Weapon of Mass Coercion Pt. II
12th April 2013 | Peter Rolton
Last week I wrote about the emerging concept of energy as a weapon in the fight between state and corporation, and how this might pan out in future as the world’s resources continue to dwindle.