Air Pollution Archives
Community Energy: Re-energizing the Local Power Scene
5th January 2015 | Peter Rolton: Chairman, Rolton Group
I’ve been writing about the need for a reconfiguration of British energy for a long time. On the infrastructural side things are a mess, and they don’t look any better from the spare capacity perspective, nor from the fuel poverty angle.
The Carbon Cost of Facebook’s Phantom Profiles
3rd August 2012 | Peter Rolton
On 1st August, news broke of data released by Facebook which reveals its carbon footprint, the first time the company has made such figures public.
Canute comes to North Carolina
31st July 2012 | Peter Rolton
News networks across the UK yesterday were picking up on Professor Richard Muller’s Berkley Earth Project, the results of which have led him, a man who once doubted the existence of climate change, to reverse his opinions and refer to himself as ‘a converted sceptic.’ This stands in poignant contrast to other parts of the world, which suffer from continuing and purposeful ignorance on the topic.
1975: The Year the Queen Officially Opened Britain’s Energy Crisis for Business?
30th July 2012 | Kate Roche
Last week, the Department of Energy & Climate Change released the key points from their ‘Digest of UK Energy Statistics 2012,’ showing the development of energy trends that are both encouraging and disappointing.
Wind: Cuts and Compromise or Clear Direction?
26th July 2012 | Tom Warwick
This morning, the DECC announced the results of the latest alteration to UK renewable energy subsidies. The Government’s Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) banding review was due before parliament’s summer break; however a clear divide within the coalition meant that the final announcement was delayed until today.
Tax Payers Alliance Misses the Point on Renewable Energy
26th July 2012 | Peter Rolton
A recent article by the Tax Payers Alliance claims a report by BIS, its ‘International Comparison of Energy and Climate Change Policies Impacting Energy Intensive Industries in Selected Countries,’ shows that DECC policies are killing British Industry by increasing energy costs.
Business needs to see clear commitment to going green
20th December 2011 | Peter Rolton
As the challenge to the government’s decision to effectively dismantle the subsidies for solar PV heads into the high court this week, it’s worth reflecting on the scale of the problem we face in reducing carbon emissions globally.