Saturday, 30 November 2013

No climate-change deniers to be found in the reinsurance business

Rod Janssen, an independent expert on sustainable energy, reports on a interesting very article by Eric Reguly of Canada’s Globe and Mail, which gives a detailed account of the context and implications of climate change for the reinsurance industry.

Image taken from here. Not sure about copyright etc.

Friday, 29 November 2013

UK sets new wind energy record

The news that UK wind farms have cleared the 6 GW mark for the first time made my day!

I can feel an extra drink at tonight's Skittles Match coming on!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Let's not forget the moral case for climate action

Excellent article by Craig Bennett, director of policy and campaigns at Friends of the Earth, at

His comments that "surely it would make sense for humanity to move, sooner or later, from dirty centralised old and fossilised energy to clean, decentralised new renewable energy, delivered by the sun, wind, waves and tides direct to point-of-use? Why remain chained to the limiting infrastructure of the past, when new technology allows extraordinary opportunities for the future?" reminded me a recent article under the heading: An electricity generation system the Victorians would be proud of.

On a related note, see also paper by Prof John Twidell under entitled The political and ethical case for renewable energy, available via
All in all, surely the conclusion has to be that the time-wasting and tedious ongoing debate about man-made climate change should be over? The sooner the media, including and in particular the BBC, stop wheeling out climate dinosaurs, the better!

Monday, 18 November 2013

An electricity generation system the Victorians would be proud of

Quote of the month, or perhaps even the year/decade!

It is time that we started thinking of renewable energy technologies as our primary source, with fossil fuels and nuclear as curiosities to be put in a museum along with the other exhibits from our industrial past.


See full article by Rob Such at