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EPC v Passivhaus: The Clash of Standards

By MikeC (Admin) on 29-Jan-10 18:00. Remarks (0)

An EPC rating scores a Passivhaus down to a C - how will the EPC clashes against homes built to the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) standards? I've also included yesterday's newsblast so there is plenty to catch up on.

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World Energy Outlook: should we trust it?

By MikeC (Admin) on 10-Nov-09 20:49. Remarks (0)

The World Energy Outlook was published today, but can we trust it? A whistleblower thinks not. His warning joins a growing chorus of others urging our Govt. to pull its head from the sand, because we don't have time!


Ed Miliband: “Peak Oil a second order debate”

By MikeC (Admin) on 28-May-09 14:44. Remarks (0)

Good interview (podcast) with Ed Miliband, secretary of state for energy and climate change, in which he is confronted with the question of Peak Oil and climate change at the 2009 Transition Network conference - but he doesn't quite get it.

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‘Get serious about energy efficiency’ – David Strahan

By MikeC (Admin) on 27-Apr-09 14:57. Remarks (0)

David Strahan, writing in the Independent on Sunday, slams the budget as "utterly hollow" and points to research predicting peak coal as early as 2025. Also, what about this carbon capture experiment?

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Energy Performance Certificate Presentation - Interesting

By MikeC (Admin) on 23-Nov-08 12:32. Remarks (0)

Very interesting presentation (podcast and slides available) from Dr Brenda Boardman to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Peak Oil and Gas (APPGOPO) earlier this month, discussing the importance and potential benefits of Energy Performance Certificates. Recommended.

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Home Information Pack threatens Govt targets and energy security

By MikeC (Admin) on 12-Jun-08 03:16. Remarks (1)

The Energy Performance Certificate must be released from the Home Information Pack to effect urgent wholesale change to our existing housing stock - not to mention meet the Government's own targets.

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Pulling our "chestnuts out of the fire"

By MikeC (Admin) on 28-May-08 15:26. Remarks (0)

With OPEC largely ignoring calls to increase oil supply, David Strahan - past guest on the DEA Podcast - is on the BEEB today saying they are at "geological limits". Meanwhile, Gordon Brown tries to squeeze 50,000 extra barrels/day from the North Sea

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Video: Shell Oil Scenarios vs George Bush on Energy

By MikeC (Admin) on 23-May-08 00:41. Remarks (0)

As talk of Peak Oil - or easy oil - increases, and with oil blasting through another high of $135/barrel, who has a solution? Oil-man G W Bush, or Shell Oil?

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Vid: Ireland's Energy Minister Outlines Energy Problem

By MikeC (Admin) on 29-Mar-08 03:56. Remarks (0)

Refreshing and informative interview with Ireland's Energy Minister, Eamon Ryan, discussing peak oil and climate change. Taxation and energy rationing is part of his plan. Will the UK follow suit?

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The EPC, The Smart Meter and the Green Homes Service

By MikeC (Admin) on 18-Mar-08 17:55. Remarks (2)

Take the powers of a Domestic Energy Assessor, an Energy Performance Certificate, the Green Homes Service and a smart meter... what have we got? Quite a lot potentially

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