Month: August 2022

  • Electricity should be renewable and as local as possible

    This post considers the proposition that most energy could be generated from renewables near to where it is needed. This article starts with a brief history of the electricity network, which reminds us that its origins were local in nature, and of how the grid evolved. History of the electricity network In 1881 the town…

  • Why are electricity prices rising?

    Why are electricity prices rising?

    We examine the reasons behind the dramatic rises in electricity prices following the unprecedented rises in fossil fuel prices, and why reductions in renewable prices have had no effect.

  • Council’s carbon reduction targets won’t do the job

    Council’s carbon reduction targets won’t do the job

    Following its Climate Emergency declaration three years ago, Teignbridge District Council has published and adopted Part 1 of its Climate Action Plan. Part 2 is expected later this year. Action on Climate in Teignbridge (ACT) welcomes the long-awaited plan, believing it is an essential first step in delivering on the council’s commitment to be a…