HOME AND BLOG PAGE. This is the only page that provides for multiple postings (a limitation in the design of the site). These include blog items and also older archived material. The list immediately below the author's photo on the right has these postings tagged by subject. So BLOG takes you to recent topical comments, Europe to both blog and other items with a Europe content, and so on. Older blogs may eventually be deleted from the blog section but remain under their subject headings on this page.
OTHER PAGES. These will be mainly subject specific, and are usually rather longer pieces of analysis or comment. Current pages include SCIENCE VS SCEPTICISM, DECARBONISING HEAT, CUMULATIVE CARBON, and A CLIMATE MANIFESTO.
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SIDE BOX FOR LINKS TO OTHER SITES. These are intended to be links to other sites that provide information or relevant comment, eg on climate science, or on areas of research linked to subject matter. I will be adding to this list and continuing to suggest links I believe are particularly interesting or useful.
OTHER SIDE BOXES. Two of these provide an alternative means of finding any postings that are not separate pages, but are posted within the HOME AND BLOG page. One is organised by subject matter and the other is archived by date of posting.
FULL LISTING (BLOG ITEMS ONLY AT THIS STAGE). This is shown below in reverse date order. Just click on a title to reach the item.
9 November, 2023. ELECTRICITY TARIFFS IN A LOW CARBON WORLD. Summary of some tariff ideas. 155.
1 November. 2023. WHAT ARE THE REAL ISSUES WITH LIFESTYLE AND CLIMATE POLICY? What are the real issues and choices for a sustainable future, and what are just spurious claims in the culture wars? 154
12 June 2022. ELECTRICITY, STORAGE, RENEWABLES AND NUCLEAR. First serious analysis of storage issue. 144
OCTOBER 4, 2021. ELECTRICITY TARIFF REFORM. SHIFTING THE BURDEN FROM ELECTRICITY TO GAS IS A START. Tariff reform to make heat pumps viable. 140
Tuesday, September 21, 2021. ENERGY CRISIS? MARKET FAILURE, INCOMPETENT GOVERNMENT, COVID, OR JUST ANOTHER MANIFESTATION OF BREXIT. About the combined crises in gas supply, transport, supply chains and food deliveries. 139
Friday, August 6, 2021. COSTING AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE FUTURE. IGNORE THE ALARMISTS
Demolishes nonsensical claim, that EVs will bankrupt UK plc, by so-called All Party Parliamentary Group for Fair Fuel. Shows they overestimate by very large multiple, due to crass errors of arithmetic and failure to understand basic physics and engineering realities. 138
Sunday, 23 May, 2021. CRYPTOS THREATEN SUSTAINABILITY. BITCOIN AS AN EASY TARGET FOR COP26? Describes the major climate issues posed by crypto-currencies dependent on high electricity use, especially in coal based power systems. 137
Tuesday, 20 April, 2021. STAKEHOLDER DECISION-MAKING: UNDERSTANDING SIERRA LEONE'S ENERGY SECTOR. New paper published from OU study on this subject. 136
Tuesday, 20 April 2021. THE IPAT EQUATION AND THE KAYA IDENTITY. A CONVENIENT MEASURE FOR UNDERSTANDING CLIMATE ISSUES? The Kaya identity is a simple numerical device for assigning causality under some conditions.135
Monday, 12 April, 2021.THE AFFORDABILITY OF A UK ZERO CARBON TARGET. Comparing some costs and macro-economy statistics. 134
Tuesday, March 23, 2021. PRINCIPLES FOR THE EFFECTIVE INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE OR LOW CARBON ENERGIES INTO NATIONAL OR REGIONAL POWER SYSTEMS. Turkmenistan COP26 roundtable. 133
Saturday, February 20, 2021. TEXAS POWER CRISIS. MARKET OR REGULATORY FAILURES? Causes of Texas power crisis, and putting a value on reliability.132
Monday, 1 February, 2021. ENDING RELIANCE ON THE MARKET ALONE TO DELIVER FOR THE POWER SECTOR. Movement away from market fundamentalism and back to intervention and planning? 130
Saturday, 30 January, 2021. ASTRAZENECA AND THE VACCINE CONTRACT. VON DER LEYEN’S INEXCUSABLE BLUNDER . The EU/AstraZeneca contract. Analysis of contract. 129
Monday, 11 January, 2021. GLOBAL BRITAIN. IS COP 26 THE GREAT OPPORTUNITY? UK role in COP 26. Hamstrung by past ideologies and break with EU. 128
Wednesday, 6 January, 2021. THE ELECTRIC CAR EXPERIENCE . Observations of a new owner. 127
Tuesday, 16 June, 2020. STATUES, THE IMPERSONAL TRENDS OF HISTORY, AND CHAOS. Individuals versus impersonal trends in history. Climate change? 126
Friday, 12 June, 2020. ECONOMIC GROWTH AND THE PARABLE OF THE TWO ECONOMISTS. Milton and Maynard debate economic growth and what GDP measures. 125
Sunday 31 May 2020. CORONAVIRUS STATISTICS AND NATIONAL COMPARISONS IN THE PANDEMIC . A few statistical comparisons. 124
Monday 11 May, 2020. SAVING THE PLANET DOES NOT NECESSARILY COST THE EARTH . Refutes Fake News claim by commentator from American Economic Institute. 123
February 19, 2019. CAN COST BENEFIT ANALYSIS GRASP THE CLIMATE CHANGE NETTLE? And can we justify ambitious targets?
8 March 2017. HOUSE OF LORDS DOWNPLAYS CLIMATE ISSUES AND THE BIGGEST MARKET FAILURE OF ALL. [3 of 3] Discusses proposal to postpone emissions reduction. 64
1 July 2016. BREXIT LAWSON SCIENCE AND CLIMATE. IS THERE A THREAT TO PARIS? Suggests the momentum for climate policy may now be too strong, and is likely to be reinforced in trade discussions. 29
8 June 2016. THE IMPORTANCE OF CARBON PRICING. Short general statement of why we need to internalise the long term costs of GHG and carbon emissions. 20