Fuel poverty: avoid, solve or survive?

It’s all over the news. Fuel price rises despite wholesale fuel prices falling and increasingly large profits for energy suppliers.  The government is encouraging people to take action themselves, to switch suppliers and insulate their homes....

7 Nov 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty

What price magic?

I love fireworks. I don’t just enjoy them, I love them.I love the way they fill up the whole sky, hang in the air and make time slow down, like bubbles, or crazy stop-frame animation. I love the way they fill space in 3D, the way they blossom and...

31 Oct 2011 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Carbon reduction

Increase Your Miles Per Gallon by 22 Percent and Have a Smoother Ride

So. I swaggered over to my fuel efficient driving lesson confident in the knowledge that, as a red blooded male driver, I would be assured of improving a bit on my already excellent and impressive fuel efficient driving. They might be able...

11 Oct 2011 Lynne Sneddon Carbon reduction

Perfect Portions Save Food Waste and Money

The prize draw closed midnight, Monday 10 October 2011.Perfect portions mean fewer leftovers and less food waste. We have three Perfect Portion Kitchen Kits worth £47 to give away today. The lucky winners will get a shiny new kit consisting of...

10 Oct 2011 Lynne Sneddon Waste

A fully electric car: would you drive one?

Well, would you? Tell us whether or not you'd be up for driving an electric car. Leave your comments and questions.For more info, check out the Energy Saving Trusts's Living With an Electric Car videos with Robert Llewellyn .

4 Oct 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

No.10 Bus - Spark of Greenius

A short poem for you...No. 10 new hybrid bus.Diesel charges battery and drives wheels via electric motors.Recharges battery on braking and downhill.No gears: quiet and very smooth.Free wifi - not tested it yet.Improved my carbon footprint by just...

22 Sep 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Chuck another kilowatt on the barbie!

Lets all admit it….Kilowatts are not the easiest thing to understand. Changeworker Daniel “Gannet” Johns (see previous posts) certainly needed some guidance. My task was to devise a simple way to help. Here is how the process went:Stage...

15 Sep 2011 Lynne Sneddon Waste, Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

A wind farm rising above the smoke of Grangemouth

That’s the scene that took me by surprise whilst out walking the dog (bio-degradable poo bags at the ready of course). It was starting to get drizzly but I could still see quite far and it gave the horizon a moody, misty feel to it. I’d never looked...

2 Sep 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction

Zero Waste Heroes: We Have Lift-off!

St David's RC Primary School, winner of this year's Zero Waste Heroes competitionZero Waste Heroes Mission HQ here with a quick update on our latest competition launch. But first, a superhero salute to last year’s winners, St David’s RC Primary...

31 Aug 2011 Lynne Sneddon Waste

Cakes help insulate Applecross!

Applecross Climate Challenge Fund project held a successful community open day recently with over 50 people attending, a quarter of the local population. Local organiser Carolyn Peterson said “the event was a great success and a brilliant start to...

26 Aug 2011 Lynne Sneddon Energy and fuel poverty, Carbon reduction