Sustainability

Nitrogen feeds billions of people, but relies on cheap fossil, damages soils, pollutes water with runnoff and only about 20% actually gets picked up by plant root hairs

On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 12:33 PM, dave andrews wrote: Bbc r4 on the above pointed out how the  haber process generated nitrogen feeds billions of people, but relies on cheap fossil, damages soils, pollutes water with runnoff and only about 20% actually gets picked up by plant root hairs, the rest washing away/off_gassing.  So why don’t they provide small fertiliser particles coated with imper... »

The renewable grid – canal from Scotland to England, transport and water delivery

This is a proposal to construct a canal following the 300 meter contour in UK to convey water from Scotland to UK.  This would provide primarily water for irrigation in the South, which experiences periodic water shortages, bulk transport of goods, power station cooling, and flood relief. A limited amount of hydro power may be generated. It is based on the Pownall proposal of 1949 http://www.davis... »

List of Energy Acronyms / Glossary

     Acronyms/Glossary  AFC           Automatic Frequency Control AFRO         Automatic Frequency Responsive Operation (same as AFC) AGC           Automatic Generation Control AGR           Advanced Gas-cooled Reactor (unique to GB, operated by British Energy/EdF) BWR          Boiling Water Reactor  (Second most common reactor type world-wide) IAEA          International Atomic Energy Agency of t... »

Adsorbed Synthesis Gas – light weight tankers for non fossil fuel shipping fuel

I am trying i to find a supplier of ready made -lightweight ro/ro tanktainers that will hold my own supply of clean syngas (no inerts) I make coconut shell activated carbon with high microporosity and hardness.  Alternately  am looking for someone who has experience working with ASG in particular- making portable tanks- also trying to work out the totals per M3 for capacity, fuel value . The gas w... »

Call for papers on 'Embedded Carbon in New Design' for the Proceedings of ICE – Energy journal

The journal Proceeding of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Energy encourages paper submissions on the topic of Embedded Carbon in New Design. The call for papers is here: »

A Short Poem on Climate Change in the run up to Christmas, 2009

A Short Poem on Climate Change in the run up to Christmas, 2009   I fly abroad – the speed of sound; That’s the way to cover ground Why holiday here when you can go Around the world, for sun and snow   I must have two mobile phones I’ve two ears, to hear their tones; The latest gadgets so amuse me Energy to make them ? – don’t confuse me !   I gave the future not a glance, And rashly leaping... »

Organic Agriculture is key part of reducing carbon outputs and sequestering carbon in soil – UN Report

Low-carbon farms can raise food output, UN food agency says “BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Low-carbon farming can both curb climate change and boost food output in developing nations and so must be rewarded under a global climate deal due in December, the U.N.’s food agency said on Thursday.”……………….?” “Food Security And Agricul... »

Prof Dave Elliot and Renew – Claverton Energy Group's "House Magazine"

Renew, the long-running 34 page bimonthly newsletter on renewable energy developments and policy, is now being offered to subscribers in PDF form.  It’s an invaluable and unique source of news and analysis produced by Prof  Dave Elliott of the Open University. Now in its 30th year, it covers news and issues from the UK, EU and around the world, and also relays and digests material emerging i... »

Energy and carbon savings with trams – a short paper by Professsor Lewis Lesley

"Getting urban car trips down from 70% to 50% would save about 5% of UK carbon emissions." Transport is an energy intensive activity, heavily dependent on oil (99.97%) and a significant emitter of carbon dioxide (30% of UK total). Exhortation and education can reduce car dependency but in the absence of draconian powers to force people to change travel modes, people will freely choosing sustain... »

Trading Green is moving forward and have started introducing to South-East Asia (Thailand and Philippines ) an innovative wastewater bio-treatment process.

Dear Claverton, Trading Green is moving forward and this might be a good time to ask for your assistance! As you will see by the attached, the main product we have started introducing to South-East Asia (Thailand and Philippines for the moment) is an innovative wastewater bio-treatment. Its superior performance and quick action can really help people in tropical climates and solve their most press... »