- March 9, 2015Read more
Firstly, any word with ‘mega’ in front of it is worth finding out about…secondly, storing generated energy is still a problem.
In a previous job I researched how the military could effectively store energy generated from solar panels while on remote manoeuvres – the military does not stop at sundown. It was a while ago and there was no standout battery technology to solve this problem.
I am now also interested from a ‘distributing energy generated locally’ and use all that you generate point of view. We generate the electricity but don’t necessarily need to use it all at that the point of generation –we can of course use spare capacity to heat water for later use,…
- March 2, 2015Read more
Well it’s exciting to see that having got its planning application approved, the solar array at Berriewood Farm (an old WWII airfield site that’s now a riding school and livery yard where my horse is stabled) is now under construction. I’ve seen the process happening from initial option, through the planning process and now onto the build. The farm area has lots of space where the cross country course runs in the summer but where only sheep graze for the majority of the year. Putting in a solar array will still enable the sheep to graze so no land is lost and the cross country course is being moved so situation normal – all with the advantage…
- February 23, 2015Read more
So a new year is upon us and with it comes new challenges, new clients and more work! Specifically this year as well as my other areas of work, I’ve been given the challenge of trying to get my head around the maize that is the producer responsibility regulations and packaging data returns.
It’s something E4environment have been doing for a long time, so I’m fortunate to be around experts in the field who have dealt with packaging over the last 15 years to guide me. There’s a large area to cover and isn’t something I’m going to pick up overnight, however being thrown in at the deep end is often the best way to learn!
- February 16, 2015Read more
Having spent New Year in Bergen, Norway I can certainly see that not only is Norway blessed with oil supplies but they are also surrounded by the natural assets which make them a key player in Hydro and wind power. Nearly all the electricity generated in Norway is derived from hydroelectric power.
By 2012, 632 MW of wind power had been installed – almost exclusively on land and the world’s first floating wind turbine has been in operation 10km off the coast since 2009, with a capacity of 2.3 MW, in the scheme of things this not up near the top of the wind leader board but Norway is now utilizing the knowledge and experience from offshore…
- January 12, 2015Read more
I’d like to take the credit for starting this blog but, to be fair, this idea was a culmination of discussions that we had in the office one day. Delia from Shropshire Council called in for a meeting about the Carbon Economy. She’d been to a workshop in the morning about blogging and its use in business. My initial thought was that it couldn’t work for us, we’re consultants, we advise people, we sell our expertise – how could a blog possibly help us? Anyway, here we are a couple of months later giving it a go. Our aim is to give a bit away about ourselves and what we actually do in a normal working…