12 01, 2017

Why is it so hard to be green?


This week I got dumped. Our ground source heat contractor emailed to say that, despite a start date 2 weeks away, they were pulling out.  My initial reaction was to direct all my anger towards them, accusing them of incompetency, laziness, misselling etc. But then I realised that the real culprit here is a government [...]

Why is it so hard to be green?2019-02-13T14:02:52+00:00
5 12, 2016

Heat from the ground


I've done a scary thing this week - I've signed up to replace our gas boilers with a ground source heat pump (GSHP for short). I'm in good company though because Cambridge Terrace, the largest residence in London after Buckingham Palace is doing the same, although on a rather larger scale. Switching from gas to renewable [...]

Heat from the ground2019-03-07T15:40:41+00:00
12 10, 2016

Investigating Solar PV


Our architects who have worked tirelessly to design a modern, ecological kitchen extension to our energy-guzzling, draughty abode are, understandably keen on renewables. And so am I, providing they suit our energy and heating requirements.  This post covers solar pv - the research I've done and the questions I've asked to determine whether it's a good option [...]

Investigating Solar PV2019-02-13T14:03:15+00:00
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