You may have noticed that German and parts of Scandinavia have been leading the way in renewal energy in most recent years; investing more time, money and commitment into technological innovation and country wide installation than many other places in the world.
But when you compare all levels of efficiency – including transport, construction, industry and carbon footprint – which countries really deserve the gold star for effort when it comes to championing clean energy? Well, this shiny infographic halfprice.com.au may just have your answer (Hint: Germany is still top dog…)
Continue reading The Worlds Most Energy Efficient Countries [infographic]
I’ve been seeing an increase of stories in the news recently about ordinary people rising up, and standing up against plans for fracking in their local area. Using assertive, yet relatively peaceful, campaigning method; I’ve seen everyone from passionate, student activists to concerned, middle-aged housewives taking to the streets with placards, or writing forceful letters of objection to their MPs. This subject is a hot bed for debate in the UK right now, and everyone’s in on it.
But I must admit, until not long ago, I had largely been oblivious to what fracking actually was; simply relaxing into the view that it was something that was bad for the environment but too technical for me to understand. I’m guessing I’m not the only one to shy away from the more industrial side of sustainability, so I thought a “Fracking in a nutshell” post might be helpful! (plus I’m a massive Battlestar Gallactica fan so have been dying to over use the word Frack for years!)
Continue reading Understanding: Fracking