General purpose public discussions
This is the general discussion forum - for things that don't really fit into any other one.
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Latest: 2008-12-19 09:04:30
I am always tempted by a mains energy meter, but the price is always to high.
Scottish Power has plans for producing electricity from the tidal flows in the north of Scotland.
Latest: 2008-08-05 12:15:51
Does anyone know if wooden compost bins are any good?
Here's an interesting website, with a look at what would actually be involved in trying to meet the UK's energy requirements from entirely renewable sources.
Latest: 2008-06-12 13:59:14
With fuel prices at an all time high and the argument raging about the Government's take in duty I'm wondering what the view of RRR readers is on the situation.
Should the Government hold back on the proposed 2p/litre rise in fuel duty, offer a 20-25p/litre rebate to 'essential users' (as suggested by the haulage industry lobby) or press on regardless?
What about domestic heating oil prices, which have practically doubled in the last 12 months?
Oil passes $135 a barrel, and I heard a guy from Oil industry saying Sweet Crude is probably approaching its maximum output.
You'll perhaps have noticed the new navigation menu item labelled 'RRR Jobs Board', that appeared on the site recently.
We've set this up in partnership with a company called Brainhunter, who have lots of experience in managing online recruitment systems.
Latest: 2008-03-20 15:45:37
I believe any hope that the problem of climate change can be solved within the existing economic framework of Neo-Liberal Capitalism will prove to be utterly unfounded. To try to put this right without rectifying the clapped out global financial system won’t work and environmentalists doing so will carry on coming up against a brick wall. They need to look at the way this system works and intellectually grow beyond the conditioning that economics and finance can only be understood by economists and financiers. Of course its true that they are doing something very useful in highlighting to the unaware the “elephant standing in the corner” but we’re all locked in to an international economic system that most effectively blocks substantial change.
Latest: 2008-03-10 09:07:59
I saw the spike on the graph and then looked out side and saw the street lights coming on.
Latest: 2008-03-04 15:00:08
Will the Scottish Parliament relax planning controls on domestic green projects?
Latest: 2008-02-29 21:26:42
How does this really work?
Latest: 2008-02-01 22:38:21
If I sell power from a grid connected system - who are the companies who will buy?
Latest: 2008-01-07 15:10:09
Giving Proven a second chance.
Latest: 2007-12-14 15:10:56
There is a national public vote to allocate this huge sum to one of four projects run by various charities.
All UK homes could be powered by offshore wind farms by 2020 as part of the fight against climate change, under plans being unveiled by John Hutton.
This site should perhaps be "Refuse-Renew-Reuse-Recycle"
I am glad to see that the government has made it clear that it intends to phase out traditional light bulbs. Why did this take so long?
Latest: 2007-09-22 01:11:50
Why not introduce low or zero VAT rates in order to promote energy efficiency?
Latest: 2007-09-17 16:28:41
my proven 6KW is up today
Its a fairly windy day and i have not produced a Watt yet
My Question : What Voltage is needed and for how long before the Windy boy starts feeding power to the grid
Latest: 2007-09-16 18:18:22
Will we see an introduction of "Carbon Footprint Tax", CFT by our soon to be new Prime Minister?
Mr Gordon Brown, if you really want to become an effective PM please lead by example and not just "rule".
If (given that the UK produces a very small percentage of World production) it is important that the UK reduces our national Carbon Footprint, the article below provides some suggestions on how.
Other forum members please add your suggestions.
Well, as an experiment I just screwed in some Megaman Compact Reflector bulbs to see if this was the answer. And here is the assessment after a few hours.
This website allows you to offer commercial and industrial waste products, by-products and surplus materials for free, to other people/companies who could make use of it.
Frank Field M.P. & Johan Eliasch's web site Cool Earth, has finally launched at www.coolearth.org. Cool Earth aims to highlight carbon emissions - and allow members of the public to do their own small bit to address deforestation.
A copy of the launch email is copied here:
Latest: 2007-03-01 20:48:19
Did you get your grant?
Latest: 2007-02-27 15:43:44
As copper prices are going up ($7000/tonne or thereabouts), what's an old hot water cylinder likely to be worth?