“Carry on flying – it’s not that bad for the environment anyway”

“Carry on flying” – a headline hitting the media as the UK Government publish their transport decarbonisation plan. Not a statement you usually hear when people are talking about reducing GHG emissions. It contrasts staggeringly with the voices of environmentalists, with the rise of Swedish ‘flygskam’ (flight-shaming) and Flight Free campaigns. So is flying reallyContinue reading ““Carry on flying – it’s not that bad for the environment anyway””

“Renewables couldn’t generate enough power for everyone… and they’re bad for the environment!”

What are renewables? A renewable energy source is an energy source that doesn’t run out. Fossil fuels, like coal, oil and gas, are finite, meaning that we will run out of them eventually. When fossil fuels are burnt to create energy, they produce greenhouse gases. Renewable sources of energy, however, are more sustainable and environmentallyContinue reading ““Renewables couldn’t generate enough power for everyone… and they’re bad for the environment!””

“Don’t get a smart meter – they’ll just turn your energy off when they want and steal your data”

Hmmm. that doesn’t sound quite right. What’s a smart meter? And how are they connected to the environment? A smart meter is a new(ish) type of energy meter being installed in the UK and many other countries. They allow you to be more aware of your energy usage, helping you reduce your emissions, whilst alsoContinue reading ““Don’t get a smart meter – they’ll just turn your energy off when they want and steal your data””