Alex Meredith

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What has happened to progressive ideas on energy policy?  Politicians seem to be locked in a rhetorical battle to go further and further backwards. There’s talk of a windfall tax which we tried in the noughties; some want a pool which we ditched in the nineties; and some want direct price manipulation which was the fashion of the seventies.  Nationalisation is a word that keeps getting cheers on Question Time.  The debate… Read More

£1bn Says DECC Understands Need to Address Power Demand The Independent has reported that the government is planning to put up £1bn to improve the UK’s energy efficiency.  The news comes after David Cameron reasserted the government’s pledge to be the ‘greenest ever’ in a major speech that was overshadowed by the guilty plea of Chris Huhne this week. If true the fund will be a major step forward for two reasons:… Read More

We have outgrown our little flat in London so it’s time to move out.  Some things we will miss, others less so….. Along with the logistical headache of living in a small first-floor flat with a baby, the first 8 weeks with our daughter have introduced us to 24/7 heating and round-the-clock illumination.  Step aside doting grand-parents, the people most excited about our new arrival have been our electricity and gas supplier…. Read More