Archive | December, 2016

Dieselgate – why did the EC allow this to happen?

I’ve been reading the recent report by Transport and Environment “Mind the Gap 2016” about car fuel efficiency and it makes shocking reading for a number of different reasons. The report focuses on the difference between official tests which produce the emissions data on which we base decisions to buy cars in Europe and the […]

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Happy Yule

Today – 22 December – is the first day of Yule and the beginning of the new solstice year, so Happy Yule to all.

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The tyranny of experts and populism

Experts have been getting a hard time recently, disparaged by a number of politicians. Their credibility diminished in the mind of the common man. Their pronouncements not believed by many. And yet given the complexity of the modern world we need experts to advise on issues, so how have we got here and why does […]

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Life Cycle Assessment – Toilet seats and business sustainability

The hinges on a toilet seat broke and so I thought I would buy the hinges and replace them. Well the manufacturer’s website didn’t have the information and an email to them didn’t elict a response, so what I found myself doing was buying a new plastic toilet seat I didn’t need to acquire the […]

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