Tag Archives: green energy

Green power: making the energy switch

A wind turbineSwitching to a green energy supplier is something I’ve been meaning to do for a couple of years now. I think I’ve been putting it off as I knew it might require a fair bit of research. I had to write a presentation for a course I was on at work this week so decided to do the green switch as part of a research project, killing two birds with one stone….

First off, I wanted to work out how much energy we… Continue reading

Shell shock: oil company gets tough on sea otter

Shell executive accuses otter of "playing up" his illnessThis spoof story from The Onion is the funniest thing I’ve read in ages…..

“Executives from the Shell Oil Company blasted a floundering, oil-covered sea otter Monday, accusing the small aquatic mammal of grossly exaggerating the effects of last week’s hazardous petroleum spill.

According to Shell president Marvin Odum, the otter has been putting on “quite a show” in front of rescue workers and clean-up crews, and… Continue reading

Turbulent times: sit-in on the Isle of Wight comes to an end

I’ve been following the sit-in protests at the Vestas factory on the Isle of Wight over the past few weeks. Not least because I’m heading to the Isle of Wight for Bestival on 10 September, and if it pisses it down, joining the protesters inside the factory may have meant a welcome rain shelter.

The story today is that the sitters-in have now left the turbine blade factory, after bailiffs obtained authorisation to enter and chuck them out.

I had not realised that, until almost exactly one year ago, Vestas had a blade factory in Campbeltown, Scotland… Continue reading