Nigel Hawkes :: Wed, 29/02/2012 - 16:52

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Academics wrangle over fuel poverty and winter deaths

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 10/02/2012 - 13:53

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Spinning a wind-powered future

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 08/11/2011 - 13:00

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Scotland’s unevidenced energy claims

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has called the Scottish Government’s bluff over its renewable energy claims.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 13/10/2011 - 13:03

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Carbon Monoxide: the killer with no official record

Several papers yesterday headlined claims that accidental deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning rose sharply in the 12 months to the end of June 2011.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 16:47

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Puffing the future of renewables

Renewable sources have a big part to play in future energy supply. But how big? Sometimes their supporters can be guilty of exaggeration.

Nigel Hawkes :: Tue, 10/05/2011 - 15:05

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Crying over spilt crude

Last week a sharp fall in oil prices caught some commodity traders on the hop.The hedge fund Clive Capital lost $400 million in a day after Brent crude dropped in price by $16 a barr

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 26/02/2009 - 00:00

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Puffing and blowing for renewables


THE UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and former US Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore argue in the Financial Times (February 16) that there are now more jobs in the US wind industry than there are in the entire coal industry. This is something to celebrate, they suggest - and indeed in these hard times it is good to know that there are employment opportunities in renewable energy.