David Thomas's Blog Posts

- October 01, 2013

How wasteful is the smartphone industry?

HOW GREEN is the latest iPhone? Apple has just released the iPhones 5S and 5C. The 5S is encased in aluminium with a carbon footprint of 70kg. The 5C is Apple’s first mid-range iPhone,...

- June 27, 2013

UK Spending Review – what does it mean for sustainability?

THE UK is on track to miss its 2020 and 2030 carbon reduction targets, says the Guardian, despite an increase in windfarm installations and attempt at widespread retrofit, The Green...

- April 24, 2013

Highlight of Sustainability Live: Green Build Hub

Sustainability Live 2013 happened last week at the Birmingham NEC. It's a coming together of three separate events: NEMEX Live, EfW Expo and IWEX Water. Together they cover the renewables,...

- March 28, 2013

Discovering Why More Businesses Don't Buy Into Energy Efficiency

THE UK government’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) wants to know why businesses don’t buy into energy efficiency.   Recently The Green Building Council’s Business Case...

- February 26, 2013

What are the main arguments for and against the Green Deal?

A BIT OF BACKGROUND ABOUT THE GREEN DEAL: Britain's new energy efficiency program, designed to keep homes warm and draught-free. It allows people up to £10,000 to install cost cutting...

- January 31, 2013

Renewable Energy Projects Across the UK

THE UK GOVERNMENT has just launched its grand energy efficiency plan, the Green Deal. The Green Deal has been designed to reduce carbon emissions and provide insulation and other home...

- December 20, 2012

The fastest crowdfunding platform in the world is dedicated to renewable energy

EVERYDAY PEOPLE can now invest in renewable energy projects, thanks to democratic finance platform Abundance Generation, the fastest growing crowd funding site to date. Five pounds...

- November 16, 2012

Investigating 'common sense technologies': GPS tracking systems

The story here is: efficiency brings together financial and environmental arguments. Economy in general – not being wasteful – is common sense. So what is a ‘common sense technology’?....

- September 05, 2012

Will New UK Government Initiative Calm Fears Over Rising Energy Prices?

It is a turbulent time for the UK’s energy industry. Rising energy prices make the argument for solar PV more persuasive than ever, and the stage has been swept clear for a new financing...

David Thomas

David Thomas

Hello, I'm David. I write about energy efficiency and about the solar industry for websites Greendeal.co.uk and The Eco Experts. Skips rope and eats bread.

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