2017 – We are living in interesting times, environmentally speaking. Change is in the air, things are in flux, leading to who knows where?
Last week, I visited a family that had got themselves into financial difficulties.
Getting my kids to turn the lights off has been a real struggle over the years.
I am not sure if this has ever been done before in print, but I would like to claim a World First in this month’s article.
A cautionary tale and hopefully some useful advice. Back in this column 2013, I highlighted waste laws which affected householders when the employ traders to do work for them.
Some of you may know about spoofs of what are termed “modern day adult problems”.
Let me stray into territory where everyone has an opinion – and that’s eating out.
Last week, on St Patrick’s Day, the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) published the findings of its two year investigation into the functioning of the energy supply market.
We are all fundamentally irrational beings. We make decisions every day based on our own skewed sense of the world and frame our justifications accordingly.
Looking back at winter 2015, I found it very difficult to use the greeting “turned out nice again” when discussing the weather.
Back in May last year, I raised the potential for communities to become energy generators. The big Big 6 energy companies currently dominate the consumer energy market but changes are happening with some far-reaching opportunities for community energy ownership. Let me tell you more…
Good news, energy costs are coming down. Or so we are told. The global oil price has fallen by more than 40 per cent since June, when it was $115 a barrel – apologies to those who do not use dollars or measure things in oil barrels, so think of an oil barrel as 35 UK Gallons or 280 pints.
A month on and my new regime is taking shape. Twice a week I travel into work by bus, two days I share the car with my wife and one day I try to work at home. Well, that’s the plan.