An Introduction to domestic Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels

This paper aims to provide an introduction to the main issues around PV to help consumers make an informed decision about PV for domestic use. The fact sheet raises questions around energy payback times, rare and dangerous materials, and costs. Read the fact sheet here (pdf – 317kB) >> … More…

The impact of animal farming on people and planet

The World Bank estimates demand for meat and dairy products will grow by 85 per cent by 2030. This demand comes predominantly from the industrialised, developed world. Meat and dairy production can have severe consequences for climate change and resource depletion. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation in their … More…

Car scrapping – sense and nonsense of a popular sceme

In September 2009 the British government decided to extend the funds of the car scrappage bonus to an additional 100,000 vehicles with the aim of┬ámitigating┬áthe impacts of the financial crisis on the struggling car industry and to prevent possible lay-offs. This initiative rewards people who want to scrap their old … More…