Author Archives: jpreed

New Sustainable Environment Research Centre Blog

We have moved blogs to The new blog will be focused on sustainability issues as before but will also highlight work being carried out at the Sustainable Environment Research Centre at the University of South Wales. It will also … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine Syndrome?

I started writing this post last year but didn’t get around to finishing it. Then last week the topic popped up in the news again with the release of a study Spatio-temporal differences in the history of health and noise … Continue reading

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The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Recently I discovered a story about wind farms that suggested that there was a “…possibility that hundreds of derelict wind turbines, coated with indestructible toxic chemicals, will be left rotting on Welsh mountains for hundreds of years.” The basis of … Continue reading

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Only the juciest cherrys picked: guaranteed!

There has been a bit of a flap amongst certain types of blogs over the past weekend. This has been mostly centred on an article and update that appeared in the Mail on Sunday, claiming as certain types are wont … Continue reading

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Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore

When I saw this latest story about wave power, I was surprised that it was news. But apparently news it is, and actually it is worth passing on. The Carbon Trust have produced a report that sets out, apparently for … Continue reading

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Zero carbon, or not zero carbon? That is the question.

A student made me aware of an interesting recentĀ  judgement by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA). The complainant had challenged that “ zero carbon solar power & water heating” was misleading and could not be substantiated. The issue arose around … Continue reading

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Out of Time?

The International Energy Agency put out their World Energy Outlook (WEO) this week. I don’t seem to remember the WEO getting a huge amount of press usually, but this time it comes with a warning that guarantees headlines. “The world … Continue reading

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Yet another round of cuts

The Government just can’t seem to stop announcing cuts! This week the Government has proposed a plan to cut GHG emissions by 50% from 1990 levels by 2025 en route to 80% cuts by 2050. Under the Climate Change Act … Continue reading

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World Water Day

I have an article published today for World Water Day on the University Website that I thought I would leave a link to from here, it doesn’t go into too much detail about anything but has some links to places … Continue reading

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What a difference a year makes.

This post is a belated update to the lies, damn lies, and statistics post from the end of last year. The below figure has been updated with the temperature anomaly for 2010, and we can see that it sits just … Continue reading

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