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edie partners with BEIS to drive climate action through Green GB Week

Hi There, Should there not be a section where new innovation projects can be posted. This is a place and opportunity to make people aware that there is at least one hydrogen True Zero Emissions project which will bring about Affordable Zero Emissions Transport if it gets support. It will also lead other applications bringing about Zero emissions Off Grid Houses. It will also lead to people who still do not have access to energy to have electricity and H2 gas from a H2 EV that will improve their work efforts and also their lifestyles. At present in collaboration with a UK University, ACE II Alternating Current Electrolysis produces major amounts of Hydrogen basically Catalytic Carbon and Powdered Aluminium. In what is now a separate project HyPulJet Ezi H2 ACE II is to become Ezi H2 to be developed as a Hydrogen on board the EV Hydrogen fuel on demand from HyPulJet H2 combustion turbine The intention being to develop a Hydrogen power pack for EVs in the first instance, where Ezi H2 units will be will be a clip in unit. These units will NOT contain any flammable material which is superior to a petrol tank Objective to make the Industry aware that for similar costs there can be Affordable Zero emissions EVs To do this the intention is to remove the petrol fuel system and petrol engine-generator range extender from a BMW i3 and replace it with HyPulJet Ezi H2 power pack. Could eventually cut the battery pack as the Power Pack will power the car at all times at Zero emissions So the Hydrogen BMW i3 will be at a similar price to the petrol version or lower. Why combustion and not a more efficient H2 Fuel Cell? The vehicle movement causes Air Impurities to enter the flow of 99.999% H2 which then blocks the FC. Combustion will not be affected by the Air Impurities Look forwards to a reply from Edie if there could be a section for New Innovation because this is just one, perhaps the first but the World certainly needs this and more to happen rapidly. Mrs May held a Zero emissions summit and by my understanding this project is the only one at present which can Claim to be True Zero emissions in use which means that at no time is it connected to any Fossil Fuels energy.

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How can we normalise ''custom-splitting''; partnering the millions of those wanting to create their own home (some on statutory registers) with the millions of those with space to spare they would be happy to share/sell/rent/rent-to-buy? The subdivision would result in the occupation of the space and fabric we are heating, that is also insulated as part of an energy efficiency upgrade of the whole building.

30-minute masterclass: Seven ways to adopt the circular economy across your business

Thank you for sharing the link. There is also a Circular Economy Course on Udemy but with focus on entrepreneurs.

Primark expands Sustainable Cotton programme to Pakistan

Its nice to see that now brands are focusing on Pakistan for their sustainable cotton goal its a goods start to engage world 4th largest cotton producer to become of partner for their sustainable goal, Pakistan have potential to grow sustainable cotton such as BCI, REEL & Organic,

Waitrose to use home-compostable bags in produce aisles and phase-out 5p carrier bags

A commendable goal indeed. However there was no mention of what they consider "Compostable Material" or where it will be composted. Major Municipal Composters, (where most will end up), need the materials to completely decompose in 8 - 12 weeks. Virtually no materials can meet that time-line. I would like to know which materials they claim can do this and maintain enough strength to hold products.

Energy-generating building materials backed by ?36m Government funding

Why do we need to spend 36m pounds to work out something we can do now, Passivhaus plus does this already. It''s easily doable with some extra care in the design phase and as importantly in the build , they are being built now, we supplied the timber frame structure for one in Hampshire recently. All that is needed is commitment . Patrick Wilkinson Touchwood homes ltd.,

Energy-generating building materials backed by ?36m Government funding

Why do we need to spend 36m pounds to work out something we can do now, Passivhaus plus does this already. It''s easily doable with some extra care in the design phase and as importantly in the build , they are being built now, we supplied the timber frame structure for one in Hampshire recently. All that is needed is commitment . Patrick Wilkinson Touchwood homes ltd.,

EU must end new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 to meet climate targets - report

So from where does the replacement energy come? There are no plans to build the additional generating plant, indeed the Infrastructure Commission just want more turbines,insanity, they have little if any practical knowledge, and seem not to want it! I have never seen any proposed mechanism for the process by which CO2 influences gobal warming so much above its concentration, except glib statements about inceasing water vapour, which do not bear examination. But alot of money is being made. Richard Phillips

EU must end new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 to meet climate targets - report

I have been saying this on Edie and other platforms for months. There are these people researching and putting out reports and there are people who are opposed to this happening who are still in a position to block new innovation or to not take innovation up or promote it. HyPulJet Ezi H2 a development project at a UK University struggling to get funding for initial modelling, whilst Govt hands funding to have building materials store clean energy HyPulJet is a concept for a Hydrogen Combustion Turbine-generator to power EVs needs development to ensure it is viable and then through to a Proof of Concept on the road Zero emissions EV. That will be made easy and low cost with the development of ACE II as Ezi H2 on board the EV Hydrogen Fuel system. ACE II is US designed/owned it is Alternating Current Electrolysis where normal centuries old Hydrolysis has been Direct Current use and very energy intensive. As a result DC Hydrolysis has not been credible for On board the EV Fuel production. Basically, ACE II is Low-Voltage, Low amps. Low hertz uses Catalytic carbon and powdered Aluminium at 80 degrees C with prolific hydrogen production. In the case of the Hydrogen on demand system to match the needs of HyPulJet it is the case that the reaction needs to be controlled. One benefit after the Hydrogen is used, the bye product is Aluminium Hydroxide which is exceptional for reuse/recycling (Antiperspirant''s use Ah.) This could bring about Affordable Zero emissions EV at the lowest costs in all respects of funding as there is no need for the infrastructure which BEVs and H2 FCEVs need. Auto makers already produce EVs which use petrol generators So likes of BMW could simply convert their i3 model to the HyPulJet Ezi H2 Power Pack and there is a Zero emissions EV which could lose a major portion of the battery pack and be a lower price than the petrol version.

The built environment: Leading the way with LEDs - The Landsec blog

It is good to hear a company using a science based goal for a change. Of course turning lights off saves even more energy and reduces emissions so I would hope that as well as investing in LEDs Landsec are also looking at ways to switch off extraneous lights when they are not needed. Timers, smart controls, automatic motion detectors etc One thing to note on the subject of LEDs is the colour. Don''t replace traditional lights with the cool white LED as it is far too harsh and can be over bright. In an office environment use the warm white ones and go for as low a wattage as you can as it makes for a much more pleasant working environment. I only mention this as my workplace put in super bright cool white LEDs and they are horrible to work under.

'Bold action? required: UK mayors unite in calls for 2030 diesel and petrol phase-out

May I suggest that anyone interested in "dirty diesels" have a look at a UK company CGON Ltd., based in Exeter Devon, they make an add on device for all internal combustion engines that reduces emissions enormously and at a sensible price. I have had one fitted to my car. A.E.(Ted) Dowdeswell Email. teddwell@aol.com

Lord Deben: Businesses must avoid 'knee-jerk' plastic phase-outs

Remind me - what was the % waste in the food chain in the 1960s preplastic and % waste today?

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It is the mass house builders who need to be made to change, our local town is to have 4000 new houses over the next few years, every one will have a fossil fuel boiler, will not be sufficiently insulated and will be a Carbon dioxide emitter, all totally unnecessary. Zero carbon has to be mandatory, Messrs Persimmon, Barratt etc. won''t change unless they are forced to. regards Patrick Wilkinson

Lord Deben: Businesses must avoid 'knee-jerk' plastic phase-outs

Removing unnecessary layers of packaging and design for easy reuse or recycling is unlikely to cause problems, but I agree that kneejerk reactions involving new materials can be counterproductive

Number of dirty diesels on road still growing, report shows

Just apoint or so. Exactly what is meant "dirty diesel"? Current MOT tests apply almost the same standards to both petrol and diesel. The exact meaning of those "early deaths" is very unclear, a bit like "polltion" and 40,000 deaths, not at all what they seem. And those EVs, there seems to, in government and other circles a belief that our existing local power system can handle the load for recharging, it cannot, there is not enough copper in the ground, Realism is needed, Richard Phillips

Lord Deben: Businesses must avoid 'knee-jerk' plastic phase-outs

Great to see some sanity in the reporting of the issues surrounding packaging and the consequences of poor decisions being made to simply meet the narrative being fed to the public that all plastics are bad. Plastic is often the most sustainable form of packaging and protects the goods we buy throughout the supply chain. It is recyclable and should be viewed in the same way that we see other materials and collected as such. The issues are littering globally - irrespective of the material - and the lack of waste management in many countries. Focus on dealing with these and we would make a much bigger impact on reducing our impact on the environment.

Lord Deben: Businesses must avoid 'knee-jerk' plastic phase-outs

Looks like a lot of pro-plastics spin to me. The morrisons example misses the point by a country mile - it''s not just about the ''impact on climate change'' but the pollution of the environment. Surely fully recyclable and/or bio-degradable solutions are to be welcomed? ...albeit with something of a balancing act on the pollution front (emissions being only one form of pollution). As for responding to customer demand for less environmentally damaging packaging & plastics - again I don''t see the issue. Surely the more canny operator would see that as a huge carrot, rather than bemoaning being pushed by regulatory sticks.

Renewables hit record generation share high in UK

It is great to see that renewable energy is growing in its share of the energy supply market. However, when National Grid determines that the system requires renewables to throttle back, National grid pays the operators to cease/ reduce generation There is a payment scheme for end users to increase their consumption and get paid to do so by NG. This payment is less than the cost to compensate operators whose output is constrained. Soon in many periods of the year, energy conservation for those end users in the payback scheme is impacted!!

Renewables hit record generation share high in UK

It is great to see that renewable energy is growing in its share of the energy supply market. However, when National Grid determines that the system requires renewables to throttle back, National grid pays the operators to cease/ reduce generation There is a payment scheme for end users to increase their consumption and get paid to do so by NG. This payment is less than the cost to compensate operators whose output is constrained. Soon in many periods of the year, energy conservation for those end users in the payback scheme is impacted!!

UK's wind generation capacity surpasses 20GW milestone

Doesn''t matter how many wind farms you have the wind doesn''t blow 24/7. Solar and wind mills still need to be backed up by fossil fuel generators. tidal is the only way forward that is predictable generation. They should stop windmills now as they are unreliable to generate consistent baseload power. Windmills only generate 15 to 20% of there rated output.

UK's wind generation capacity surpasses 20GW milestone

Still not a fan of wind turbines, particularly badly sited wind turbines, but there is no denying 20GW of maximum capacity is a milestone. Especially given how much of it is located offshore where winds do tend to be a little more reliable. However there still remains a couple of questions: a) what is the real world capacity? That is what % of this 20GW is actually reliable produced for the majority of the time? Wind turbines only produce their maximum capacity at a very small window of wind speed before they have to throttle back to avoid damage and that wind speed is actually a lot lower than people think b) what happens when the country is covered by a massive High pressure system and wind speeds are too low for turbines to actually produce power? The blades may be turning but the turbines are not producing enough power to power themselves. Where is the backup for these times? The problem with onshore turbines is they are often in remote, highland areas which destroys a visual environment, or degrades it at least, creates problems with changes to watersheds and erosion from installing access tracks. I have no problem with the turbines in Norfolk that sit quietly turning in the corner of farmers fields but why are we still installing hundreds in the hills and glens of northern Scotland. This should stop until the Central Belt (where the majority of the population of Scotland live) or the M4 corridor (where millions of people live) take as many turbines in their backyards. We also need to start to move away from turbines and develop other sources so we have a balanced supply and are not relying on a single source.

Big-name businesses pledge to help make London world's 'greenest city'

Using renewables in a city is not enough to make it green! There is far more to be gained by reducing the need for energy. 1m2 of UK rooftop solar PV generates the equivalent of 9 litres of diesel per year. A good commercial greenhouse should grow several hundred pounds worth of the hardest to transport fresh produce. Devoting expensive buildings for use as ''factory farms'' has been proven as not sustainable - especially as they still rely on expensive ''final mile'' distribution. Our CloudGro systems use patented technology to create automated rooftop greenhouses. We can install on roofs where the framing needed to support PV makes it prohibitively expensive. We can grow to order at the point of need and avoid all costs of distribution - and more of many varieties than Tesco can sell. All heavily occupied buildings pay to dump heat and CO2, need a reliable source of fresh produce and to find a responsible way to dispose of transit only packaging (or better still - don''t buy it in the first place!). No city can really claim to be smart if it does nothing about using wasted resources to help feed itself. A CloudGro system can be run for much of the summer using a few PV panels - imagine a whole suppy chain with no added energy bill! That would free up renewables for use by those that cannot avoid the need for energy - like electric taxis that would suffer less congection with unnecessary delivery trucks taken off the road.

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