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The Worlds First “Net Zero Carbon Football Match” – Valid Effort or Missed the Target?

This Saturday‚Äôs premier league fixture between Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea is billed as the world’s first “Net Zero Carbon Football Match”. This caught my eye as I am often stunned by the vast number of corporate entities claiming to have achieved or targeting achievement of Net Zero but a small amount of digging reveals veryContinue reading “The Worlds First “Net Zero Carbon Football Match” – Valid Effort or Missed the Target?”

Videos and Trophy’s: Updates from the Day Job

As I haven’t uploaded in a while I thought I’d use a post to show some exciting content relating to my day job that has been keeping me busy…… The video below was shown at the Greater-Manchester Combined Authority, Green Summit in September 2020 showcasing Electricity North West’s wide ranging decarbonisation measures. From 5:05 IContinue reading “Videos and Trophy’s: Updates from the Day Job”

Craving Certainty – Energy savings, facemasks and offsides

I recently listened to a fantastic podcast likening the use of VAR in professional football to certainty surrounding the impacts and restrictions related to Covid-19. A key message from the podcast was that we, the general population, crave certainty around topics as complex as a global pandemic (or the refereeing of football) in simple binaryContinue reading “Craving Certainty – Energy savings, facemasks and offsides”

Why are Chilly’s Bottles so good? And are they still so good in some of the most extreme climates on earth?

Chilly’s bottles have become extremely popular and this is no doubt because they are very good at what they do, keeping drinks hot and cold for long periods of time. From my own experience they can actually be too good, leading to a burnt mouth when out and about. What interests me about Chilly’s isContinue reading “Why are Chilly’s Bottles so good? And are they still so good in some of the most extreme climates on earth?”

Working from home in the lockdown – How is my carbon footprint affected?

In the days when this lockdown status was looking inevitable, given what had gone on in other European countries, I had a conversation with a colleague about the impact of this on our carbon footprints. At first, we initially spoke about how much our carbon footprints would be reduced, if we all worked from homeContinue reading “Working from home in the lockdown – How is my carbon footprint affected?”


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