Category Archives: Climate Change

Our move back to Scotland, and pretty much everything we’ve done since, was – in part – informed by our understanding of the rate and effects of our changing climate. This is the story of how we’re slowly adapting our lives and surroundings to minimise our impact on our planet’s ability to sustain human society. And, yes, there are cat pictures.

Easy Gains: Removing VAT on Retrofit Energy-Saving

For all the publicity that the ‘sexy’ side of climate change mitigation gets – wind, wave and solar power or the shift to electric vehicles – all of which are necessary and laudable, the biggest difference that we can make is to reduce our demand for energy in the first place.  Continue reading Easy Gains: Removing VAT on Retrofit Energy-Saving

How hard can it be…

…to buy a car? I may have mentioned this before, but I hate buying cars. Or rather, I love the process, spending way too long playing with online configurators and researching deals, to the point where I feel sufficiently equipped for the really negative part of the process: dealing with car sales people, a sub-species whose means of sustenance I have never quite managed to understand as, like the Chameleon of antiquity, they appear to exist on air alone. They certainly don’t do so by selling cars.

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