“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” [Facebook comment] . In August 2020, there were complaints about areas of the Sidmouth Cemetery gone wild. This… Read More »Managing wildlife in Sidmouth Cemetery – three years on
Cornish Lithium secures funding to open the first mine for lithium in the UK [Guardian] And launches a crowdfunding campaign to build a sustainable, battery-grade lithium… Read More »Cornwall ‘looks to become a global hub for sourcing’ lithium
From upland sheep-farming to food from factories to a short history of meat-eating… . Alan Spedding provides “unbiased briefings about farming and rural life and… Read More »‘Animal source foods’ and their alternatives
Solar panel grants and funding available. [Devon] . There are schemes out there to help low-income households cut down on energy bills. The District Council… Read More »Free/low-cost energy saving improvements
LTNs can delay emergency vehicles by up to 45 seconds… but “streets feel safer and more sociable without traffic” [Oxford] . As reported in the… Read More »How are we going to decarbonise Exeter’s streets? Cameras rather than bollards?
“The future depends on what you do today.” [Gandhi] . In a year’s time – September 2024 – the United Nations is planning to hold… Read More »Looking to the UN ‘Summit of the Future’ 2024
The UK’s leadership position as the biggest market for offshore wind was “already in jeopardy” due to a slowdown in construction projects [Regen, Exeter] .… Read More »An uncertain future for UK offshore wind
Mixed messages: business activity falls but firms remain optimistic [Devon Live] Meanwhile: resorts try to maintain the visitor numbers “that formed both the basis for… Read More »Investing in the future of the South West’s economy
Including: rules on nutrient neutrality in rivers… “special regard” to developments’ climate impact… scrutiny on any new national planning policy… . LURB: What’s it all… Read More »Significant changes to the levelling-up bill
“Businesses try to take back control amid debate over productivity, pay and other issues.” [The National] . There is some mixed messaging coming from government… Read More »Working from home: the debate continues
“Another week passes and more divided views are vocalised over the changes in residential streets in Exeter.” [Devon Live] . How are we going to ‘decarbonise’… Read More »How are we going to decarbonise Exeter’s streets?
Plus: find a better domestic electricity tariff for EVs. . There are plenty of questions around the sustainability of EVs – including whether, in terms… Read More »How much does it cost to charge an electric vehicle?