Earth Notes: Saving The Planet @Home

Site updated 2020-06-06 08:15 GMT.
Be an efficiency hero - catch yourself doing something right and do more of it!

Want to do your bit at home to improve your quality of life, save money, cut down on waste and carbon pollution, and get the planet back how it used to be?

Did you know that the majority of your neighbours are undertaking energy saving actions every day? That is also one of the most powerful messages to encourage people to save.

This site is mainly about the practical steps that I have taken to make my own life (and that of my family) a little better and lower-carbon. Many of them are actions that you could take too...

On Earth Notes

solar PV panels on roof

Featured: Solar Power Finance Without the Jargon, a Review (2019) (easyread review)

Candid, informative book by Jenny Chase explains how analysis happens, or how a wet finger in the wind may still sometimes be better! #solar #book #review

Does what it says on the tin providing a low-art-term discussion of solar power and how it gets paid for. Readable and human, shining a light on how (Bloomberg) New Energy Finance and its pricing indices and analysis were bootstrapped. Did they peak too late with their first kettle, though?

grid carbon intensity

LIVE GB Grid Carbon Intensity (mobile), Live grid-tie PV generation and off-grid PV stats.

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SECTIONS datasets, frugality, microgeneration, podcast, research.

Yearly Electricity and Gas (ie heat and light) Carbon Footprint

Things That We've Done

We've crunched our carbon footprint. We've become a SuperHome. We've pondered other changes that we might make. But most of all there's been quite a lot of fun learning. Maybe it's my engineering mindset, but I've made a hobby out of conservation and meter watching. I've had fun out of 'tuning' life a little. The rest of my family humours me!

See a full list of articles in the site guide, but here's some actions to start with that we took...

Things That You Can Do

Effective changes that can be made at home are based on lowering energy/resource demand...