Earth Notes: Earth Notes is 10!

10 years of getting greener...
10

Early in 2007 I thought that I'd create a simple (single-page) microsite about composting vs domestic solar power, of which the remnants are now here!

I was just about getting the energy saving bug, though it really took towards the end of the year to bite, someone having challenged me to think of optimising my home/office energy use as an engineering challenge.

See a screenshot for the site as of May 2007 below (and click through to the Wayback Machine snapshot).

10 years ago

Now, something like 10 years after that 1-pager idea, Earth Notes is well over 100 pages, has been cited in research papers and newspapers, has been used as a data source by government departments and electric car/storage bods (in both cases for PV generation data), has its own Twitter feed (@EarthOrgUK) with about 54,000 tweets so far, and is still going strong as of June 2017!

See a screenshot from June 2017 below (and click through to the archive.is snapshot).

June 2017

The thinking behind the site eventually had me lead a smart heating workshop at the UK's Department of Energy and Climate Change in late 2012, and start the Open-Source Thermostatic Radiator Valve (OpenTRV) project in 2013 with the aim of knocking several percent off Europe's carbon footprint (and several £billion annually off home heating bills).

Here's to another decade!

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