Tag Archive for 'cost'

Explaining a unit of electricity

May 28th, 2010 by Gavin Lanoe

Guernsey Electricity Ltd. charges for electricity in units.  One unit is equivalent to using 1000 watts of power (one kilowatt) for one hour.  This is expressed as a kilowatt hour or kW.h.  If a piece of equipment uses 500 watts it would use 1 kW.h in two hours.  (500 watts x 2 hours = 1 […]

Catherine Mohr discusses embodied energy in cleaning up a kitchen spill and building her home

April 21st, 2010 by Richard Lord

Catherine Mohr’s gave an informative and entertaining presentation to TED in February 2010. Catherine Mohr works on surgical robots and robotic surgical procedures. In this presentation she speaks about the embodied energy in the resources we use.  To illustrate the concept of embodied energy she begins by comparing the embodied energy in the various ways […]

Ten Reasons why the Suez proposal should not be reinstated

March 19th, 2010 by Rupert

Please reject the Spruce requete and honour the emphatic 38-2 vote in the States of Deliberation on 26th February in support of the Chief Minister’s & Deputy Chief Minister’s support for a revised waste strategy. The Guernsey taxpayer is shouldering 100% of the financial and operational risk of the Suez Environnement waste proposal. Suez bears […]

The Voodoo economics of Incineration

December 7th, 2009 by Richard Lord

In a presentation by Dr. Paul Connett he states that incinerators are an economic disaster.  The public do not find out how much they are paying for these things until it is too late.  Most of the money spent on incinerators goes into a few pockets and leaves the community.