Bill Scott

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  • Rectifying the export tariff

    Climate Action included this in a recent message to its supporters: "While most of us were out catching rays in the heatwave earlier this summer, the government snuck out a call for evidence about small-scale renewable energy in the UK, and...

  • In the line of fire

    This was the title of a leader in the Economist in August.  The sub-head was "The world is losing the war against climate change." The article included the following: Three years after countries vowed in Paris to keep warming “well...

  • Rationing my footprint

    I've been measuring my carbon footprint out of curiosity.  If I were still a teacher of environmental science, I'd be having students to do this as part of their studies – and then exploring the implications and limitations of what...

  • A new Bath blog

    For all you educational researchers out there, can I recommend Bath's new educational research blog, co-ordinated by Eric Joyce.  You'll find the blog here.  The first posts relate to: Social Constructivism is madness, it says here... 'Fresh Ed Podcast'  

  • When Clearing isn't clear

    I had hoped this year to avoid writing about exams, exam boards, universities, courses, student joy, student pain, grade inflation, etc etc.  However, as August becomes more autumnal, it's not to be. Call me naive, but I really did think...

  • Herdy instinct

    I was almost taken in by the claims of on a soft toy "born in the English Lake District and inspired by our lovable Herdwick sheep".  Herdy, I was told, "will find a place in your heart".  I think not,...

  • Another milestone for Semington A

    Last week, the total output of the power station on my roof – Semington A – reached 30 MW.  This after some 7 years.  Although it once took a big coal burner about 10 minutes to do this, to say this, is...