Kevin McCloud and investing in local ventures | Letters

By Anne workforce / August 27, 2019

Judy Eames on the news that investors in the Grand Designs presenter’s property firm could face big losses

You report (Grand Designs’ McCloud faces property nightmare, 23 August) that shareholders could make big losses after being promised big returns by a property company run by Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud. I’ve lost count of how often this has happened. For some it’s loss of gambling money; for others life savings are involved. In the McCloud HAB case, the risks were flagged up in these pages in January 2017. How many investors read the financial pages and heed the advice?

Localised small-scale cooperative ventures are more appropriate for many investors. A while ago I made a small investment in a local solar energy development, for environmental reasons and not expecting large returns. But it has done well. A regular feature about investments in such projects would be a great help to readers like me.Judy EamesAston, Oxfordshire

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a very blunt message about the way we discuss climate change

By Anne workforce / August 21, 2019

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said it before, and she’ll say it again: We’re still not doing enough when it comes to combatting climate change.

“I don’t think that we are discussing climate change the way we need to be discussing climate change as a country,” she told Stephen Colbert on The Late Show. “It is such a huge, broad, systemic issue, and you can’t just say, ‘Is Miami going to exist in 50 years?’ We need to say, ‘What are you going to do about this?'”

AOC went on to praise the young people pushing for a larger climate debate, which she described as a good idea.

“Climate change is an infrastructure issue, it’s a jobs issue, it’s an energy issue, it’s a foreign policy issue,” she said. “We can’t just talk about the Copacabana, you know what I mean?” Read more…

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Just 10% of fossil fuel subsidy cash ‘could pay for green transition’

By Anne workforce / August 13, 2019

Redirecting small portion of subsidies would unleash clean energy revolution, says report

Switching just some of the huge subsidies supporting fossil fuels to renewables would unleash a runaway clean energy revolution, according to a new report, significantly cutting the carbon emissions that are driving the climate crisis.

Coal, oil and gas get more than $370bn (£305bn) a year in support, compared with $100bn for renewables, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) report found. Just 10-30% of the fossil fuel subsidies would pay for a global transition to clean energy, the IISD said.

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Samsung TVs, Philips electric toothbrushes, Braun shavers, Anker speakers, and more on sale for Aug. 6 in the UK

By Anne workforce / August 13, 2019

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The wonderful thing about this deals round up is that you can find all the top brands in one place. The offers are great too, but it wouldn’t mean much without big names like Samsung, LG, Toshiba, and more.

We have tracked down the best deals on 4K TVs, electric toothbrushes, electric shavers, smart home devices, and much more, from the biggest names in tech. You can pick up discounted devices from the likes of Philips, Braun, Oral-B, Hive, and Sony Bravia.

These are the best deals from across the internet for Aug. 6.

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A handpicked selection of the very best deals in the UK, including Hive thermostats, Anker speakers, and Letsfit fitness trackers. Read more…

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Travellers’ tales: readers’ favourite holiday memories

By Anne workforce / August 12, 2019

Our tipsters’ memorable moments include falling in love in Venice, drinking schnapps for breakfast in Slovenia – and a disappearing cow in India

I hopped on to a pink rowing boat in the village of Tam Cốc in Vietnam, for a peaceful boat ride just after sunrise. I admired the breathtaking views of the bright-green rice paddies, limestone cliffs, enchanting caves and the beautiful river. Tam Cốc is a magical place, full of natural wonders. But I was slightly surprised by the rowing technique. The people in Tam Cốc row with their feet! It is apparently a faster way of rowing, and more energy-efficient. It also bodes well for multitasking – I saw one local woman going past, rowing with her feet, phone in one hand and eating mango from the other.Rebecca

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UK risks losing out to Europe in home battery boom, report warns

By Anne workforce / August 12, 2019

Controversial tax hike could leave country lagging behind as continent powers ahead

The UK risks being left behind in Europe’s home battery boom because of a controversial tax hike on solar-battery systems, according to a report.

The energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie has predicted that Europe’s home battery capacity could climb fivefold in the next five years as more households plug their rooftop solar panels into battery packs.

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