April 28, 2022
As regular readers of this site will know, I’ve been super interested in electric cars for a long time, so I was excited to find last year that I could lease one through the Salary Sacrifice Scheme. This scheme makes it easy and affordable to lease a new car — including electric cars.
In my case, I arranged to lease a fully-electric Kia Soul just over a year ago. The car has a 280-mile range, which is more than sufficient for the vast majority of my journeys.
May 2, 2021
Electric cars are amazing vehicles, but if you need to use public EV charging stations then you could find the fun and enjoyment of driving electric can be quickly tainted.
As someone who drives a pure electric car and relies 100% on public charging points, I’ve had to learn the hard way on how to make the most of a still evolving public charging network.
However, rather than you going through the same pain points as me, I thought I’d share some of my tips on how to make your charging experience as pleasant and stress-free as possible.
Let’s dive straight in…
March 14, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic that started over a year ago has had a tremendous impact on our lives so far. We all got affected either by the disease or hardships it caused in everyday life. So did numerous businesses and industries. However, some sectors, such as the automotive, while suffering losses on one hand, also saw significant changes which led to positive results, especially for the environment.
July 6, 2020
What is a rooftop garden?
No surprise here. A rooftop garden is exactly what it sounds like, a garden that happens to be on a roof. Sometimes this means flowers and shrubs or even a vegetable, herb or fruit garden.
Humans have been gardening on the roofs of structures for centuries dating back to the ziggurats of Mesopotamia (600 BC). While the practice is not new, as urbanization has swept the globe, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their ecological footprint, maximize space, and to add some natural beauty to their homes.
Whatever the reason, rooftop gardening offers a ton of benefits.
June 22, 2020
As countries around the world are fighting against coronavirus, not only has the healthcare sector been hugely impacted, the virus has created changes in every sector, including the environment. In the midst of this crisis, can we see a window of opportunity to emerge from this pandemic as better environmental stewards?
Here are seven ways how coronavirus is steering a positive impact on the environment.
May 24, 2020
Given the tons of benefits it affords you — solar energy is the future.
So you will be making the right decision if you choose to power your home with solar energy. However, powering your home with solar energy will require some amount of planning if everything is to go just the way you want it.
Thankfully, we know a thing or two about the nuts and bolts of getting solar energy to your abode.
February 11, 2020
2020 is here, which means the UK target to recycle 50% of our waste is closing in.
In 2017, we recycled 44.3%, which showed our growth of just 3.9% in the last five years. It’s only been until very recently that many people were aware that we might not reach this particular target, and realised the actual importance of recycling. It cannot be stressed enough that we should be doing things daily to become greener and to reduce our carbon footprint.
So why has it taken us this long to promote sustainable plans and products? And why are the vast majority of people still not listening?
November 17, 2019
In October 2019, a live demonstration of MagRail technology, a high-speed rail transport system developed by Hyper Poland, took place in Warsaw.
During the demonstration, the ride of a MagRail vehicle on a test track was shown. The 48-meter track was made to a 1:5 scale. The maximum speed during the test was about 50 km/h, acceleration 6 m/s2 and deceleration 15 m/s2.
July 8, 2019
Everyone starts their business thinking it’s going somewhere.
Nobody wants to fail.
But in reality, 90% of start-ups collapse.
Want to be part of the 10%? Then make sure you follow these three essential keys to business success:
March 6, 2019
I’m excited to finally sit down with Alan Asbury, who is one of the UK’s leading energy savings experts.
Alan has been interested in environmental issues since he was a teenager, and attained his master’s degree in ‘Environmental Management, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Energy, Resources’ from the University of Nottingham in 1999.