Category Archives: carbon footprint

I’m gutted but I just can’t justify attending Google/O’Reilly Science Foo Camp

I recently received an invitation to Google/O’Reilly’s Science Foo Camp, for 2017 at the Googleplex in Mountain View later this summer. I’d so love to go. But I just can’t bring myself to do it, and this is the letter … Continue reading

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UCL Chemistry water flow update – ups and downs

Annoyingly I pressed publish accidentally so an incomplete version may have been posted out to the few subscribers I have – apologies for wasting your time. Time for an update on the water flow situation in our Department. In case … Continue reading

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Energy Poverty – An opportunity, surely?

I’ve hesitated for some time to post this but a couple of comments on the site have prompted me to let it into the open. The British press has been full of self-righteous anger about energy prices.  And last weekend … Continue reading

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Review of the Year (Home Energy)

It’s time to look over the spreadsheet and see what our energy consumption looks like for the year 2010. As both the end of last winter and the start of this one were very cold I guess one would expect … Continue reading

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Manpower – mp – a visceral unit

It’s that time of year when you look over last year’s handouts and try to think about what could go better next year. For my sins, I give five lectures in thermodynamics to Life Science students. The idea is to … Continue reading

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And yet the water flowed on….

As “Green Champion” I invited myself to a meeting about our Department’s water consumption last week. In the past no one seemed really to care about the issue, but last week we got no less four representatives of the College’s … Continue reading

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A rude awakening for a Green Champion….

Ten days ago I was invited to a meeting of the “Green Champions”. At UCL, that is the rather toe-curlingly embarassing name given to a  person in a Department tasked with driving forward “the green agenda”. I was appointed to … Continue reading

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