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Articles by Lindsay Wilson

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11 charts that will help you understand climate change

11 charts that will help you understand climate change

Every year a disparate collection of 88 wonks from 68 organisation in 12 countries work tirelessly to produce the Global Carbon Budget.

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It's not where solar panels came from that matters, it’s where they are going that counts

It’s not where solar panels came from that matters, it’s where they are going that counts

One of the most infuriating things about reading advice for people wanting to reduce their carbon footprint is the colossal lack of perspective people some folk have when it comes to cutting emissions.

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Is Europe paying the price for its solar leadership?

Is Europe paying the price for its solar leadership?

Parts of Europe could be feeling the effects of starting the solar party on their own.

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What’s the greenest car? A short guide to vehicle emissions

What’s the greenest car? A short guide to vehicle emissions

A guide to vehicle emissions of four petrol cars and electric vehicles using four different types of electricity (coal, oil, gas and solar).

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10 charts that explain climate change mitigation

10 charts that explain climate change mitigation

A pictorial summary of the IPCC’s Mitigation of Climate Change report using its main charts. I’ll try to keep it punchy (high confidence).

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Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

If climate change features highly in your concept of sustainability then here are 5 essential ingredients for a sustainable home.

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Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

Fossil fuels should be for making stuff, not for energy

We might continue to use fossils fuels for making stuff where necessary, but we should stop using them as our go-to energy source.

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The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

A great graph on the carbon intensity of travel – from flights to bicycles. And 5 tips on making transport more sustainable.

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EV wedge: How electric vehicle fuel savings vary by country

EV wedge: How electric vehicle fuel savings vary by country

Almost everywhere it is cheaper to power an EV than fuel a car. The cost gap between these options is called the EV Wedge .

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Five simple ways to save food

Five simple ways to save food

Every year the world wastes enough food to fill a bin 1.2km wide, 1.2 km deep and 2.1 km tall. Here are five ways to help you save food in your home.

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Which country has more solar capacity than rest of world combined?

Which country has more solar capacity than rest of world combined?

For a little perspective let’s compare the global installed capacity of solar water heating (WH) and solar photovoltaics (PV).