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Dr Vandana Shiva at Cambridge Department of Engineering

Cambridge Sustainability Lectures – Dr Vandana Shiva 7th March 2012 Making peace with the Earth Dr Vandana Shiva (Navdanya International, India; International Forum on Globalisation) Dr Shiva’s lecture won’t leave me anytime soon. I truly feel privileged to have been … Continue reading

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Jonathon Porritt at Cambridge Department of Engineering

Cambridge Sustainability Lectures 29th February Sustainable capitalism: if not now, when? Jonathon Porritt CBE I had the privilege of hearing the legendary writer and commentator Jonathon Porritt, CBE speak at the Cambridge University Department of Engineering Sustainability Lectures recently.  He … Continue reading

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Wind Power and hard facts on energy economics and ERoEI

Some interesting articles (and even more interesting reader responses) about wind power in the UK got me thinking about energy subsidies and real energy payback periods or Energy Return on Energy Invested (ERoEI).  Some non-thinking respondents who shouted “cut it … Continue reading

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“Riding on the Coattails of Sustainability”?

Our dilemma is this:  we’re a pretty ethical company. We are proper engineering geeks. We love to get into the technical nitty-gritty. But we also develop engineering design software, which we need to sell. Marketing and promotion, especially self-promotion, don’t … Continue reading

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Cambridge Sustainability Lectures

Cambridge Sustainability Lectures We’re coming to the end of the 10th Annual Lecture Series in Sustainable Development 2012 at the University of Cambridge Engineering Department:  http://www.eng.cam.ac.uk.  Regrettably, I’ve only managed to catch the last three lectures. They were inspiring, depressing … Continue reading

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