"trams as the preferred solution for public transport in urban areas"

How very sensible of you to recommend trams as the preferred solution for public transport in urban areas. I attach a note on the potential for integrating waste recycling with ultra light trams. If really good tram networks are installed (and the cost of installing lightweight rail has now been brought below £2 million per route kilometre double track) then, together with pedestrianisation, cycling and rickshaws, urban mobility can be brought to a very high level before having to bring in a few electric taxis.

Unfortunately I cannot get any of the relevant Departments in Government even to discuss these proposals, although Jonathon Porritt has now volunteered to take up the issue. I attach a copy of a letter to Hoon which still awaits a reply. The programme I am suggesting could easily be funded from a progressive transfer of money from the so-called Bus Service Operators Grant which spends some £400 million a year in subsidy to reduce the cost of fuel for diesel buses! The waste needs to be recycled urgently to prevent methane emissions to the atmosphere and to take some of the strain off landfill.

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Trading Green is moving forward and have started introducing to South-East Asia (Thailand and Philippines ) an innovative wastewater bio-treatment process.

Dear Claverton, Trading Green is moving forward and this might be a good time to ask for your assistance! As you will see by the attached, the main product we have started introducing to South-East Asia (Thailand and Philippines for the moment) is an innovative wastewater bio-treatment. Its superior performance and quick action can really […]

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Renewable Community Energy request for european contacts

Subject: Renewable Community Energy – request from George Hay in the US. Claverton:   Are there any European “leaders” in community energy/sustainable energy concepts in England/Europe you could put me in contact with?   I’m seeing in CA: the RESCO project by Gerry Braun, methodology for municipalities to plan for distributed resouces, attract critical mass of investment […]

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ADRECS – How To Rapidly Convert The Central Deserts Of China To Agricultural Regions Producing Huge Amounts Of Renewable Energy For Europe

This article describes a novel concept using existing technology to very quickly a) control the desertification and sand drifts b) enable the establishment of plant species c) the construction of wind farms or CSP connected to Europe by either a lengthy HVDC transmission system, or the local production of ammonia which can readily be transported to eg Europe / USA and easily used as a vehicle fuel d) the construction of a vast area of seawater greenhouses using sea water pumped thousands of miles to be desalinated by solar energy to allow the production of food and or energy crops. (Contrary to what some ill-informed people claim this does not use a huge amount of energy compared to other national uses) e) unlocks the massive potential for carbon sequestration via organic matter in soil

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We've been asked to have a look digester technology to treat the effluent from a palm oil mill

http://tx1.fcomet.com/~claverto/cms/download/310/ http://tx1.fcomet.com/~claverto/cms/business-services/Novero-digester-technology.html We‘ve been asked to have a quick look at this technology for a dig ester to treat the effluent from a palm oil mill and then recovering the gas to run a boiler or potentially getting a generator to produce electricity. There would also be revenue from O&M and carbon credits. One of the […]

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Complete 7 MWe Deutz ( 2 x 3.5MWe) gas engine CHP power plant for sale and re-installation in the country of your choice. Similar available on biogas / digester gas

1. PROJECT SCOPE

The supply, construction and commissioning of a 7 MWe power station first commissioned in September 2000 but mothballed in November 2001. Now available for immediate relocation – 50hz utiltiy.

Basic scope of work is to dismantle in Europe, pack, ship, re-erect and commission a 7MWe gas fuelled power station. A Turnkey price can be provided subject to site survey, civil and electrical infractructure requirements.

The available equipment consists of two DEUTZ TBG632V16 gensets powered by natural gas and all the necessary ancillary equipment including heat recovery and transfer plant, controls, switchgear, power cables to the 6.6kV board and small wiring within the station.

1. PROJECT SCOPE

The supply, construction and commissioning of a 7 MWe power station first commissioned in September 2000 but mothballed in November 2001. Now available for immediate relocation – 50hz utiltiy.

Basic scope of work is to dismantle in Europe, pack, ship, re-erect and commission a 7MWe gas fuelled power station. A Turnkey price can be provided subject to site survey, civil and electrical infractructure requirements.

The available equipment consists of two DEUTZ TBG632V16 gensets powered by natural gas and all the necessary ancillary equipment including heat recovery and transfer plant, controls, switchgear, power cables to the 6.6kV board and small wiring within the station.

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Senior Energy Analyst reports on biochar as economic method of CCS

Hi Claverton,

Just read this on bio-char.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/67843ec0-020b-11de-8199-000077b07658.html.

Sound’s good to me. At £9/tonne this seems a sizeable contribution to GHG

reduction at a carbon price we already have in the EU cap and trade system.

I think the silver buckshot Al Gore cites will have many such low tech, low

cost solutions. For me making charcoal is an intuitively correct solution

as it seems to be a simple way of compressing the natural carbon capture

cycle that can be done at low capital costs and with lots of other benefits

as well.

Rgds

M

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