David Heath, OneWorld CMS expert, has just sent me a delightful and very useful online widget he’s developed. It’s for the democracy site, TheyWorkForYou, and it lets you see which MPs have used which words or phrases in the last five years - and how many times. Brilliant.
Archive for April, 2006
Has anyone thought of putting medium size wind turbines on electricity pylons?
- the most expensive bit is already there
- objections to the tower being there can’t be raised
- the wiring could presumably be easily be modified to move the electricity.
- could only carry medium sized turbines because of the strength of the towers and […]
I was discussing with Franny whether it was practical to think of building a wind turbine at the top of the wood in Hedgerley. The problem is that is would have to be really high to clear the trees - or we would have to clear a lot of trees, which we don’t want to […]
Two new gadgets are proving very useful.
The Cent-a-meter which we bought from Electrisave is a way to monitor our total electricity use in real time. The sensor clips onto a cable in the meter box and a read-out in a nearby room shows how much current is being used at any moment.
The display will show […]
A very interesting meeting organisaed by COIN in Oxford Town Hall on April 4th.
I particularly liked the emergent way the meeting was organised with themes and leadership emerging from the participants.
I learned a lot about the importance of commitments being made by many local councils. Many have signed the Nottingham Declaration. Woking has a particularly […]