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Weston Super Mare, Somerset, United Kingdom
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Robin Whitlock. I am a freelance journalist with a special interest in environmental issues and renewable energy. I have numerous published articles to my credit and write regularly for a number of renewable energy websites. I am also a writer for Renewable Energy Magazine and a sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus. I am currently based in Bristol, UK. Besides renewable energy and green issues I have a wide variety of other interests which includes World War 2, mythology and folklore, gardening, railways and lots more besides. You can also reach me on either of my two email addresses, which are: robinwhitlock66@hotmail.com and robinwhitlock1966@gmail.com Thanks!

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Writer for Renewable Energy Magazine
Sub-editor for Renewable Energy Focus
Contributor to Holmes Digital Media websites (Solar Guide, Renewables Guide, Boiler Guide, Builder Guide)
Contributor to Cleversolar blog and Find Energy Savings
Published in numerous national magazines
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Friday, 31 August 2012

Stock up on oil fuel now Canadian company advises


The price of conventional energy such as oil and gas continues to rise and so a Canadian fuel oil firm has advised its customers across the globe to start stocking up on oil now, both in response to the approach of winter but also to provide a short-term guard against rapid price increases.

Doncaster site chosen as location for £10 million solar farm


A rural location close to the village of Hatfield near Doncaster has been chosen by TGC Renewables as the site for a 9 MW solar farm encompassing three fields, roughly around 50 acres of land. The site will be dual use, as it will still be possible to graze sheep on the land despite the presence of dozens of solar panels.

New community solar farm exceeds its funding target


The Westmill community solar farm project which launched a share issue recently is now on the way towards becoming the world’s largest solar power cooperative having attracted £5.95 million in funding from potential investors. A total of 1,600 people applied for shares according to the project’s website, most of those from Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and neighbouring counties. 

Thursday, 30 August 2012

New heating system more efficient than radiators


Discrete Heat has created a new heating system that distributes heat through a house via skirting boards rather than radiators. The company claims that its system is more efficient when used with renewable heating technologies and therefore is expecting to grow its business significantly under the government’s Green Deal scheme.   

Two thirds of British households live with unfinished DIY


The bathroom still hasn’t been fully tiled yet, the unpainted patch on the front door remains unpainted, the new shed is just a pile of bricks. It seems that many of us throughout the UK are living in homes with DIY projects that have not been completed, according to a new study.

Scottish farm installs Windhager biomass boiler

Farmers throughout the UK are increasingly choosing to install renewable energy equipment in order to try and reduce their energy bills. Among the farms in Scotland going down the green energy route, Mounteagle Farm is one that has opted for a biomass boiler, with impressive results.