My Manifesto for COP26 and beyond(Oct21)

I’m delighted that Cop26 is getting a lot of attention.  I think it’s great [...]

I love electric bikes (Jun19)

Sailing through the countryside. Exploring hidden routes. Getting some much needed exercise…  It’s wonderful. [...]

Tesla is flying (Apr17)

  The ‘flying’ Tesla Model X I showed my mother a photo of ‘Tess’ [...]

Tesla arrives on April’s Fools Day – Teething Problems (Apr17)

She’s called Tess…  And she arrived today.  Glistening, blue and beautiful.  I’ve never been [...]

Congestion charge exemption for hybrids is nonsensical (Jan17)

We bought a hybrid Volvo XC90 a few months ago.  It was a mistake. [...]

Shipping needs to be greener…(Aug16)

When I was in Hong Kong, I was horrified by the smog shrouding the [...]

E bikes are brilliant (Sept11)

We’ve had great fun with our E-bikes.  I’ve been lent a couple for the [...]

Buying a second-hand green car….(Dec10)

My Audi A3 was a bit battered but I loved it. I particularly liked [...]

Eco-driving by Fiat (Dec10)

If everyone in Europe was an eco-driver we could apparently save the equivalent of [...]

Bristol Council are wheelchair crazy (Sept10)

  I told the taxi driver at Bristol station that I didn’t want to [...]

I’m not supporting fuel price campaign (Mar10)

I received a round robin email this week. It was launching a protest campaign [...]

Eco driving simulator (Mar10)

I crashed. The Energy Savings Trust brought their eco driving simulator to the M&S [...]

Cycling to school (May09)

Photo was taken in 2007 – not on the way to school… It’s brilliant. [...]

Snow crash (Feb09)

I would have abandoned the idea of school if I hadn’t run out of [...]

Bee in my bonnet about fuel efficiency (Jan09)

Green expert Julia Hailes tries out an 'environmentally friendly' BMW. How does the new [...]

Good riddance to US car companies (Nov08)

I sat next to a chap from Citicorp Bank for Sunday lunch at a [...]

Biogas potential (Oct08)

A couple of weeks ago I went to visit one of the few emerging [...]

Yeovil to Naples by train (Aug08)

Up to Waterloo and across to St Pancras, we caught the Eurostar to Paris. [...]

Car Troubles – Ford Ka Troubles (Aug08)

I’ve had a couple of prangs in my car recently. First, someone in a [...]

Flying is not much fun (Apr08)

I wonder if the chaos at Terminal 5 may actually be doing us all [...]

Are motorbikes better than cars? (Jan08)

My sons were more impressed with these bikes than I was! Are motorbikes better [...]

Holiday dilemma: fly or drive? (Jul07)

My family are going to stay with friends in the South of France for [...]

Youth Media and G Whiz (Apr07)

Met Justin Smith from Youth Media  in a juice bar on Edgware Road. He’s [...]

Supper Party (Apr07)

Eighteen people to supper last Saturday night. Arranged it ages ago because I wanted [...]