The Enerconic or society energy multiplier

In my last article Enerconics II I introduced the concept of the energy multiplier. In other words, we effectively create a pseudo-perpetual motion machine in the sense that the total apparent energy available to society is far higher than the amount of energy we sue. However, the explanation is very simple: we consume energy once […]

Enerconics II

It’s a while since I originally wrote my first article “Enerconics: The Relationship between Energy and GDP” in which I presented evidence showing that GDP was closely related to energy usage both in terms of differences between global economies and also historically. A typical diagram is as follows: This shows a very clear relationship which […]

Just as Earthquakes are inevitable so is Greece's exit from the Euro

Even before the Euro started I knew it was going to fall apart and if anything I’ve been more surprised how long it has lasted rather than that Greek is set to leave. Because any engineer knows the simple principle: “if it doesn’t bend it will break”. That is why any large structure is built […]

Sustainable Capitalism

This is a paper I wrote 2003 and sent to the UK conservative party. No idea if anyone read it, but sad to say, after this paper, the conservatives “went green”. Although from before I knew there is no real science backing the catastrophic predictions of global warming, not too many embarrassing statements but enough […]

How Green and Sustainable is Wind?

With recent announcements of plans to use forestry commission land for yet more industrial wind complexes, Scotland is going to see further areas of former green forest cleared to make way for foreign wind machines. The real irony, is that if you wanted green energy, then the trees themselves are far better at capturing natural […]