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Solar-panel “trees” really are inferior (or: “In which hopelessly inept journalists reduce me to having to debunk a school science project”)

This article is reproduced from here. For some reason it has been taken down from his blog… I have the intention of writing this very post on this blog, and I may well still do so, but for now here is someone else’s…

Just to be clear, this is not a scam! It is, however, a really good example of really sloppy journalism.

Solar breakthrough?

Some poor 13-year-old kid is all over the news as having made a “solar breakthrough”. The news is to blame. All the usual suspects — popular environment blogs, tech magazines — blindly parrot the words of this very misinformed (not to blame him, he’s an unguided 13 year old) kid. Continue reading ‘Solar-panel “trees” really are inferior (or: “In which hopelessly inept journalists reduce me to having to debunk a school science project”)’ »

Oil Drum Limited – Update – May 2010

There has been a lot of movement on the Oil Drum Story in recent months; they are, at last, starting to come out.

On the TV:

The BBC have a half-hour documentary which went out on Sunday 23rd May 2010. If you are in the UK you can watch it on the iPlayer here. Or you can download it from this site here.

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Guardian Eco Store sells snake oil and scams

The Guardian Eco Store (as in The Guardian newspaper in the UK) are selling scams. I have told them, of course, but they don’t respond or remove the items from their store… so I’m talking about it here (like that will help…)

Items in their store which are an obvious scams include Ecozone’s Eco Balls, and Dryer Balls and Magno Balls.

I also note you sell the full range of Zielonka stainless steel “small killers”, these types of magic have actually been shown to be nonsense, so why do The Guardian sell them?

One can “e-view” (review) products on the Guardian Store but my comments never make it past moderation… The Guardian clearly sensor bad reviews…