My garden and solar panels

My garden is at its best in May, so I thought I’d post a recent photo of the pond. The pond was built at the end of 2007 and mostly planted in 2008. It’s home to tadpoles, dragonflies, snails and water beetles.

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Was there a last-minute amendment to the Energy Bill?

In the Sunday Telegraph today, Christopher Booker said that a last minute amendment went into the Energy Bill on Tuesday 4 June 2013.

By 2020, it said, Britain must reduce its electricity use by “103 terawatt hours”, rising by 2030 to “154 terawatt hours”.

This is incorrect. No such amendment was included in the bill that had its first reading in the Lords on Thursday 6 June 2013. Continue reading