Why do we know the value of the things we build, but not the Natural Capital that the planet provides for nothing? There’s a price for property. Walk past any house in your neighbourhood, and if you know anything about local values, you can take an informed stab at the asking price if it went… Continue reading
Posts tagged Hay Festival
Crystal ball gazing at the Hay Festival
The 25th Hay festival, which closed on Sunday, was in looking-ahead mood. A string of sessions under the heading “The way we live now” asked questions of personalities about life today, and where we would be in 25 years time. We attended debate number 6 (event 486). There was a frivolous question, “What makes you… Continue reading →
Will the Bug be a beacon for electric power?
How are electric vehicles (EVs) to catch on? Make them small, delicate and vulnerable like the G-Wiz and people only feel sorry for them. Build them mainstream and blandly family-focused like the excellent Nissan Leaf and you’re unlikely to even notice them on the street. The slick super performers like the Tesla Roadster are top… Continue reading →
Making Hay, with an electric connection
Here’s a challenge to the Hay festival organisers. Something to set up for the 2012 event, perhaps? Start a campaign to make it possible for at least some of the very many celebrity guests to travel from London (where I assume most begin their journeys) the 184 miles to this small town in the Welsh… Continue reading →