Have you seen the Butterflies of Snowdon?

It must have been in 1965 that my geography teacher and another school teacher took about thirty of us children to Barmouth in what was then called Merionethshire in North Wales. We went to study geography, with clip boards and strong shoes, out of Poplar into the Welsh countryside. As part of the fun we climbed up (or rather I should say strolled up) Wales’ second largest mountain, Cader Idris, and from there and from other parts of our journey around the county we saw Wales’ highest peak, Snowdon which in Welsh is called Yr Wyddfa and which means “tumulus”. Continue reading

Solar Thermal Energy and the Energy Action Plans of the European Member States

The European Union has been pushing renewable energy at its member states. In many cases it has been pushing at an open door but in some cases, particularly that of the United Kingdom, the national renewable energy plan has not yet been completed in so far as renewable heat is concerned. Continue reading