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  Topic: Wildlife
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 2324
Views: 2540976
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 3:44 pm   Subject: Wildlife
I've been recording first sightings of frogspawn in my garden pond for a couple of decades ish. The earliest was last year on 24 Jan, and the latest was 13 March, so there is a lot of variation and ...
  Topic: Wildlife
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 2324
Views: 2540976
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 1:58 pm   Subject: Wildlife
first frogspawn of 2023 spotted here.
  Topic: Wildlife
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 2324
Views: 2540976
PostForum: Conservation and Environment   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 23 1:58 pm   Subject: Wildlife
we have plenty of tawny and barn owls here. Never seen an eagle owl in the wild Once a tawny got caught in the hen netting, and we had to tuck it away in a dark place and release at dusk, so got ...
  Topic: Lincoln tart?
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 22
Views: 99933
PostForum: Recipes, Preserving, Homebrewing   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 23 11:22 am   Subject: Lincoln tart?
sorry for your loss James. Having and using your Mum's old recipes is a lovely way to remember her.
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sun Jan 22, 23 1:41 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
so various stuff needs checking/ changing every 2 years. Which is what [url=https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/electric-cars/running/ev-maintenance-service-and-repairs-guide/#:~:text=4%20%E2%80%93%20have%20 ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 23 11:00 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
So in your circumstances the price of a new car is irrelevant. At the moment EVs are a bit more than petrol/diesel equivalents but that’s to do with high demand and supply constraints. As I indicate ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 23 7:48 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
Nicky just to be clear what is your idea of a cheap new car price?

to be clear, my view is new cars are not cheap, second hand cars are not cheap.
Cars are expensive.

I see it as a sort of oxym ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 23 1:01 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
It still comes down to the basics. Ignore the now and project.

EVs are very cheap.

EVs have more range than ICE if that's what you want.

EVs charge at home.

EVs cost less to run.

EVs co ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Fri Jan 20, 23 10:27 am   Subject: Long range EVs
That's already very far from the truth, you can guarantee that at least 40% of the energy used in running an EV will be from renewables. That's not something you can say about diesel or petrol.

It ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 23 2:37 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
So there is a case that the initial EVs that are now appearing as second hand cars are worst examples of EVs? Because this will make me hold my on turning to EV for even longer.

Why do you want an ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Thu Jan 19, 23 9:57 am   Subject: Long range EVs
So I've been thinking, since I can only afford second hand cars, that I will have to wait until the second hand EV market is affordable to me..

But a relative recently bought a second hand EV and f ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Wed Jan 18, 23 10:14 am   Subject: Long range EVs
So I've been thinking, since I can only afford second hand cars, that I will have to wait until the second hand EV market is affordable to me..

But a relative recently bought a second hand EV and f ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 23 8:34 am   Subject: Long range EVs
So I've been thinking, since I can only afford second hand cars, that I will have to wait until the second hand EV market is affordable to me..

But a relative recently bought a second hand EV and f ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jan 16, 23 1:23 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
If you want fewer cars on the road, improve public transport.

Well if I remember rightly, Labour increased taxes on petrol and diesel back in the 00's to improve public transport. Another fail may ...
  Topic: Long range EVs
Nicky cigreen

Replies: 191
Views: 41014
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Mon Jan 16, 23 12:07 pm   Subject: Long range EVs
...In some there is no public transport. One village near us where there is a first school lost its bus some years ago, so as the catchment area is large car is the only solution...

yes, public tra ...
 
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