Land of the free

18 Dec

The map below shows the spread across the USA of laws against support for the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) Movement. It was compiled by Palestine Legal, an organisation dedicated to protecting the civil rights of Americans who speak out … Read More »

Power in pictures

12 Dec

“Them smokestacks reaching like the arms of God, to fill a beautiful sky with soot and clay …” Bruce Springsteen, Youngstown. Scruffily coal fired, German owned Ratcliffe on Soar Power Station is not visible in all these pictures. Just in … Read More »

The South Downs today

2 Dec

Atmospheric weather and the company of dear friends. Who needs sunshine? Cag and wellies help, of course – no such thing as crap weather; just crap clothes for it – but when said friends have spares to hand, and you’re … Read More »

Trentlock yesterday

26 Nov

The coal fired power station at Ratcliffe-on-Soar kicks out two thousand megawatts. With the rolling wooded hills of Leicestershire to its southern edge, and just these lowlands of water and flood plain on my side of the Trent, its smokestacks … Read More »