The last hurricane to hit the island was Hurricane Ivan in 2004, in which one person died - and the worst was back in 1955 when Hurricane Janet caused 38 fatalities. Due to its easterly location in the Caribbean, Barbados is off the path of most regional hurricanes, but can be affected by tropical storms. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: What would working from home in Barbados really be like?
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“We now have a greater understanding of the system than at any point in history, thanks to a successful project, completed in March, to install flow monitors on more than 90% of our overflows. This vast amount of data is being analysed in order to inform our investment programmes and we are actively exploring innovative solutions to help us do this work faster.” … [Read more...] about England’s sewerage: what the water companies have to say
Either way, perhaps the better-than-expected results are down to the industry’s ability to innovate. Ladbrokes has a dystopian way of doing that: if staff are to go, it figured, why not pit them against one other in a Hunger Games-style competition to boost revenues? Employees were told in February that those who signed lots of customers up to online accounts might just avoid the sack. … [Read more...] about Labour’s plans for cheap green energy are no more than electric dreams
The government’s current policy is to ban gas boilers only from 2025 in newly built homes. But the group said taking action to transform the UK’s heating would create 150,000 jobs and help the nation recover from the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about Ban new gas boilers in UK from 2025 or risk missing net zero target, says CBI
Roisin Quinn, head of national control at National Grid ESO, said: 'The weather (and to a lesser extent the lower demand) is the leading factor in these records and trends, and although May's sunshine didn't power us to a record high, overall solar share was up from last month - with periods where solar was comfortably our top power source.' … [Read more...] about World could save £85 BILLION a year by 2025 if it ditches coal in favour of clean energy sources such as wind and solar, report predicts