Articles by Dave Southgate

To seal or not to seal: The dangers of a draught-proof home

At the moment it is de rigeur to try to seal off every last little crack in the envelope of one’s house in order to save energy. But there is another side to this issue: you also have to breathe!

Space heating and cooling our homes – time for a rethink?

With space heating beginning to look like a high carbon option, can ‘person’ heating make a comeback? Developments in radiant heating technology suggest it can.

Lessons in automatically solar charging an electric car

How easy is it to achieve fossil fuel free motoring with an electric car today? Here’s how our family approached the problem – and found success.

A journey to fossil fuel freedom – no heat pumps required

Despite what the experts say, the path to fossil fuel freedom does not always lead to heat pumps. Our family took the road less travelled and discovered a couple of innovative – yet simple – renewable heating and hot water solutions.