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Martin Ingham

Norwich, Norfolk

Male

Current focus on energy efficient buildings.

Interest in energy generation and supply, both policy and practice, as well as other aspects of carbon mitigation.

Self-employed consultant

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Comments (5)

  • Comment on: Huhne attacks 'armchair engineers' for criticising renewables projects

    Martin Ingham's comment 28 October, 2011 1:09 pm

    I do not dispute that wind turbines have drawbacks, as indeed do all forms of energy generation (none perform at 100% capacity); however, we should be using our ingenuity to learn to live within the bounds of low carbon forms of energy available to us. For example, in the built environment, we should mobilise our industry to massively reduce energy waste, and to accommodate variability in energy supply. As engineers, I believe it important that, where we find deficiencies, we propose viable alternatives.
    If we are to preserve a habitable environment for our grandchildren then we need a mix of low carbon supply, preferably renewables, and wind power will have a major role to play.

  • Comment on: Royal Academy: the climate change battle is "like World War 2"

    Martin Ingham's comment 19 March, 2010 5:15 pm

    Editor: Agree with JG that link to holding page preferable to going direct to the PDF - that way you see the context and are aware of related publications.

    There remains a lot to do to persuade the public that a 'war footing' is warranted!

  • Comment on: Inefficient buildings perform badly in UK cold snap

    Martin Ingham's comment 27 January, 2010 2:05 pm

    While fully supporting the need improve the energy efficiency of our existing stock I wondered how these figures might compare with gas consumption, assuming most additional heat is catered for by gas {burnt in homes, offices and power plant}.
    National grid operational data shows extra consumption, against 'normal' forecast for the first fortnight of the year, of 1196 mcm (this is roughly 25% up, but still a bit below their 'cold' forecast). At marginal cost of 3.462p /kWh this equates to an extra cost of £448.8 m.
    Thus not quite £1.2bn - but at least in the same ball park.

  • Comment on: Inefficient buildings perform badly in UK cold snap

    Martin Ingham's comment 27 January, 2010 12:43 pm

    While fully supporting the need improve the energy efficiency of our existing stock I wondered how these figures might compare with gas consumption, assuming most additional heat is catered for by gas {burnt in homes, offices and power plant}.
    National grid operational data shows extra consumption, against 'normal' forecast for the first fortnight of the year, of 1196 mcm (this is roughly 25% up, but still a bit below their 'cold' forecast). At marginal cost of 3.462p /kWh this equates to an extra cost of £448.8 m.
    Thus not quite £1.2bn - but at least in the same ball park.

  • Comment on: New report highlights concerns over Eco towns

    Martin Ingham's comment 18 August, 2009 3:37 pm

    Surprised by your out-of-date and erroneous ‘proposals’ list given that 4 have been selected – surely more useful to list these, which includes Rackheath.