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Articles from July 2012

Enjoy a Green Coffee or Tea - Video

Tuesday 31st July 2012

I am sure when you sit down with a steaming cup of coffee you want to spark new ideas on energy efficiency and cutting enery waste - but have you ...

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Window of Opportunity for Energy Saving

Monday 30th July 2012

If you have a building with plenty of glass it can look very smart and energy wise it can save on lighting due to the amount of daylight available - ...

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Energy Lessons from the Nest - Video

Friday 27th July 2012

Your thermostat is the beige uninteresting box, usually on your wall, and if you wish to save energy you have to remember to walk to it and dial it down ...

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Look Up - Phase Changes can Save the Planet

Thursday 26th July 2012

Look up - if you are in a commercial building of some sort you will no doubt see ceiling tiles, standard and boring, but a recent innovation in ‘tile technology’ ...

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Pedalling for Freedom and Power - Video

Wednesday 25th July 2012

Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France last week, producing an amazing feat of power output through pedaling - at times hitting towards 470 watts (a good weekend cyclist will ...

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"Do you want Multi-Source with your Chips?"

Tuesday 24th July 2012

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an amazing chip that will be able to power remote monitoring systems from multi-source energy sources, harnessing thermoelectric, photovoltaic and piezoelectric energy ...

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Urban Winds Harvested

Monday 23rd July 2012

Wind power is a well established alternative, clean energy source. What do you need to generate your energy? Wind. Hence we build the generation towers on hill/mountain tops and out ...

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Drive by Wire no More

Friday 20th July 2012

Electric vehicles (EV) are probably going to be the future, whether we like them or not. Those who are against EVs will point out the inconvenience of having to plug them ...

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Eye in the Sky Monitors Change

Thursday 19th July 2012

As a reminder of one of the reasons we are all interested in energy saving is this image from NASA. It’s from their Aqua satellite and shows a giant iceberg ...

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"On or Off" Text Messaging

Wednesday 18th July 2012

Remote control plugs are effective energy saving devices as they make it easy to switch appliances and gadgets off. You have no excuse for just leaving something on standby - ...

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I Got Sunshine and Ice-cream

Tuesday 17th July 2012

When the sun is beating down and the temperature is rising, what better than to enjoy the cold refreshment of an ice-cream. The two, the sun and ice-creams, do go ...

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Winning Green at the London 2012 Olympics

Monday 16th July 2012

Olympic teams are beginning to arrive in London for the 2012 Olympics, which begin in 11 days time, with the promise from the organisers that these games will be the ...

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Hydrogen Fuel from Water - Sci-Fi? VIDEO

Friday 13th July 2012

It has been the dream of science fiction aficionados for decades, water as a fuel - easily accessed, readily available and relatively cheap - maybe it’s got a step closer ...

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Painting the Town White to Save Energy - VIDEO

Thursday 12th July 2012

Low or no cost energy saving is the first step anyone should make in an energy efficiency regime; it then allows you to get the best out of the more ...

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Largest Solar Bridge at Halfway Point

Wednesday 11th July 2012

A solar bridge sounds like some ginormous construction spanning the solar system to the sun - but it’s not, it's a bridge with solar panels on it. Now that may ...

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Perfect Pints of Beer to Preserve the Planet

Tuesday 10th July 2012

Around the world people are under the strange belief that beer in the UK is served warm - not so, much of the country's beer is chilled, even many traditional ...

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A Light Bulb Moment leads to Pipe Dream Coming True - VIDEO

Monday 9th July 2012

Korean inventor Ryan Jongwoo Choi must have had a 'light bulb' moment when he dreamed up his amazing ES Pipe Water Wheel to help people see the light. Recenlty we have ...

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Lines of Trucks on Lines of Power - VIDEO

Friday 6th July 2012

Electric trains, trams and buses all using overhead power lines is a reasonably common site around the world, and now we see the same for trucks! Siemens have announced the 'eHighway ...

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No Grid? Got Phone? Have Solar Power - VIDEO

Thursday 5th July 2012

In the developed world we take the availability of energy for granted - you flick a switch and you expect the light or a device to instantly come alive, we ...

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To the Heights to Reap the Whirlwind

Wednesday 4th July 2012

A wind energy company formed out of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Altaeros Energies, is reaping the whirlwind, as it were, by prospecting for their source energy where they know ...

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iPads Cheaper than a Latte

Tuesday 3rd July 2012

How often have you sat in Starbucks and surfed the net on your iPad - if not you then you certainly know that plenty of people have been doing it ...

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Gadgets Also Eat Energy - VIDEO

Monday 2nd July 2012

We have been reviewing some very ingenious gadgets over recent posts, but how about turning the tables on the gadgets, as gadgets are also energy hungry little blighters, eating up ...

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