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Articles from August 2012

You Know You Auto

Friday 31st August 2012

Taking action to save energy can be daunting and some times impossible - dashing around the house to perform some tasks is just too much to ask or no one ...

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A Glow With Savings

Thursday 30th August 2012

We mentioned in a recent post how being able to see what electricity you are using is an advantage - a huge advantage. Electricity is basically invisible, so having a ...

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Wind Runner - Video

Wednesday 29th August 2012

On this blog we often feature small solar powered or wind-up energy devices to power gadgets and today we have a wind powered gizmo. The HyMini is a stylish little personal ...

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Energy Efficiency Melts Prius! Video

Tuesday 28th August 2012

You are concerned about the environment and energy saving, so you install energy saving windows and invest in a Toyota Prius hybrid car - you are doing your bit for ...

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Heat Generation

Friday 24th August 2012

A residential gas boiler generally provides hot water for heating and advances in technology usually mean the newer your boiler the more energy efficient it is, which is what you ...

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Electric Chair - Video

Thursday 23rd August 2012

There can be nothing more relaxing than sitting in a rocking chair with a newspaper or a good book, and often without either for just a few moments of shut-eye, ...

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Energy Saving Comfort - Video

Wednesday 22nd August 2012

As we turn into the latter half of August we may still be trying to stay cool, or in the southern hemisphere warm. In a localised environment a fan or ...

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Easy Rider Saves Gas

Tuesday 21st August 2012

For motorcyclists the sound of the exhaust, the handling, the acceleration and speed of the bike are all important qualities - with each biker preferring one aspect over another. This ...

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Low Lights of Energy Saving

Monday 20th August 2012

Night lights are common place, generally used for children’s bedrooms providing a small source of light so the child can either get to sleep without the frights, wake up and ...

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Power Walking - Video

Friday 17th August 2012

The London 2012 Olympics were a great success on the sports field and also off - we have already reported on the urban wind turbine used at the Olympic Park, ...

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Sun-Baked

Thursday 16th August 2012

In the energy saving industry we generally regard solar power as an energy generating source, but how about using the heat energy from the sun to cook? We understand we can ...

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It's 'Blue' to be 'Cool'

Wednesday 15th August 2012

White has been seen as a great colour to save energy, we recently posted about the painting of roofs in New York with a reflective white paint, but a chance ...

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Energy Vision

Tuesday 14th August 2012

Monitoring energy use is vital to saving energy - it is a way of seeing what you are using as you use it, rather than waiting for the utility bill ...

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Cap on Energy Savings - Video

Monday 13th August 2012

We have highlighted energy saving devices previously that maybe used in the great outdoors - well today’s “little wonder” is often used by adventurers and the like, up mountains, in ...

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Can an Electric Car Be Fast and Cool? - Video

Friday 10th August 2012

What is your view of wholly electric powered cars? Rather dull, slow, quiet vehicles not at all cool, unless you are trying to impress green activists. How about an electric super ...

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Smarter than the Average Plug - Video

Thursday 9th August 2012

Today we bring you another energy saving power socket - but this one is a little different to the rest that flood the market, this one is smart. How often we ...

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Blown Away at London Olympics - Video

Wednesday 8th August 2012

As the London 2012 Olympics enters the last few days it can already claim to have been a fantastic event, but London 2012 also wanted to be the greenest Olympics ...

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Open and Shut for Energy Efficiency

Tuesday 7th August 2012

You approach the office building and face a choice - go through the revolving door or the swing door next to it? Personal choice - yes, but should you consider ...

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Saving Energy with a Crab

Monday 6th August 2012

If you leave your office lights on what do you expect to happen? Maybe a ticking off from the boss or a concerned citizen, but surely not to be confronted ...

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Solar Survival and Bottle Opener - Video

Friday 3rd August 2012

Heading for the hills, outback, wilderness, the back yard or whatever you want to call it survival techniques are important - but we live in a world full of technology ...

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Costs Cut and Dried

Thursday 2nd August 2012

One of the most basic pieces of energy saving advice dished out to households is to hang out the washing for natural drying from the sun and wind, rather than ...

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Switching Off Egg Timer

Wednesday 1st August 2012

When you decide it is time to crack down on energy waste it drives you insane when the rest of the family do not follow suit, leaving on lights, TV, ...

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