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Self Drive

Wednesday 30th April 2014

Autonomous vehicles have been a thing of science fiction but are now rapidly turning into fact - particularly with the help of Google, who have been working on a fleet ...

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Electric Scoot

Tuesday 29th April 2014

BMW motorbikes (Motorad) announced their battery-electric C Evolution maxi-scooter awhile ago, but the development of the electric scooter (originally the E-scooter) is now about to go into mass production at ...

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Renewable Island

Monday 28th April 2014

The smallest and least known of Spain's Canary Islands, El Hierro, is making a splash by becoming the first island in the world to be fully energy self-sufficient through combined ...

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Want Solar?

Friday 25th April 2014

You want solar power? This cartoon was found on Facebook—thanks to Greenpeace UK, where came from originally is difficult to ascertain - but it is though provoking. Many a true word spoken ...

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Light the Way

Thursday 24th April 2014

Solar and smart highways are an idea that we have posted about previously; from an idea to provide a roof covered in solar panels over Indian roads through to the ...

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Green Beer

Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The closest anyone may expect to come to a green beer could be on St Patrick’s Day, but the green labeled Heineken beer company is looking to be even greener ...

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Portable Wind - Video

Tuesday 22nd April 2014

There are so many devices that offer renewable energy to charge your devices - such as smart phones and tablets. These are generally hand cranked, solar or even hydro powered ...

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Charge and Backup

Thursday 17th April 2014

Clean, renewable energy designed for charging plug-in hybrid vehicles which can be utilized as backup power in times of an emergency is a great idea, and now an idea that ...

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Lighting Darkness

Wednesday 16th April 2014

In dense, urban alleys and arched thoroughfares around the world many people have to live and work in the dim and narrow streets surrounded by tall buildings that block sunlight. ...

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Smart Highway

Tuesday 15th April 2014

Turning off street or highway lighting is being practiced in increasingly more neighbourhoods, to reduce energy use and hence bills. The common objection is safety and security, a possible answer ...

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More Wind

Monday 14th April 2014

The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) in its Global Wind Report – Annual Market Update report that they expect installations of at least 47 GW of wind generation in 2014, ...

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Leap Forward in Solar Cell Efficiency

Friday 11th April 2014

Improving energy efficiency is also needed when generating energy, as we discussed in a recent post. Now the Panasonic Corporation has achieved a conversion efficiency of 25.6% conversion efficiency in ...

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Tree Power

Thursday 10th April 2014

Need to charge your phone, tablet or power some other device? Well, plug it into the closest tree - not really, but trees may have a part to play in ...

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Discussions on Climate Change Strategy

Wednesday 9th April 2014

Government envoys and scientists gathered under the UN banner in Berlin Monday to hammer out a list of options for curbing carbon emissions driving dangerous climate change according to AFP. Fresh ...

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High Winds

Tuesday 8th April 2014

We only posted recently that setting wind turbines high up is an advantage - higher and more constant winds providing consistent flow of energy. Higher pylons is one answer but ...

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Green Plant

Monday 7th April 2014

The expansion of electric vehicles is growing apace, with more being rolled out of dealerships every week. But to make them takes a lot of energy, producing lots of emissions ...

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Energy Wings

Friday 4th April 2014

We are used to seeing wind turbines dotted across the countryside, or even offshore, slowly turning in the winding generating clean energy. One concern for environmentalists is the safety of ...

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Sky High Solar

Thursday 3rd April 2014

What if you could capture solar power in space, then send it down to Earth? What if you could launch the hundreds of modules for such a satellite, then use ...

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Clear LED

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

LED bulbs provide a good light, save energy and last a lot longer, all these are accepted facts, but they look different - or they have so far. Now Philips, ...

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IPCC Climate Change Report Shakes our Future

Tuesday 1st April 2014

The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) issued a report yesterday that says the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans. The report ...

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