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Draft IPCC Report - Video

Friday 29th August 2014

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have finished drafting their Synthesis Report and sent it to governments for review. The Synthesis Report is the final piece of the Fifth Assessment ...

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Eastern EV

Thursday 28th August 2014

China has been making advances with energy efficiency, and they need to. No doubt we have all seen the pictures of the intense pollution in many of their cities. Reducing ...

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Cloud Energy

Wednesday 27th August 2014

Blimps could be the future for our energy needs - how? By netting the water vapour from the clouds then using that for hydro electricity generation and a supply of ...

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Transparent Solar

Tuesday 26th August 2014

In the future you maybe able to replace your windows with solar collectors due to the work of a team of researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) who are developing ...

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Sustainable Solar Supply?

Thursday 21st August 2014

A global shortage of solar panels is looming as the solar industry booms according to Ehren Goossens writing for Bloomberg, stating “reversing a two-year slump triggered by a global glut.” The ...

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Salty Batteries

Wednesday 20th August 2014

Batteries are tremendous things - think of how they have changed our lives. Portable power enables us to do so much, or provide the energy to keep moving - if ...

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Energy Lagoon

Tuesday 19th August 2014

Can anything good come out of a lagoon - devotees of ‘B’ movies may argue now, but a ‘fleet’ of tidal lagoons could deliver huge financial and energy benefits to ...

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Sweat Power

Monday 18th August 2014

In the future, working up a sweat by exercising may not only be good for your health, but it could also power your small electronic devices. Researchers have designed a ...

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Catch The Light

Thursday 14th August 2014

Saving energy isn’t any easier than using what we have naturally, particularly when it comes to light. During the day, when most of us are working, we are bathed in ...

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Emergency Microgrid

Wednesday 13th August 2014

Renewable energy needs good storage to provide reliable and consistent power, so it is interesting that a groundbreaking solar plus storage microgrid project has been launched in Rutland, Vermont, USA. ...

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Stacked Solar

Tuesday 12th August 2014

We often post about researchers trying to improve the efficiency of solar panels, generally using new and exotic materials but a startup, Semprius, have developed a simpler way to improve ...

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Space Energy Storage

Monday 11th August 2014

NASA is looking at four proposals for advanced energy storage technologies that may be used to power the agency's future space missions, making it possible for them to explore further ...

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Fly Smoking

Friday 8th August 2014

We publish a post on energy storage based on cigarette butts and then tobacco raises its head again - as plane maker Boeing, South African Airways (SAA) and SkyNRG are ...

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Energy Butts

Thursday 7th August 2014

Cigarette Butts are rightly named - something disgusting that is found in stinking ashtrays, thrown in the gutters by smokers and they are far from environmentally friendly, it is estimated ...

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Trigeneration Plant

Wednesday 6th August 2014

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems. Developed by a consortium led by the UK’s ...

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No Bad PR

Tuesday 5th August 2014

Climate change deniers have used PR firms to cast the dirt and spin the data to their own political or self profiting views. As for PR firms, it is what ...

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Spray Solar

Monday 4th August 2014

A team of scientists from the University of Sheffield in the UK is the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process – a discovery that could help ...

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Climate Change Action

Friday 1st August 2014

The UN Climate Summit takes place in New York City in September, with world leaders from President Barack Obama through to Chinese President Xi Jinping answering the invitation of UN ...

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