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Articles from December 2014

Year of Light

Wednesday 31st December 2014

This new year is the “The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies’ (IYL 2015), and is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how ...

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EV Feed-Back

Tuesday 30th December 2014

In a black out what do you do? Search for the flashlight, that you knew was left in that cupboard but it has now disappeared! Ah, you have the candles, ...

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400-Mile EV

Monday 29th December 2014

Tesla is producing an upgrade for their great looking electric Roadster that adds an impressive improved range of 400 miles on a single charge. Tesla learned plenty while developing their Model ...

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Hybrid Flight - Video

Wednesday 24th December 2014

Air travel is a major concern for environmentalists - the pollution and CO2 emission are high, despite many efforts by manufacturers to improve fuel consumption and resultant exhausts. Hence electrically ...

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Nuclear Battery

Tuesday 23rd December 2014

University of Missouri researchers have made a nuclear-powered, water-based battery, well a prototype. They reckon it is more efficient and last longer than current batteries. With further development the research ...

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Online City lights

Monday 22nd December 2014

Many cities and local authorities have been dimming, or even turning off, street lights in an effort to reduce energy use and save money on utility bills. So why is ...

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Underwater turbines: the next-generation wind farms

Friday 19th December 2014

The United Kingdom neither has enough sun for solar power nor land area for wind power. However, what the country does have is a very powerful sea whose tides are ...

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Mobile Solar Desalt

Friday 19th December 2014

We produce one post on renewable energy powered desalination and of course another report is released within hours of another such product. As we mentioned previously desalination producing clean drinking water, ...

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Wave Power Water

Thursday 18th December 2014

Desalination plants can be vital for many isolated communities to supply drinking water, the problem is the energy needed to power such plants makes up a huge proportion of the ...

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Hybrid or Hydrogen

Wednesday 17th December 2014

On this blog we have issued a few posts on the development of hydrogen fuel cell cars, stating that the seem to be the best bet for the future of ...

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Happy LEAF

Tuesday 16th December 2014

Is it worth getting an EV (electric vehicle) - would you regret it if you took the plunge? Many people agonise over such a decision, well to allay those fears ...

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Club Climate Deniers - Video

Thursday 11th December 2014

You are having drinks with friends, or at this time of year looking forward to gathering together with family members, and the subject of the weather comes up and inevitably ...

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Solar Hydrogen Fuel - Video

Wednesday 10th December 2014

Hydrogen fuel is very much becoming the buzz for future energy use - extracting that hydrogen fuel via renewable solar energy delivers a double whammy. This is what has been ...

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Spray-On Solar - Video

Tuesday 9th December 2014

Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap. That’s Illan Kramer’s hope. Kramer and colleagues at the University of Toronto, Canada, have just ...

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Waste Heat Regen

Monday 8th December 2014

An efficient method to harvest low-grade waste heat as electricity may be possible using reversible ammonia batteries, according to Pennsylvania State University engineers. Penn State researchers highlight that low-grade waste heat ...

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Wind Funnel

Friday 5th December 2014

We posted earlier in the week about wind turbines designed to emulate trees - making them more acceptable in urban environments. Today’s post about a new wind energy system from ...

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Cold Winds Blow

Thursday 4th December 2014

In very cold climate zones, the wind can blow with tremendous force. But wind turbines have rarely been built in these regions up to now. The risk of ice formation ...

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Faster Warming - Video

Wednesday 3rd December 2014

The climate warming caused by a single carbon emission takes only about 10 years to reach its maximum effect. This is important because it refutes the common misconception that today’s ...

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Energy Leaves - Video

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

We all wish for an energy supply that increasing is supplied from renewable and sustainable resources - but often a NIMBY attitude kicks in - that is ‘not in my ...

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Conductive Clay - Video

Monday 1st December 2014

In the race to find materials of ever increasing thinness, surface area and conductivity to make better performing battery electrodes, a lump of clay might have just taken the lead. ...

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