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Open Alert

Friday 16th January 2015

Simple things left undone can have a big effect on energy use - the lights left on, heating left running, windows left open. The first two suggestions you can control ...

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Solar Sailing

Thursday 15th January 2015

Internationally renowned sailor and Olympic multi-gold medallist Sir Ben Ainslie understand the climate, for obvious reasons, he also understands the importance of sustainability and he is putting that concern into action with ...

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Environmental Solar

Wednesday 14th January 2015

Producing photovoltaic solar cells with the aim of tackling climate change is not as clear cut as it may seem, as the production of the silicon for the solar cells ...

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Sustainabie Health

Tuesday 13th January 2015

In view of our post last week regarding energy waste in hospitals it is time to reveal a positive with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) Sustainability Awards. They are ...

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New Energy from Old

Monday 12th January 2015

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Transport for London have launched plans to revamp London’s historic Greenwich Power Station for the 21st century, and transform it to generate low ...

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Ice Station Zero

Friday 9th January 2015

As it is winter for a huge number of the earth’s population, including us at the ESA, we decided to post about somewhere enjoying summer….mind you it is still cold! At ...

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Megacity Scoot

Thursday 8th January 2015

Gogoro, is a company that claims to be transforming how energy is distributed and managed in megacities, whatever they are, unveiled the world’s first high-performance, zero emissions, two-wheeled electric vehicle, ...

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Pocket Sun Power

Wednesday 7th January 2015

Portable solar charging panels for smart devices are reasonably common, but they are not always that portable and can take too long to charge a device - with some taking ...

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Electric Windows

Tuesday 6th January 2015

Buildings containing a lot of glass can benefit form sunlight, but the reverse can be too much sunlight warming the building and providing glaring sunlight for the occupants. Blinds are ...

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Put To Sleep

Monday 5th January 2015

With the start of 2015 new rules kicked-in across the European Union which obliges networked appliances and devices to switch themselves off when not being used. Such items as modems ...

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Uncommon Energy Sense

Friday 2nd January 2015

It amazes us at the ESA that with so many constraints on budgets that many public organizations do not make the cheap and easy efforts to save money through energy ...

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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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