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Hybrid LED

Friday 17th October 2014

LED lighting is the choice for most modern installations and households. The light is a little cold, but they last longer than incandescents and are far more energy efficient. That ...

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Horns of Energy

Thursday 16th October 2014

Renewable energy is not normally regarded as akin to art, although some feel there is an elegance to a turning wind turbine, while others think hey are blights on the ...

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Power Tires

Wednesday 15th October 2014

Electric vehicle uptake is slowed by concerns over charging, fuelling your car with batteries and limited range. If these concerns can be addressed suddenly the EV market could rocket. Resolution ...

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Aussie's Solar Leaning

Tuesday 14th October 2014

Nine out of 10 Australians say they have or would consider switching part of their energy mix to solar energy according to a survey by Ernst and Young - primarily ...

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Grass Solar Cells

Monday 13th October 2014

Using a bio-mimicking of one of nature’s most efficient light-harvesting structures, blades of grass, an international research from the University of Massachusetts Amherst has taken a major step in developing ...

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Fusion Challenger

Friday 10th October 2014

Fusion energy almost sounds too good to be true – zero greenhouse gas emissions, no long-lived radioactive waste, a nearly unlimited fuel supply. The stuff of science fiction, but surely ...

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Power Shift - Video

Thursday 9th October 2014

Generating kinetic energy while performing every day activities, or even during the more active hobbies we may be involved in, is an age old wish. Last week we posted about ...

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Light Award

Wednesday 8th October 2014

There are many awards for energy saving and efficiency, whether for achievements, innovations or efforts - but now energy saving is central to one of the greatest prizes available - ...

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Solar Box - Video

Tuesday 7th October 2014

The UK is known for its red public phone boxes - once they could be found on many street corners and every village and hamlet, let alone in lonely rural ...

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Batteries in a Mesh

Monday 6th October 2014

Could we be about to see the world’s first solar rechargeable battery? Ohio State University has been researching and developing one such device. The researchers report in the journal Nature Communications ...

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Sustainable Goals - Video

Friday 3rd October 2014

We reported on kinetic tiled footpaths for the London Olympics back in 2012. The company behind the installation was UK company Pavegen, they have continued to develop kinetic energy systems ...

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Osmosis Power

Thursday 2nd October 2014

Where the river meets the sea, there is the potential to harness a significant amount of renewable energy, according to a team of mechanical engineers at MIT. The researchers evaluated an ...

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Power Float - Video

Wednesday 1st October 2014

Solar panels on roofs, in fields and even on the sides of buildings - where could they put them next? How about on water! That’s exactly what has happened in ...

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Hot Pictures - Video

Tuesday 30th September 2014

Thermal imaging cameras are very useful, they are also very expensive and bulky to carry around. But if you are interested in energy saving though, it can be a vital ...

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Concrete Result

Monday 29th September 2014

Concrete is the world’s most-used construction material, and a leading contributor to global warming, producing as much as one-tenth of industry-generated greenhouse-gas emissions. Now a new study suggests a way ...

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Bad Battery Good - Video

Friday 26th September 2014

Charging and draining batteries slowly has been regraded as better for the health of the battery - performing both task at pace is ‘BAD’ for the battery and ‘BAD’ for ...

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Improving LED

Thursday 25th September 2014

It is well known that LED lighting is the choice for the future - it is more energy efficient and last longer - but they can be improved. Now Princeton ...

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Tiny Light

Wednesday 24th September 2014

University of Minnesota electrical engineering researchers have developed a unique nanoscale device that for the first time demonstrates mechanical transportation of light. The discovery could have major implications for creating ...

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Cutting EV Energy Use 51 Percent

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering have shown that a vehicle navigation tool they created can cut electric vehicle energy use up to 51%. The researchers ...

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Climate March

Monday 22nd September 2014

Yesterday, the world marched for climate action. From Manhattan to Melbourne, over half a million people marched to highlight the need for ambitious commitments from world leaders to tackle the ...

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Motor Mouth Power

Friday 19th September 2014

Chewing gum producers could see a boost in demand in the future as form of fuel of choice. Why? You ask - because a group of Canadian researchers have developed ...

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Light the Way

Thursday 18th September 2014

Danish capital Copenhagen is famous for its love of cycling and cyclists, as well as promoting public transport, promoting sustainability - but the two modes of transport do not mix ...

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Steps to Charge - Video

Wednesday 17th September 2014

Public charging stations for mobile devices are becoming ever necessary as we need to be able to keep our phones and tablets powered up - woe betide us if we ...

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Solar Scrubber - Video

Tuesday 16th September 2014

One of the major problems facing the installation and operation of solar panels is keeping them efficient. As soon as they are installed they will start be become covered in ...

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Plasmonic Solar

Monday 15th September 2014

The shape of a centuries-old Buddhist singing bowl has inspired a Canberra,Australia, scientist to re-think the way that solar cells are designed to maximize their efficiency. Dr Niraj Lal, of the ...

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