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Seeds of Power

Friday 21st February 2014

Many designs and technologies copy nature - biomimicry - but you wouldn’t think fruit would be the blueprint for a battery. Yes we have all seen a potato battery, but ...

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Reduced Energy Music

Thursday 20th February 2014

If you suggested to students that their courses could involve visiting many music festivals you are likely to fill the classes. They have done that at the UK’s De Montfort ...

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Seafloor Carpet Power - Video

Wednesday 19th February 2014

Generating electricity from waves isn’t new, but the way that energy is gathered could be accomplished in a new way if research by UC Berkley is realized. UC Berkeley assistant ...

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Sun Pumping

Tuesday 18th February 2014

It is shocking that while in the developed world we spurn tap water and use expensive bottled water instead, almost 800 million people still have no access to safe, clean ...

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Chilled Fridge Magnet - Video

Monday 17th February 2014

We all have fridge magnets, but they could be about to become far more influential than siting on the fridge door, by saving energy while chilling your goods. Researchers working in ...

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Hydrogen Power

Friday 14th February 2014

How about a system that uses basically hydrogen instead of lithium as an energy source in battery-powered devices - that could have a big impact on clean energy use in ...

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Light Cork - Video

Thursday 13th February 2014

How many empty wine bottles do you discard each week, month, day? Obviously it will vary upon your level of alcohol dependence! But hopeful you are sober enough to recycle ...

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Guns into Watts

Wednesday 12th February 2014

In a somewhat “swords into plowshares” action a huge former Nazi anti-aircraft bunker has been converted into a green energy power plant by IBA Hamburg and Hamburg Energie. The "Energy Bunker”, ...

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EV Boom

Tuesday 11th February 2014

Electric vehicles and hybrids will become a far more common site this year according to a new report from IHS Automotive. It claims the increase will happen due to tighter ...

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Sun Ride - Video

Monday 10th February 2014

Bicycles are quite rightly held up as the perfect sustainable form of transport - so what has been the evolution of the bike? A proliferation of electric bikes and pedelecs, ...

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Hot Earth

Friday 7th February 2014

Energy efficiency is a major weapon to combat climate change, and work by climate researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK have made the world's temperature ...

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Zooplankton Power Boost

Thursday 6th February 2014

Developing further sources of renewable energy is vital to boosting the sustainable energy future, particularly as fossil fuels diminish and fracking is still very controversial. Energy from Waste (EfW) is being ...

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Battery Advance

Wednesday 5th February 2014

We have posted recently how the search for battery storage that would allow renewable energy to become power grid useable has become very important. Well, now a team of Harvard ...

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Power Supply Scrutiny

Tuesday 4th February 2014

Your cell phone or laptop charger is coming under scrutiny in the US to make sure it is energy efficient - all under a new directive from the US Energy ...

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Desk Pedaler - Video

Monday 3rd February 2014

You’ve heard about the health advantages of standing at your desk rather than sitting - apparently expending the same energy over a year as running something like 26 marathons! Well ...

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Solar Bridge

Friday 31st January 2014

The world’s largest solar bridge, Blackfriars Bridge at Blackfriars Station in London, has started operation. It has 4,400 photovoltaic panels, which will cut the station's CO2 emissions by around 511 ...

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Expedition Power

Thursday 30th January 2014

Portable power generation is a growing market, and demand, with explorers, but also those likely to suffer from natural disasters or who live off the grid - in those places ...

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Humidity Power - Video

Wednesday 29th January 2014

A new type of electrical generator that uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water has been developed through the research conducted at the Wyss Institute of ...

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Sunny iPhone 6?

Tuesday 28th January 2014

It isn’t that long ago that Apple released the iPhone 5 (C and S version), but already and inevitably the rumors are circulating about the iPhone 6 - with one ...

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Hot Stuff

Monday 27th January 2014

You don't mess with magma - that stuff is hot, hot, hot - but recent experiments in Iceland show that it could become a powerful geothermal source of energy. The January ...

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Sun Chilled Drinks - Video

Friday 24th January 2014

It maybe the wrong time of year to think of hot sunny days and keeping your drinks cool - but we can look forward to the summer when it will ...

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Inner Sun - Video

Thursday 23rd January 2014

So many people take lighting for granted - a simple push of the switch and you have light, or even better a proximity sensor turns on the light when you ...

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Sweet Power

Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Many scientists and researchers are working on improving energy storage - a very important aspect of sustainable energy, whether used to power vehicles or storing renewable energy. Retaining a charge and ...

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UK Solar is Sunny

Tuesday 21st January 2014

SolarBuzz, who monitor and report on movement in the solar industry worldwide revealed that solar PV installations in the UK grew by an incredible 600% during the 2013 calendar-year , ...

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Flex Your Wings

Monday 20th January 2014

How would you feel if you looked out of the aeroplane window to see the wings flexing - slightly perturbed no doubt! But flexibility built into an aeroplane wing could ...

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