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Energy on Tap - Video

Wednesday 20th November 2013

If we post about alternative, off grid ways to power your phone or tablet, it is usually a hand cranked device or solar powered. So today it is pleasing to ...

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Pedal Powered Grind

Tuesday 19th November 2013

Does your work place have a gym to help you keep fit between working? That maybe about to change. If there isn’t such a facility at your work, then fitness ...

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Setting Sun Energy

Monday 18th November 2013

“Have you got a south facing roof, sir?” - That is the question often asked when the telesales person tries to get you to book an appointment with the solar ...

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Hydrogen Cycle

Friday 15th November 2013

Concealing or just housing a battery on an e-bike is a challenge for many designers but Ventec, a French collaborative company are purposed with designing an intelligent battery management system. ...

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Increased Temperature, Increased Violence

Thursday 14th November 2013

Despite ongoing debate as to whether there is a link between man made climate change and the increased risk of extreme weather patterns - such as Typhoon Haiyan that has ...

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Get Energy Use!

Wednesday 13th November 2013

Understanding energy use is vital if we wish to make energy savings - hence this post, on the US Department of Energy site by Ben Dotson, is excellent at helping ...

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Printed Green Car

Tuesday 12th November 2013

How would you like to print your car? Not only print it, but also for it to be the most fuel-efficient car available, and it also sounds like a famous ...

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AC/DC for More Solar Energy - Video

Monday 11th November 2013

Apply AC/DC to your solar panel and get more energy - that is what scientists have discovered. In our last post on Friday we highlighted new research into new sources of ...

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Air Energy

Friday 8th November 2013

There seems to be an increasing number of research projects and developments looking at harvesting energy from various sources. Research at Duke University in the U.S. has looked at using ...

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Sunlight in the Shadows

Thursday 7th November 2013

A pair of researchers from the University of Cincinnati (UC) have seen the light – a bright, powerful light – and it just might change the future of how building ...

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Wet City Futures

Wednesday 6th November 2013

A couple of weeks ago we posted about the research by the University of Hawaii that highlighted the affects to cities around the globe from rising sea levels due to ...

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Saving in Dribbles

Tuesday 5th November 2013

Saving water is as important as saving energy, but to be able to combine the two has got to be a bonus. So meet the Driblet smart water meter! With the ...

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Energy Saving to Suck Less

Monday 4th November 2013

Some people may feel that energy saving sucks, so now EU bureaucrats are working to make sure it doesn’t suck too much! A new ruling from the EU parliament will set ...

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Crease Free Energy Saving

Friday 1st November 2013

Ironing is one of those tasks that has to be done - you can send out your laundry and get it back all pristine, but for most people laundry is ...

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Developing Green Energy

Thursday 31st October 2013

The United Nation’s new Green Climate Fund is being used to roll out a huge program for financing renewable energy technologies in developing countries. The new fund is being set up ...

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Bicycles Overtake Cars

Wednesday 30th October 2013

Bicycle’s once were the wonder of the world - they provided personal transport for many people who had little access to it previously. Then along came the automobile - just ...

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Hi-Rise Biking - Video

Tuesday 29th October 2013

We often post about bicycles and LED lighting - both environmentally advantageous and energy efficient - today we sort of combine the two subjects in Eindhoven's astounding Hovenring. The Hovernring is ...

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Solar Life Saver

Monday 28th October 2013

Nokero specialize in solar lighting and battery charges and have now introduced what they claim is the most affordable solar light bulb - the price being important for those in ...

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Assisted Pedalling

Thursday 24th October 2013

If you revealed you owned a BMW many people would expect to look at your driveway and see a series 3 or 5 car, or a motorcycle - but more ...

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Power Parking

Wednesday 23rd October 2013

Wireless charging of electric vehicles (EV) is not new - that is, in the timescale of electric vehicle deployment - it has been around for at least a couple of ...

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Light Walking

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

With local authorities and municipalities looking to save costs by reducing street lighting, UK company Pro-Teq may have the ideal solution - instead of lighting the pathways from lights why ...

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Climate Change Coming to a City Near You

Monday 21st October 2013

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have published about their new study on climate change in Nature magazine which predicts unparalleled high temperatures globally, with some hitting sooner than expected. Dr ...

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Car Charge

Friday 18th October 2013

One of the biggest headaches for hybrid and electrical vehicle developers is dealing with the size and weight of the batteries required to power the thing. Volvo and a group ...

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Pumped Up iPhone

Thursday 17th October 2013

Many gadgets are already on the market to add power to your smart phone, boosting power, boosting charge time or using some form of renewable energy to provide a charge. ...

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Come Rain or Shine

Wednesday 16th October 2013

Sun and rain go together like a horse and carriage - no not a new version of an old song - just a fact, and for many living in the ...

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