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Televisions remain the electricity glutton of the home

• Electricity use of TVs represents half of all electronics • Get efficient models - don't compromise on features • Heating remains by far the biggest home energy use Our thirst for tablets, laptops and other games consoles seems unquenchable – but you may be surprised to learn that TVs, including...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:02

21/11/2016

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Products and technology data centres energy energy demand

Firms take action as data bytes at energy demand

The digital world is growing at a remarkably fast rate – the amount of bytes is doubling every two years . With this comes a significant energy concern. Data centres in the US alone are set to consumer electricity roughly the equivalent of 50 large power plants by 2020. Luckily, some of the biggest...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 08/11/2016 - 16:49

08/11/2016

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Products and technology data modelling Home Analytics

Housing data: the key to tackling fuel poverty in Southend-on-Sea

• Data brings new wave of initiative to coastal Essex energy push • Work builds previous success in Scotland and Devon • Local authorities have key role in targeting fuel poverty Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is set to look at its local housing stock in a whole new way, as a new collaboration...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/07/2016 - 16:10

11/07/2016

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Products and technology energy storage trains

All aboard! Energy storage goes on the rails

• ARES - a solution for grid-scale energy storage? • Ability to build at different scales and in wide locations • Rail storage has 'an appealing low-tech simplicity' Track, rail car, concrete slabs. Not the first three things you might consider as essentials in the field of energy storage. But out...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 14:38

08/07/2016

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Products and technology drones green products

How 'green' is your drone?

• Battery-powered drones offer air-pollution free alternative to vehicles • Commercial delivery drones likely to aid rise in consumerism • Conservationists using drones to monitor eco-systems Love them or loathe them, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs, or more commonly, drones look like they're here...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/06/2016 - 15:59

29/06/2016

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Products and technology solar power future energy

Mapping a solar-powered planet: how many panels would power Earth?

• Solar panel data visualises what little space is needed • Projected consumption, production and efficiency considered • Energy storage likely needed when generation is low When predictions are made about the global potential for solar to provide a significant part of our power supply, it could be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 22/06/2016 - 13:49

22/06/2016

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Products and technology eco home architecture

Sustainable self-build homes - a likely future for Welsh developments?

One Planet Caravan - Courtesy of Mark Waghorn Architects Ltd • Policy points to low-impact future • Home and caravan designed to tread light on the land • We need to stop being 'passive consumers' - architect The Welsh Government's One Planet Development policy is a forward-thinking approach to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/06/2016 - 14:53

15/06/2016

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Products and technology energy efficiency mobile electronics

Energy efficiency and mobile devices: Our apps are not so smart after all

• New tool measures energy consumed • Some parallels with home energy efficiency • Projected 6.1 billion smart phones by 2020 Many useful smart phone apps may be free, but where energy efficiency is concerned, the data does not come without cost. To measure exactly how much energy is being used, a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 14:39

01/06/2016

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Products and technology insulation breakthrough technology

Insulation innovation: the robot that will insulate your home

• Robot could be the future of under-floor insulation • Huge potential in fight against fuel poverty, says founder • Small companies pushing construction industry forward Suspended timber floors in early-twentieth century properties and robots perhaps don't seem the most natural allies, but for Tom...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 27/05/2016 - 16:47

27/05/2016

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Products and technology energy innovation green innovation innovation

5 more eye catching, green and innovative products

Our first selection of inspirations and oddities from the world of energy and sustainability went down well, so here are five more green inventions that may (or may not) be hitting the mainstream soon. 1. Eco-friendly Bacteria Solar panels packed with bacteria could be part of our energy future if...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/05/2016 - 08:21

16/05/2016

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