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Five green innovations that caught our eye

From time to time, we like to take a look at some of the green technological breakthroughs being touted for possible roles in our sustainable future. Here are five of our recent favourites. The road to faster EV charging? Image: Rice University The ability to charge electric vehicles (EVs) with...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/10/2017 - 15:44

30/10/2017

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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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Bridging the green innovation gap

Enabling the use of new technologies in everyday life can be a laborious process - so much so that the gap between research and the marketplace has been dubbed the ‘valley of death’. But new Government funding aims to change all that. Through Innovate UK, £50 million has been announced to bridge...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 05/12/2014 - 08:45

05/12/2014

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The solar power of the future?

The idea that good ideas can be made even better is the basis for all progress, and right now solar power is very much in the sights of the world’s next wave of would-be innovators. Scientists in Wales, for example, are striving to slim down solar cells , making them cheaper and less intensive as...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 07/03/2014 - 08:45

07/03/2014

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Eco-opportunity knocks in China

With China’s huge population, massive economic growth and burgeoning infrastructure, there’s no doubt that the Asian powerhouse poses a stern test for global sustainability. But it also offers big opportunities, according to WWF-UK’s green game-changers report . In China, electric vehicle...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 08/01/2014 - 08:45

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A sunny disposition

Solar PV costs are falling fast. A new report has shown that roll-out of panels is doubling around every two years, and sending costs just under a fifth in a downward trajectory each time they do. The ‘holy grail’ for the solar industry’s maximum impact is to reach $1.50 per watt. They’ve already...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 28/03/2013 - 08:30

28/03/2013

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