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Scotland takes lead in renewable heat

When you live in an area without mains gas, options for heating your home are limited, especially when taking efficiency into account. Being able to heat your home and hot water without taking a large financial hit is a concern for many in rural areas or inaccessible places. With no access to mains...

Submitted by Energy Saving Trust on Thu, 27/11/2014 - 09:00

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Energy efficient lighting: A Nobel cause

LED lighting is a technology making a reputation for itself - so much so, in fact, that it’s now got a Noble Prize for Physics to its name. Well, sort of; Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamur received the accolade for developing the blue LED which ultimately made white light LED lamps...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 11/11/2014 - 08:45

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Tech advances fuel bigger electric dreams

Electric vehicles offer drivers an opportunity to shake their fossil fuel addiction, but such a feel-good change does not mean that EV technology experts are resting on their laurels. There is always room to make things cleaner, cheaper and more practical. ‘Range anxiety’, although diminishing as...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 05/11/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency - maximising the gains

Friday’s blog asked if we are becoming an enlightened public of energy efficiency experts, finding the answer is a bit of yes and no. Focusing even more intensely on energy efficiency would make a big difference, both to the bills and carbon emissions of households and businesses, but also to the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/07/2014 - 08:45

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Renewable technologies pushing the boundaries of innovation

The world’s top scientific minds are working on new ways to improve the efficiency, affordability and even aesthetics of renewables. Take this year’s winner of a major engineering prize from the Institution of Science and Technology (IET). Professor Stuart Wenham, from the University of New South...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/06/2014 - 08:45

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Creating fuel from the sea

Ten years of Naval research has has resulted in a potentially big breakthrough: producing fuel from seawater . By extracting carbon dioxide and hydrogen from saline water before converting the substance into a liquid via a catalytic converter, an oil substitute is produced. It also does not look or...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 09/05/2014 - 08:45

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Top tech versus top tips in the home

The collision of smarter homes and smarter phones is bound to throw up some interesting developments. One that has piqued wide interest is the launch of a new thermostat which its makers claim learns your heating behaviours with the potential to cut nearly a third from your heating bill. It is...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 06/05/2014 - 08:45

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New funding for green innovators

It’s hard to make a breakthrough in any field – it requires good ideas, good execution, and finance. Of those elements, a limited amount of working capital can be the most likely to frustrate ambitions. This is no different in the field of green technology. With this in mind, here’s a nudge in the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 12/02/2014 - 08:45

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The future of LED lighting gets brighter

We revealed last week that the UK is in the top five nations in Europe for buying energy saving light bulbs, but lagging behind in the purchase of ‘next generation’ lighting such as LEDs. More testing, information and certification of the kind we’re involved in through the PremiumLight scheme...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/01/2014 - 08:45

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Military might may help grow green technology

There is wide consensus that the institutions which consume the most energy, and have the biggest research and development budgets, should be taking the biggest leaps towards efficiency, self-reliance, and using less barrels of the black stuff. Take the US military, which was using an incredible...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 30/10/2013 - 08:45

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