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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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Electric vehicle openness is patently a good idea

In the cut-throat world of developing new technologies, securing intellectual property against rivals and ‘ patent trolls’ keeps inventors up at night - but in a move distinctly against this grain, electric car manufacturer Tesla has opened up its patent book for everyone else to use. While the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/06/2014 - 08:45



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Unlimited energy for all? Putting Tesla to the test

Nikola Tesla, the inventor of the alternating current among many other breakthroughs, believed that electromagnetism could be harnessed to provide abundant free energy over huge areas - perhaps even the whole earth. He put his idea of worldwide, wireless energy using the earth as a conductor to the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 24/06/2014 - 08:45



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The future of eco-technology: An interview with Damian Tow

Eco Technology Show Director, Damian Tow, reveals his plans for this years show, while emphasising the importance of behaviour change to help adopt new technologies to ensure the success of sustainable options for the future. How will this years Eco Technology show be different? We have a Big...

Submitted by Ozge Ibrahim on Mon, 23/06/2014 - 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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Securing the green energy dream

In the complicated world we live in, there are usually risks entailed alongside advantages in any big undertaking. This is no different in green energy – and indeed the natures of the threats are nothing unique to the green economy either. Firstly, the risk of cyber attacks. This clearly is a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 19/05/2014 - 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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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



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The path towards a low carbon transport future

January 2014 saw a spike in sales of small, fuel-efficient vehicles. Incredibly, pure-electric vehicle registrations increased more than 750 per cent compared to January 2013. Fuel efficient conventional models like the Fiesta, Focus and Corsa dominated in the popularity stakes. This not only...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 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