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International energy agendas make progress

India’s booming economic and population growth means smart cities are being seen as the future. The country’s plan to speed up the growth of energy efficient building involves a top-level panel of experts and encouragement for state governments to create new powers to improve the energy performance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 29/09/2014 - 08:45

29/09/2014

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Future city living in the spotlight

Cash from fossil fuels, conversely, is once again proving a driver for ambitious green projects in the Middle East. A new residential city housing 160,000 in Dubai promises to be totally self-sufficient in energy, transport and resources – something its wealthy backers claim is a world first. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/03/2014 - 08:45

17/03/2014

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Next generation energy

Generating energy from wind and wet is pretty familiar to us – but how about another w – walking? Some upcoming businesses aim to transform the kinetic energy of our everyday activities into electricity through various means. First up, a Loughborough University engineering graduate whose energy-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 14/03/2014 - 08:45

14/03/2014

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Sustainable cities: setting an example

Just over a month ago, Bristol was named European Green Capital for 2015, beating Brussels, Glasgow and Ljubljana. Some might say this is a culmination of work in a city that has always been seen as forward-looking in terms of the environmental agenda; the key hub in a part of the UK that’s trying...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 24/07/2013 - 08:51

24/07/2013

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