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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

05/11/2014

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Striving for the social benefits of energy efficiency

Good news in London: More money has been allocated to provide energy retrofits in social housing through the Decent Homes programme. Thousands of homes should benefit, and it is great to see money being targeted at the areas of most need, with the highest risk of fuel poverty . In addition, around...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/09/2014 - 08:45

10/09/2014

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Batteries and renewable energy – what’s in store?

One of the great questions concerning take-up of small-scale renewable energy is that of energy storage. For years, the cost of batteries and other forms of storage has been prohibitive, and safety has been called into question too. This has meant that the intermittent energy supplies that are wind...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 31/01/2014 - 08:45

31/01/2014

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High hopes for a smart future

The smart grid is coming. That’s the message from a survey of global energy executives – 98 per cent of whom say it’s a natural extension to current grid upgrades and a core part of their investment strategy. More than two thirds of those polled in the Accenture study are also convinced that the...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/12/2013 - 08:45

06/12/2013

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