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Warmer homes through computer power

Computer servers are essential to our modern way of life. They process all sorts of things for us, from university research, online shopping to holiday selfies. All these servers in data centres around the world generate so much heat some of them have been re-located to sub-Arctic regions so they...

Submitted by James Wakelin on Wed, 20/05/2015 - 09:00



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Revealed: what we think about energy and climate change

The public has spoken. The latest Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) ‘Attitude Tracker’ is out, and it includes some mixed results. Over the last few years light has been brought to bear on how much consumers pay for energy and what can be done to become more energy efficient. The DECC...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/05/2015 - 13:37



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Wind energy innovation inspired by nature

The innovators of the world do not seem to tire of coming up with new wind turbine designs. Recently we’ve had vertical axis models, an Archimedes’ screw and more. Now, say hello to the ‘wind tree’ - or Tree Wind, to give it its official title. A steel trunk and branches support plastic ‘leaves’...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/02/2015 - 09:00



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The future role of green energy

By 2025, nearly half of all UK infrastructure spending could be on renewable energy, according to new figures from the government’s construction data provider. £81billion in new spending is proposed by then, with all but 17 of the schemes brand new developments. While not all of them will become...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 10/11/2014 - 08:45



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Energy efficiency is big business

It’s been a long time since energy efficiency and renewable energy was the domain of ‘deep green’ early adopters, but now, there are signs that serious money is starting to get behind it across the globe. In a piece for Guardian Sustainable Business , Chris Hummel from Schneider Electric cites a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/09/2014 - 08:45



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Turbine technologies: Winds of change

From offshore to on your roof, wind power could see some big changes over the coming years. Starting at the larger end of things, a new floating wind turbine could potentially cut costs-per-Megawatt by around half come the 2020s, according to a study commissioned by the Energy Technologies...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/08/2014 - 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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Latest crossroads for carbon targets

When it comes to climate targets, 2020 and 2050 are the big dates. Given its imminence, it’s the former that’s hot news right now – with the view of working towards the latter. The UN’s climate change conference in Warsaw has called on nations to publish their plans for curbing emissions after 2020...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/11/2013 - 08:45