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In search of energy independence

In an age of energy volatility, providing your own supply is the Holy Grail for both nations and localities. One such case study is the tiny Spanish island of El Hierro , which will get all its power from renewables by the end of the year. The 10,000-strong island has never been on a power grid,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 17/10/2014 - 08:45



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Energy could be catalyst for renewed neighbourhoods

A recent poll suggests we’re all into renewable energy . The study by the universities of Cardiff and Nottingham suggests that 85 per cent of Brits support solar energy, while three quarters back wind. But supporting the idea of these technologies in the abstract is all well and good; what about...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 08:40