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Mapping a solar-powered planet: how many panels would power Earth?

• Solar panel data visualises what little space is needed • Projected consumption, production and efficiency considered • Energy storage likely needed when generation is low When predictions are made about the global potential for solar to provide a significant part of our power supply, it could be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 22/06/2016 - 13:49

22/06/2016

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Sustainable self-build homes - a likely future for Welsh developments?

One Planet Caravan - Courtesy of Mark Waghorn Architects Ltd • Policy points to low-impact future • Home and caravan designed to tread light on the land • We need to stop being 'passive consumers' - architect The Welsh Government's One Planet Development policy is a forward-thinking approach to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/06/2016 - 14:53

15/06/2016

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Energy efficiency and mobile devices: Our apps are not so smart after all

• New tool measures energy consumed • Some parallels with home energy efficiency • Projected 6.1 billion smart phones by 2020 Many useful smart phone apps may be free, but where energy efficiency is concerned, the data does not come without cost. To measure exactly how much energy is being used, a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/06/2016 - 14:39

01/06/2016

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Insulation innovation: the robot that will insulate your home

• Robot could be the future of under-floor insulation • Huge potential in fight against fuel poverty, says founder • Small companies pushing construction industry forward Suspended timber floors in early-twentieth century properties and robots perhaps don't seem the most natural allies, but for Tom...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 27/05/2016 - 16:47

27/05/2016

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5 more eye catching, green and innovative products

Our first selection of inspirations and oddities from the world of energy and sustainability went down well, so here are five more green inventions that may (or may not) be hitting the mainstream soon. 1. Eco-friendly Bacteria Solar panels packed with bacteria could be part of our energy future if...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/05/2016 - 08:21

16/05/2016

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5 potential alternative fuels of the future

With a rise in numbers of vehicles on the roads , both in the UK and internationally, creativity is going to be needed if the hold of fossil fuels is going to be broken. However, there are some more leftfield fuel options on the way – and indeed already available – for those willing to think well...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 06/05/2016 - 14:26

06/05/2016

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New lab puts smart technologies to the test

• Investors must ensure products are fit-for-purpose • Cyber security at the centre • Interoperability between devices critical With the UK roll-out of smart meters, and lots of talk of the advent of the 'smart home', a company called DNV GL has opened a new laboratory in Peterborough, dedicated to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/04/2016 - 11:02

11/04/2016

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5 green innovative products that have caught our eye

There are always a number of inventive companies in the sustainability sector touting intriguing new products. Although the Energy Saving Trust can’t endorse these products as our Field Trials Team have not yet tested them, here are a few of our recent top spots. Three-wheeled green micro mobile (...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 05/04/2016 - 11:02

05/04/2016

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Making smart smart - a Q&A with Dr Chris Brauer

With the roll-out of smart meters and the increase in appliances boasting ‘smart’ features on the market, smart homes have become an increasing talking point. But is our smart future really just round the corner? And are smart technologies really the answer to our energy efficiency prayers? Smart...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/06/2015 - 00:00

17/06/2015

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Canary Wharf gets smart

Canary Wharf, London’s futuristic-looking financial district, is now a test bed for some cutting edge energy technologies. Two businesses have been awarded £50,000 to prove their worth in this bustling hub of commerce as part of Cognicity , a competition to provide an opportunity for smart city...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/06/2015 - 00:00

15/06/2015

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