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67 homes in renewable energy pilot

67 homes in renewable energy pilot

Chale Community IOW gets go-ahead for unique scheme

The goal of the Chale Community Project is to find ways in which to reduce energy use and fuel costs in a range of houses in the Chale community. They aim to do this by providing information on how people can save energy in their homes whilst providing a range of new technologies to improve […]

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LED design

LED design

Designed and built by Jurgen Honold, the “Bulled Classic” LED light bulb is a creative lighting solution. The Bulled has been designed to improve the heat budget of an LED light bulb besides ensuring even-sided light emission. Design creativity allows for “half-half” translucent glass envelope along with heat sink sets, with LEDs located directly in […]

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Calling all LED light designers

Despite several attempts to get contemporary data from LED light designers, companies who design and build  custom-made light installations, up to date government policy on residential lighting …. we cannot get anyone to submit a release about what they are doing. Which is a real shame because LED lights represent some of the most beautiful […]

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Arctic Ice melt

Showcasing the imagery (and music) of Andy Lee Robinson

Every now and then you see something quite beautiful and at the same time quite scary. This ice-melt graphic by Andy Lee Robinson is one of those.

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Sustainable MotoExpo 2013 – the Uni innovation event

Sustainable MotoExpo 2013 – the Uni innovation event

Sustainable MotoExpo on 28 and 29 September 2013, National Motor Museum, Beaulieu

Sustainable MotoExpo 2013, one of the largest and most varied sustainable and eco-friendly motoring events, will take place at the internationally renowned National Motor Museum, Beaulieu, Hampshire this year. Together with live electric vehicle (EV) demonstrations, displays of the latest electric and hybrid cycles, cars and motorbikes there is a full programme of seminars and […]

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Bluebird legacy – the DC5 road car

Bluebird legacy – the DC5 road car

Legacy technology products from the Bluebird Electric land speed record attempt are beginning to emerge, the fastest being the new Bluebird DC5 electric sports car – a limited edition of just 50 electric cars will be built to commemorate the 50th anniversary in 2014 of Donald Campbell’s land and water speed records. The Campbell family […]

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Sweden – lab accident creates ‘impossible’ nano material

Could accidental product be best solution yet for cleaning up toxic waste, dangerous chemicals and oil spills?

Uppsala University researchers have created an unprecedented material with record-breaking properties. And most remarkable of all, this new material — which was thought impossible to make for over a century — was the result of an accident in the lab. A research team led by Johan Goméz de la Torre made some slight changes to […]

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Fields of gold as farmers cash in

Farmers across Europe are beginning to reap the benefits from renting empty fields to Solar Energy companies. With current payments of around £2000 (E2300) per acre a farmer with 100 acres spare can pull in £200,000 annually without even getting out of bed in the morning, with no upfront capital outlay, no running costs or […]

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Island leading UK out of hot water

Island leading UK out of hot water

The Isle of Wight-based plant hire, skip and recycling firm Reynolds and Read has installed a revolutionary boiler at its new premises in Brickfields, Ryde. As the first of its kind in the UK, the boiler heats 10,000 litres of water  in under two hours but is also an environmentally friendly money saver. Reynolds and […]

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Coal – return to the dark side

So Germany has turned to good old coal power plants just as India and China have. The German fixation on green energy programs, especially solar, seems to be waning. Solar power – never a good option in Germany – has failed so far even with massive subsidies. Wind power has delivered only localised good and […]