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Amazing Flying Wind Turbine to Begin Trial Period

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson October 21, 2014

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It might look like something from a sci-fi film, but this huge floating device is actually set to provide green electricity and Wi-Fi to residents of the remote city of Fairbanks, Alaska. Designed and constructed by MIT startup Altaeros Energies, this futuristic floating marvel is a new type of. Read more

Wind Energy Cheapest According to New EU Report

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe October 14, 2014

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A new report conducted on behalf of the European commission has declared wind as the cheapest source of commercial energy - but only when ‘external’ factors are brought in to consideration. Revealed earlier this week, the data - written for the European commission by the Ecofys consultancy -. Read more

Could a New Energy Efficiency Target Give the UK a £62bn Boost?

Ian McKenna

by Ian McKenna October 7, 2014

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A fresh call for an expanded energy efficiency target from environmentalists claims that the UK could boost the British economy by £62bn. At a time where the 20% by 2020 targets are looming large over the heads of the government - in which the UK and other members of the European Union have. Read more

Sunflower Solar: IBM Give Solar Converters a Drastic Redesign

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe September 30, 2014

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One of the biggest names in computing technology, IBM, have teamed up with Swiss company Airlight Energy to give the tradition solar panel a drastic redesign after revealing an all-new ‘sunflower’ prototype. In comparison to giant wind turbines and colossal solar steam arrays, the average. Read more

The Next Energy Superpower From Down Under

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe September 23, 2014

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The Australian Coalition Government has unveiled their plans to make their country a new “energy superpower” with a fresh strategy that relies heavily on fossil fuels.  Whilst Australia has hit the headlines for it’s use of renewables - including record solar energy production and a new. Read more

Green Deal Dubbed a ‘Disappointing Failure’ by Committee

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson September 16, 2014

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We already knew the uptake by the public was less than expected, and last week we heard how small businesses were also shirking away from it, and now a parliamentary committee has dubbed the government’s Green Deal a ‘disappointing failure’. A group of MPs was called upon to evaluate the. Read more

Energy Budget Tight for Many Small Businesses

Chris Hurcombe

by Chris Hurcombe September 9, 2014

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A new survey carried out by the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has found that almost a third of it’s members said the cost of energy was a barrier to growth for their company. Carried out across the 8,000 FSB members, the survey revealed that the cost of electricity, water and gas for their. Read more

Scotland Sets Sights on “World’s Biggest’ Tidal Energy Installation

Caroline Robertson

by Caroline Robertson September 4, 2014

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Following on from last month's news that Wales would be testing a UK-first tidal wave generator as part of a new commercial energy development, Scotland are building what they are already calling the ‘World’s Biggest’ tidal array. Currently in the midst of an ongoing independence debate,. Read more

Solar Power-Generating Windows: The ‘Clear’ New Choice?

Ian McKenna

by Ian McKenna August 26, 2014

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The great solar conundrum is one that can divide even the greenest of eco-advocates; businesses and homeowners want the clean, affordable commercial energy that comes with solar power, but many don’t want (or can’t have, due to planning regulations) the large photo voltaic cells required to. Read more

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