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Electric bike

How to choose the right bike

Hugh Bowring

21st January, 2010

There is a greater variety of bikes available now than ever before, ranging from as little as £100 up to over £1000. Here is some basic information on the six main varieties more...
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Europe unites to build renewable energy 'supergrid'

Alok Jha

4th January, 2010

Europe's first electricity grid dedicated to renewable power will become a political reality this month, as nine countries formally draw up plans to link their clean energy projects around the North Sea more...
Energy-saving monitor

Local libraries lending out free energy monitors

Ecologist

11th December, 2009

Public can borrow electricity monitors for up to 3 weeks in schemes under way throughout the UK more...
Workmen install a solar panel on a roof

Feed-in tariffs in danger of being watered down

Ecologist

30th November, 2009

Campaigners say the Government is underestimating the potential of small-scale renewable electricity generation in the UK more...
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Hydropower TV: learn from the water power pioneers

Kate Herbert

22nd September, 2009

Okay so not much happens most of the time... but for anyone interested in building a hydro-electric turbine these live images of a micro-hydropower project construction in Cumbria make compelling viewing more...
'The Dawn Commute' by Jonathon LittleJohn

Campaigning for cheaper solar power

Stephanie Wallis

29th July, 2009

Feed-in Tariffs for renewables are what the UK needs to make home-grown energy more attractive. We look at what the 'We Support Solar' coalition is doing to bring about a change, and take a look at the group's new photography competition...
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Local Hero: Richard Body

CASE STUDY: setting up a community micro-hydroelectric project

Claire Baylis

1st June, 2009

The UK’s first community-funded hydroelectric scheme, Torrs Hydro is generating green energy as well as interest in H2O power. Claire Baylis meets the man behind it more...
Jeremy Harrall

UK needs electric cars and nuclear power, says watchdog

Ecologist

12th October, 2009

Government climate watchdog says a 'step change' in Government policy is needed to meet carbon reduction targets more...
A cow having a pee

The power of wee: urine could be green energy

Ecologist

16th September

Urine could be used to generate electricity and as a free alternative to mineral fertilisers more...

First island power grid being used in Wales

Ecologist

9th September, 2009

Renewable energy created on-site can now be used instead of being exported to the national grid more...
Solar Car 'Endeavour'

Under the hood of the solar electric car

Ecologist/Positive TV

25th August, 2009

Cambridge University's solar electric car 'Endeavour' was unveiled in July as a contender in the Global Green Challenge - a gruelling race across the Australian outback in October. Now, the Ecologist and Positive TV take a look at the guts of this remarkable vehicle, and ask - what does it mean for the average road user? more...
Greenpeace say nuclear is a distraction to the the real solutions

UK urged to triple nuclear power

Ecologist

5th August, 2009

Former Minister's call to triple the contribution of nuclear power in UK dismissed as scare tactics more...

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Turkish dam project scrapped, but pipeline gets go-ahead

Ecologist

13th July, 2009

Turkey's plans for a hydroelectric dam on the Tigris have been scrapped as Europe withdraws funds for a failure to meet environmental obligations, while plans for the trans-Europe Nabucco gas pipeline are ratified more...
Offshore wind turbines

New offshore wind farms could power every UK home

Eifion Rees

26th June, 2009

The findings of a strategic environmental assessment open the way for an increase in the number of offshore wind farms, which could produce enough energy to power every household in the UK more...
An old electricity meter

Government pledges smart meters for all by 2020

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

As the Government commits to a high-tech revolution in the home - meters that can be read remotely and may help alter energy habits - questions are raised about data security... and whether any of us will be interested more...
In the News

New green electricity projects to be trialed in the UK

Ecologist

1st March, 2009

The problem with renewable energy is not that there isn’t enough, it’s how to bring that power to where it’s needed, when it’s needed. more...
In the News

France's electricity grid operator fined for harm to livestock

Ecologist

1st February, 2009

RTE, France's electricity grid operator, pays out to farmers for harming their livestock.

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Can electric vehicles overtake competing green car technologies?

Adam Vaughan

25th February, 2009

Electric cars are backed as a climate panacea by the majority, but are there negative impacts we're missing in the rush to electrification? more...
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Taking your spare room off-grid

Nick Rosen

11th April, 2008

So you want to go off-grid? Or maybe you want to find out what it’s like before taking the plunge? How about taking one room of your house off grid? It’s a less expensive way of learning the technology, before committing yourself. more...
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On your bike

Rachel Clode

14th December, 2007

Rachel Clode tests out an electric bike, and finds a new best friend more...

Power On - Energy from Waste

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Each year, UK livestock produce some 60 million tonnes of collectable faeces. If left to run into water-courses or even spread on fields, this waste can lead to the same problems associated with excessive fertiliser use – algal blooms and aquatic life starved of oxygen.
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Power On - Hydrogen

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

There is much talk of the possibility of a future ‘hydrogen economy’, which will power all our vehicles and homes. It is important to remember that hydrogen is not an energy source; it is an energy carrier. To obtain hydrogen it must be split from either natural gas or water molecules. The former, most widely used, method not only requires energy but also gives off carbon dioxide (CO2) in the process. Hydrogen produced in this way requires more energy to make than will eventually be returned when it is used. It makes more sense from a climate perspective to burn the natural gas itself than to convert and re-convert it to hydrogen in this way.
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Power On - Wind

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

The UK has been described as the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of wind, with some 50 TWh of onshore and at least 450 TWh of offshore power available every year, well in excess of our current electricity demand.
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Power On - Tidal Power

Jon Hughes and Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

The potential for the use of tidal power in the UK is enormous, amounting to, at the very least, 20 per cent of our electricity needs.
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Power On - Solar Power

Jon Hughes, Mark Anslow

1st November, 2007

Every year, each square metre of the UK receives between 900 and 1200 kWh of solar radiation. Capturing just some of this energy could make a significant contribution to fulfilling our energy requirements.
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