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As a man that has spent a fair bit of time wondering around with a power meter and plugging various figures into excel spreadsheets, I was a little skeptical when I saw the news story the other day that UK … Continue reading

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Mongolia on brink of world’s greatest resource boom. A life without electricity? Not particularly likely but it is interesting to see people looking at alternatives to running everything with the electron.

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Landfill mining starts to become more mainstream. You dig up the rubbish, get all the valuable materials out then burn the rest in a plasma arc to generate electricity.

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George Monbiot – Going Critical. Interesting to see how George has moved from a nuclear neutral stance to pro-nuclear as a result of the Fukushima disaster in Japan.

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Lunar Cubit. Art installation/power plant. More of the former than the latter as it’ll only power 250 homes. Interesting though I preferred the runner up in the competition, the Windstalks as they look a little more practical and just as … Continue reading

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An green alternative to the Nectar card – Ice – where you get paid for shopping at sustainable/local shops. Only just launched but I’d be interested to keep an eye on it.

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Giant wind tower proposed in Japan. Will offer higher efficiencies, on site storage (although I have no idea what nano water is) and a desalination plant all in a small area when compared to traditional wind farms. Interesting concept.

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Google releases the Google Earth Engine to help people monitor environmental changes. If you want a better overview check out this video.

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I knew wind power was being pushed a lot in the UK as a way to meet our renewable energy targets but I hadn’t appreciated the scale… Dogger Bank, off the Yorkshire coast, will fill close to 3,475 square miles, … Continue reading

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The Pavlovsk field gene bank – it’s not a proper seed bank as most of the plants are grown in fields and can’t be stored as seeds – looks set to be destroyed to make way for a housing development. … Continue reading

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