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