Tag Archive: energy efficiency

Energy through the ages: Harnessing wind power

The Netherlands is a land of windmills. There are thousands of them throughout the country and they played a crucial role in The Netherlands' rise towards the end of the Middle Ages.

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Could our streets soon be lit by luminous trees?

Remember that scene in the sci-fi film Avatar, where all the blue people gather round the tree that seems to be lit from within? Well, that could soon be a real thing, not just on Pandora, but here on Earth – and they wouldn't just be pretty, they could be practical, lighting our streets and even our homes.

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UK net zero carbon emission commitment to become law

In a week where political media coverage was dominated by the Budget, you may have missed news from Westminster that the government plans to “tighten climate rules” and “cut carbon emissions effectively to zero”, as BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin summarised.

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Future power – how might we produce energy in 2050?

It's clear that the current ways we produce and consume energy will be difficult to sustain over the long term (already, the US uses as much electricity to cool its buildings as Africa uses on pretty much everything). But changing the ways we produce and consume power could lead to fundamental changes in our relationship with energy companies.

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How will you score on our Energy IQ quiz?

We've put together a quick – but useful – quiz to test your energy knowledge. More than a review of GCSE studies, our quiz helps you pick up easy tips on saving energy. And, as we all know, saving energy usually means saving money too.

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New CO Regulation Will Affect Landlords

The government announced plans in March 2015 that would require private landlords to install carbon monoxide alarms in all rooms with solid fuel appliances. Find out what this means for your business.

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55% savings without turning the lights off

Replacing Britain's street lights with LED technology could save the country a total of £200 million a year.

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East Midlands city goes LED to save £100k per year

All over the UK, businesses and local authorities are taking steps to become more energy-efficient. It's not just a case of reducing emissions and protecting the environment – it's also about lowering costs and making the most of our resources.

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90% of small businesses want to be more energy efficient, but what real steps can they take?

Gab Barbaro gives his thoughts on helping small businesses to be more energy efficient, after the Federation of Small Businesses reveals new research showing that nine in 10 are seeking to become more energy efficient.

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Is your next flight being guided by iPad?

We've all probably made use of a tablet in the workplace at one point, whether you were working on cloud documents or procrastinating on Facebook at lunchtime. But did you know that pilots now use tablets to help them fly your plane?

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