Tag Archive: Green Energy

From the British Grand Prix to the motorways of Britain

Formula 1 is a very expensive sport. Very expensive. Ferrari is reported to have a budget of $420m, though others spend less. Making better, more efficient cars that they can sell more of, helps manufacturers recoup some of the costs, but now there are other incentives too, like the Department of Transport’s recent £38m of…

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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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The world’s first do-it-all biogas plant?

The world’s first bio plant, using enzymes to handle unsorted household waste without prior treatment, will be ready in early 2017 – and it’s in the UK. Based in Northwich, Cheshire, it will be built and operated by Denmark’s DONG Energy using its own REnescience technology and is expected to have an annual capacity of…

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Kite power

Turbines may get most of the attention when it comes to wind power but a British firm has just received £1 million of investment to develop kite power as a cheaper, more cost-effective source of energy from the atmosphere. The money will come from the government’s Innovate UK agency and is intended to help British…

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Bloodhound: vanity project or energy leader?

Seven years in the making, engineers are finally putting together the first dry build of the near-legendary Bloodhound supersonic car – the British-based project to set a new 1,000mph land speed record.

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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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Formula E: is it all change for F1?

There's a new auto-racing championship coming to London later this year. Find out more about the first fully electric motor racing series.

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Leave ‘battery anxiety’ on the ground

Air travel may be a must for some businesses (let alone holidaymakers in search of sun). But in the speedy digital age, there's something awkward about spending hours in a pressurised container with no legroom.

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What do festivals do to cut waste?

The great British summer wouldn't be complete without fun in the fields, great live music and a few nights sleeping under the stars.

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Toyota TS040: A Next Gen Hybrid

Toyota has designed a new race car with more power, less weight and lower emissions. The TS040 Hybrid uses the most advanced technology in modern racing to improve efficiency and performance. Instead of batteries, the new race car has a supercapacitor – a small device that holds energy for a short time and delivers a huge burst of power.

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