Tag Archive: green technology

Who wants to live on Intelligent Street?

Self-powered streets and roads are becoming a reality, and the latest project to get the green light is ‘Intelligent Street’ in London’s West End. It’s actually called Bird Street, just off the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, and the plan is to use solar and kinetic energy to help power local amenities, such as…

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Marathon power

Forget wind and water, the new way to create power is human motion. This weekend sees some 38,000 runners take part in the London Marathon and according to research from the Royal Society of Chemistry they will each use up the same amount of energy as turning on a 1Kw heater for an hour. But…

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How will 3D printing change our world?

Visible with the naked eye from Earth when conditions are right, each day the International Space Station (ISS) orbits our planet at a height of about 400km (250 miles).

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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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Top financial incentives for businesses going green

For many businesses, large or small, the benefits of making long-term energy-saving improvements are well known. However, the cost of implementing new technologies has stopped many businesses from making significant changes.

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Taking on board the energy efficient HMS Queen Elizabeth

The HMS Queen Elizabeth is the biggest and most powerful warship ever made in the UK. The 65,000 tonne Royal Navy aircraft carrier is almost three times the length of Buckingham Palace and can generate enough energy to power 300,000 kettles or 5,500 family homes.

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Gadgetry and automation: The future of business

Do you like wasting time and money in your business? Thought not. Fortunately, there are ever more gadgets and gizmos that might be able to help you to save both. Here's a quick roundup of some very simple items on the market that can help reduce wasted business energy and add real value to your business, without you having to make any major changes or investments.

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An F1 car’s power equivalent

When you think of Formula One, speed, noise and powerful engines spring to mind. The charged atmosphere and enthusiastic crowds help to make motor racing one of the most popular sports in the world. But did you know that an F1 car now produces 120 KW of electrical power per lap?

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Green efficiency in the Vatican City

Pope Benedict XVI was known for many titles during his eight year reign. But the former leader of the Catholic Church had also been dubbed the ‘green' Pope. Benedict believed we should cut carbon emissions and reduce pollution. He was a champion for environmental awareness and promoted renewable energy. Similar improvements can be made when it comes to your business.

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