Breakthrough for long-distance power transmission

Wednesday, 27 March 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Engineering

A new circuit breaker design for high-voltage direct current means supergrids connecting resources on a global scale will be more efficient and reliable. 

PV without the rare materials

Monday, 25 March 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Engineering

A new solar cell design leaves out elements at risk of depletion, such as indium, in favour of copper, zinc, tin and sulphur.

We need the energy equivalent of the agricultural revolution, says Harish Hande

Tuesday, 12 March 2013 by Martin Wright
Tags: Behaviour change, International development

For four hundred million Indians, decentralised energy makes sense today, says the founder of the sustainable energy social enterprise, SELCO.

NASA's floating recipe for biofuel

Thursday, 07 March 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Carbon

Algae feed off wastewater and carbon dioxide to produce biomass for fuel, fertiliser and feed in floating 'photobioreactors'.

Shampoo sachets: a new energy source?

Friday, 15 February 2013 by Martin Wright
Tags: Behaviour change, Consumer engagement

Discarded cosmetic packages littering Indian villages are being collected for reuse as a new source of fuel.

Russian state eyes up clean tech

Thursday, 24 January 2013 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries, Investment

A new fund in Tatartsan focuses investment on batteries for electric cars and biofuels.

Smaller, smarter grids on the rise in India

Monday, 14 January 2013 by Martin Wright
Tags: Creative industries

Micro-scale biomass and solar grids are taking off in India, where the mains fails to meet growing demand.

Tokelau becomes the world’s first solar state

Thursday, 20 December 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Climate change

A Pacific island nation has made history by drawing 100% of its energy from the sun.

The rise of the solar panel machines

Friday, 14 December 2012 by Roger East
Tags:

Germany's Kraftwerker is developing a PV panel-placing robot. Will these automated fitters boost the march of solar power?

Could a 'triple energy chip' signal the end of the battery?

Tuesday, 04 December 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

MIT researchers are working on a chip that can harvest energy from the sun, heat and movement. Will this make changing batteries a thing of the past?

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Stimulating and very interesting.

David Gee, European Environment Agency