A new crest for wave energy

Wednesday, 21 November 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

Software capable of predicting the size and strength of waves could help double the amount of renewable power taken from the sea, engineers believe.

Will future wind turbines do without blades?

Wednesday, 14 November 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

The Saphonian turbine is more efficient, quieter and safer for birds, its makers claim. Could it represent the future of wind energy?

Tiny diamonds could transform low-temperature laundry

Friday, 02 November 2012 by Roger East
Tags: Creative industries

Microscopic diamonds could hold the key to tackling tough stains at low temperatures, scientists at Proctor and Gamble believe.

Can a simple stove meet the energy needs of millions?

Tuesday, 30 October 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

Waste heat from a BioLite HomeStove can help provide cheap, clean electricity. But will it prove a hit with cooks across the developing world?

Panasonic patents efficient artificial photosynthesis

Tuesday, 23 October 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Carbon

Technology drawn from LEDs is being developed by Panasonic to harvest energy from light with record efficiency. Could this be used to convert carbon dioxide emitted by power plants?

PV panels track the sun, passively

Friday, 19 October 2012 by Eleanor Devenish
Tags: Creative industries

Thanks to a new carbon nanotube-based system, these PV panels can follow the sun's movement without drawing on the energy they harvest.

Solving the energy storage conundrum

Thursday, 04 October 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

Among the obstacles in the way of the triumph of renewable energy, one stands out: the lack of cheap, efficient means to store power. Now, it could just be starting to crumble. Matt Scotland and Caspar Henderson report.

Honda takes battery recycling to scale

Tuesday, 18 September 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Creative industries

The automaker is extracting rare earth metals from used car batteries at a new facility in Japan.

NASA backs solar power satellite

Tuesday, 11 September 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Consumer engagement

Will the US win the space race to beam solar energy back to Earth?

Yeast: the new green fuel

Friday, 07 September 2012 by Anonymous (not verified)
Tags: Agriculture, Transport

Scientists are using yeast to synthesise a biofuel without taking up swathes of land.

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Stimulating and very interesting.

David Gee, European Environment Agency