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Five of the latest green energy innovations that have caught our eye

Here at the Energy Saving Trust Blog, we like to keep tabs on the latest breakthroughs, announcements and oddities in green technology. Here are a handful of our latest spots. New high for solar PV efficiency The solar energy industry seems to be on a constant quest to prove itself – and this drive...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:06

20/04/2017

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Will wind turbines triumph in lamp post link-up?

With plans afoot to install small wind turbines on lamp posts, connecting directly to the grid, we asked our low-carbon technology experts for their views on how successful such an idea might be. The company behind the plan is targeting the two million UK lamp posts that would be suitable for such...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 02/03/2017 - 15:24

02/03/2017

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Five green innovations we are excited about

A new study has suggested that green innovations need to be developed and spread ten times quicker if we're to hit the obligations of the Paris climate agreement. Given it seems that new technology is a big part of cutting global emissions, here are five developments that have recently caught our...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 07/02/2017 - 17:01

07/02/2017

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Five green inventions that could make a breakthrough

The international green economy is growing, throwing up plenty of new innovations that offer much promise for increasing energy efficiency, saving water and reducing fuel consumption. Here are five we've spotted recently. Double-efficiency solar panel Swiss experts have come up with the idea of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 06/12/2016 - 14:34

06/12/2016

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Televisions remain the electricity glutton of the home

• Electricity use of TVs represents half of all electronics • Get efficient models - don't compromise on features • Heating remains by far the biggest home energy use Our thirst for tablets, laptops and other games consoles seems unquenchable – but you may be surprised to learn that TVs, including...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:02

21/11/2016

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All aboard! Energy storage goes on the rails

• ARES - a solution for grid-scale energy storage? • Ability to build at different scales and in wide locations • Rail storage has 'an appealing low-tech simplicity' Track, rail car, concrete slabs. Not the first three things you might consider as essentials in the field of energy storage. But out...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 08/07/2016 - 14:38

08/07/2016

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How 'green' is your drone?

• Battery-powered drones offer air-pollution free alternative to vehicles • Commercial delivery drones likely to aid rise in consumerism • Conservationists using drones to monitor eco-systems Love them or loathe them, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, UAVs, or more commonly, drones look like they're here...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 29/06/2016 - 15:59

29/06/2016

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Insulation innovation: the robot that will insulate your home

• Robot could be the future of under-floor insulation • Huge potential in fight against fuel poverty, says founder • Small companies pushing construction industry forward Suspended timber floors in early-twentieth century properties and robots perhaps don't seem the most natural allies, but for Tom...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 27/05/2016 - 16:47

27/05/2016

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5 more eye catching, green and innovative products

Our first selection of inspirations and oddities from the world of energy and sustainability went down well, so here are five more green inventions that may (or may not) be hitting the mainstream soon. 1. Eco-friendly Bacteria Solar panels packed with bacteria could be part of our energy future if...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 16/05/2016 - 08:21

16/05/2016

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Bladeless wind turbines

Despite the widespread international support for wind turbines they have always inspired fierce opposition in the UK. Is it the blades themselves that send nimbyists spiralling into a frenzy? If so, their objections could be answered by a new bladeless wind turbine. The Vortex bladeless wind...

Submitted by James Wakelin on Fri, 05/06/2015 - 08:53

05/06/2015

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