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When is Green Technology Most Useful?

It’s a term that’s being bandied about regularly these days, and if you want to be perceived as doing your bit for the environment, it goes without saying that you must be interested in all things green as well. Green technology is all the rage today – if you’re not going green, you’re viewed as […]

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Millionaire spends £1m building himself Britain’s first all-electric supercar

Dale Vince OBE has spent nearly £1million building the ‘Nemesis’ – an electricity-powered supercar which can accelerate from 0-100mph in a breathtaking 8.5 seconds. The founder of Gloucestershire-based wind energy company Ecotricity wanted to build an electric car that could ‘blow the socks off Jeremy Clarkson’.

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3 Emerging Green Technologies Leading to a Stronger Economy

What you need to know about solar power, electric cars and robotics. Elections come and go, yet the economy is still struggling. Campaign promises and the like are good sound bites, but is anyone really listening? One key to help our economy get back on track is new technology. In fact, as we move towards […]

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US Army Steps Up Requirements for Green Building, Lighting

WASHINGTON, DC — Cool roofs, solar water heating and advanced metering are among the energy efficiency elements that are to be incorporated into new permanent Army buildings in the U.S. and abroad. Starting in fiscal year 2013, designs for new construction and major renovations are to incorporate the sustainable design and development principles contained in […]

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Military Forges Ahead On [Green] Tech

Yes, It’s the military again, this time blazing the trail for alternative energy. It’s rushing to deploy solar energy equip on the battlefields of Afghanistan. No they are not solely green-conscious. It costs them a mint to transport fossil fuel to the land-locked country. This is great news for all Americans! Once the military gets […]

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Second SA Solar Challenge to start next week

The South African Solar Challenge 2010 kicks off in Pretoria next week. The ten-day race between solar-powered cars travelling more than 4 000 km across the country is scheduled to finish in Pretoria, on October 2. The 2010 event has attracted racing teams from Germany, Japan, Iran and South Africa, including the German School in […]

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200-Fold Boost in Fuel Cell Efficiency Advances ‘Personalized Energy Systems’

The era of personalized energy systems — in which individual homes and small businesses produce their own energy for heating, cooling and powering cars — took another step toward reality as scientists reported discovery of a powerful new catalyst that is a key element in such a system.

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