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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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Solving the Grid Storage issue: HHS Hydraulic Hydro Storage

Electric power grids have always been a delicate balancing act between demand and supply. The massive arrival of fluctuating solar ...

STORY URL: Lageenergiespeicher: Strom aus Windkraftwerken und Solaranlagen speichern
Der Lageenergiespeicher kann mehrere 1000 GWh Strom in einem Felsen speichern.

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Bicycles up - cars down :-)

Bicycles outsold cars in the European Union for the first time in 2012! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25209551 ...

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Space Selfies: Will it change our attitude?

"They went to the Moon, but ended up discovering the Earth." That was more than 40 years ago when ...

STORY URL: Hi-Def Space Selfies Coming To Your Web Browser Soon
Coming soon—take the ultimate selfie from space!   Two high-definition cameras are on their way now to the International Space Station. There, they will aim to revolutionize how we view our planet...

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So many issues: isn't it great?

A six-hour bus journey, and your mind does tend to wander. Which is what mine did in early November as ...

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Sweaty armpits on the Northern Line to heat London homes!

Waste heat from the tube is about to be put to good use by warming up London homes. Just think ...

STORY URL: Waste heat from the tube to be piped into London homes | Energy Live News
The sticky heat is one of the most unpleasant parts of a morning commute on the London underground – but that hot air is about to be put to good ...

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Sharing my experience with: Energy efficient lighting

When we built our house 10 years ago, we mainly installed 50w 240V Halogens in the ceiling. Other lamps in ...

STORY URL: Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Interior Lighting
Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Light

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Solar ~ Hut(s)

The story is simple - There are very hot sunny days in many parts of the Earth. The question is simple ...

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What if we never run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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10 % go for nuclear to go green on energy

Nuclear energy was a late but highly controversial topic during last night's "Connecting generations: Meeting the Energy challenge" at ...

STORY URL: Connecting generations: Meeting the energy challenge | Swiss Re - Centre for Global Dialogue
Energy innovation has given us reliable heat, light, transport and...

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Capannori, Italy: a zero waste champion

Ninety-nine percent of the residents of Capannori, Italy sort their waste. Ninety-nine percent. That's almost 100%.:-) Here's the story behind ...

STORY URL: http://www.zerowasteeurope.eu/2013/09/the-story-of-capannori-a-zero-waste-champion/

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Energy future 2050 - send your questions for the webcast now

On the 30 October 2013 we will discuss YOUR energy future at "Connecting generations: Meeting the energy challenge" at the ...

STORY URL: Connecting generations: Meeting the energy challenge | Swiss Re - Centre for Global Dialogue
Energy innovation has given us reliable heat, light, transport and...

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Some sobering thoughts on renewable energy

In an article published just this month on the prestigious ideas website, Project Syndicate, Professor Bjorn Lomborg of the Copenhagen ...

STORY URL: The Decline of Renewable Energy by Bjørn Lomborg
Many today believe that renewable-energy technologies will enable us to end our addiction to fossil fuels soon. The facts say otherwise: unless and until we start investing far more heavily in gre...

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Solar Impulse - un moyen extraordinaire...

Bertrand Piccard, initiateur et président du projet Solar Impulse, a trouvé un moyen extraordinaire pour démontrer ce que le courage ...

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Putting its money where its mouth is

Swiss Re Group Management Board Member, Martyn Parker, says that as "first responders" city mayors and state governors play a ...

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