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New discovery to make cheaper solar energy storage

new solar discovery

Scientists in Switzerland announced a clean-energy breakthrough on Wednesday; a cheaper solar technology that splits water molecules to create clean-burning hydrogen fuel. According to The Japan Times, the solar panel design will make it cheaper to produce hydrogen, but a simple version won’t be available for average citizens for at least 10 years, scientists said. […]

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July 2nd, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Germany’s Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor will be shut down permanently on June 27th

Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor

One less nuclear reactor threat to the people of Europe with the early closure of the Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor. According to Greenpeace International, Germany’s 33 year-old Grafenrheinfeld nuclear reactor will be shut down permanently on June 27th as the country’s phase out of nuclear power continues. It’s the first reactor to close since Germany passed […]

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June 26th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Solar panels stolen from Gloucestershire energy farm may be sold on

solar farm

Police have urged people in Gloucestershire to be aware of stolen solar panels being sold door-to-door. Panels worth several thousand pounds were taken from a Gloucestershire farm earlier this week. According to SouthWest Business, the theft happened in Bristol Road, Cambridge, between 9pm on Monday and 9am on Tuesday. The thieves gained entry to the […]

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March 12th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Dutch company uses plants to power streetlights and mobile devices

Plant-e

A Dutch company found a way to harvest electricity coming from the most unlikely of sources: plants. According to Yes Magazine and followed-up by Inquisitr, the Dutch company known as Plant-e initially introduced their new energy project, known as “Starry Sky,” at a demonstration in Hembrug, Netherlands. In it, they were able to power 300 […]

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February 16th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Power to the people: ‘Fracking village’ goes solar

balcombe solar plant

A British village made famous after strong anti-fracking protests has installed the first community-owned solar panel project. According to Engineering and Technology Magazine, local residents from Balcome, West Sussex set up a local energy co-operative REPOWERBalcombe after controversy over fracking by oil and gas company Cuadrilla in the summer of 2013. The co-op has installed […]

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January 29th, 2015 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

This solar-powered chip reminds us to close the windows

solar chip

A new kind of radio chip is intended to warn when windows are left open. This way, you can avoid having the heat go out the window on cold days. The sensor also detects break-in attempts early on. The key: This maintenance-free chip powers up with energy supplied by solar power. Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for […]

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January 16th, 2015 | Posted in Europe,WORLD | Read More »

London phones are going green and they will help you charge your phone with solar power

London solar boxes

Everyone is familiar with the red phone boxes around London, as they are one of the main characteristics of the British capital city. Lately, they haven’t been used so often, but that is going to change as they will be converted into solar power stations and will be painted green. The very first of the […]

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October 3rd, 2014 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Half the energy in Scotland is renewable

Scotland's green energy

About half of Scotland’s power sources are now green. That comes from the bad weather. Still, some of the renewable heat technologies are unreachable, as the industry group Scottish Renewables reports. The latest statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) says that renewables reached a milestone. That means the use of electricity […]

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September 26th, 2014 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

Sweden recycles almost 100% of its garbage

Sweden recycles everithing

Sweden is witness to a “recycling revolution”, a country that could easily reach zero waste. There’s a “recycling revolution” happening in Sweden – one that has pushed the country closer to zero waste than ever before. In fact, less than one per cent of Sweden’s household garbage ends up in landfills today. The northern country […]

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September 16th, 2014 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

10 Green European Cities to inspire from

Green European Cities

Some European cities wanted to stand up and make efforts that count for green energy world. This includes lowering their carbon footprint, grow the green power supply or increase efficiency of the power distribution and handling systems. So, more than 160 green technology good practices from different European areas are to be found on www.greenitnet.com. […]

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August 12th, 2014 | Posted in _featured slider,Europe,WORLD | Read More »

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