In our final news round-up of the year, we have hi-tech bikes from Bangkok, Japan’s plans to put solar panels on the moon, renewable energy news from Chile & Italy, and eco-friendly Christmas trees!
Our regular round-up of energy news from around the world.
Browsing the internet is eco-friendly, isn’t it? After all it doesn’t use paper, ink or transport like magazines and books do. Unfortunately, the answer to that question is no — keeping the internet running uses up a staggering amount of energy. That’s why companies such as Google are investing huge amounts of resources into making the internet greener.
Bad news if you live in the city of London — new research suggests that you have the highest carbon footprint per person in the entire UK! The article below, courtesy of the Carbon Brief, tries to figure out why.
This infographic below comes courtesy of the team behind the Juice Electrical Supplies blog. There are all sorts of easy, inexpensive ways you can reduce your energy consumption in the home — from small quick-fixes like getting your loft insulated, all the way up to big investments like getting double glazing. Read on to see the infographic.
Our roundup of energy stories from around the world features solar-powered flowers, coffee-powered cars, futuristic cities, electric buses and energy news from Google.
What if all of our roads were covered in solar panels? That was the question asked by Scott and Julie Brushaw, and electrical engineer and a counselor from the US state of Idaho. They decided to find out by making a prototype, and next thing they knew they were being given funding by the Federal Highway Administration and had people like Google and NASA paying attention to them. Watch the videos below to find out more.
In this week’s Top 5 we have extreme weather, water saving brands, electric BMWs, supermarket solar panels and a poo-powered prison. Enjoy!