Here comes the top 5 again, with angry farmers, miracle plastic, Olympic news, genetically modified eucalyptus trees and a mobile solar power station.
Plans for the UK’s first 100% renewable city
Peterborough have declared their intentions to be the first city in the UK to use 100% renewable energy – that is if they can overcome objections from local farmers.
Turning pollution into plastic
It sounds a little too good to be true, but a new technology claims that it convert air and greenhouse gasses into high performance plastics. Not only that, but the eco-friendly plastics can also out-perform traditional oil-based plastics in terms of cost.
The greenest Olympics ever?
Olympic fever may have died down by now, but a few news stories are still emerging — such as the government claiming that the games ended the recession — and this report claiming that it was the most energy efficient games ever.
GM trees as an alternative fuel
An Israeli biotech company wants to grow genetically modified trees to be used for fuel, as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels.
The portable solar power station
Residents of the US east coast were recently reminded how dependent on technology people can be thanks to a certain super-storm causing wide-spread power cuts. Fast Company report on the solar power truck offering relief to victims.