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Wind farms paid £100m to switch power off

Wind farms were paid more than £100 million last year to switch off their turbines and NOT produce electricity, the Telegraph can disclose.<p>The payments - equivalent to £2 million a week - were made to the big energy firms that own the giant wind farms.<p>Incredibly, the wind farms receive on average …

Dark Energy Theories Demolished: Neutron Star Collision Wipes Out Scientists' Understanding of Mysterious Force

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>There was much excitement when scientists witnessed the violent …

A new sensor gives driverless cars a human-like view of the world

Eyes on the Road<p>We’re closer to making self-driving cars a reality than ever before, but at the moment the best options available to the public are …

Prepare yourself for the "tsunami of data" expected to hit by 2025

Data Tsunami<p>Our internet-connected devices could be impeding climate change efforts, according to an update to a 2016 peer-reviewed study on power …

Each U.S. Family Trashes 400 iPhones’ Worth of E-Waste a Year

A new report warns of billions of dollars lost around the world as countries fail to recycle a glowing glut of electronics waste.<p>Imagine a 176-pound (80 kilogram) pile of discarded products with a battery or plug in your living room. That’s how much e-waste the average American household of four …

‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington's disease, experts say

The discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal disease known as Huntington's is being hailed as “historic” by Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and “phenomenal” and “fantastically promising” by Huntington's researchers, including the woman who …

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Arctic freeze to hit millions of households this week - how to turn up the heat without the eye watering bill

As temperatures drop this week, 23million households will be forced to ration their energy to keep on top of winter bills.<p>Research from Gocompare …

Solar manufacturers – along with Apple, Samsung, and Nintendo – are under siege from component shortages

The solar power manufacturing industry is having to deal with two component shortages that are affecting margins today and possibly influencing volume availability.<p>Solar panel manufacturers are seeing a shortage of polysilicon that has driven solar cell pricing up, even while panel pricing is …

New Study Shows What Would Happen If the US Went Vegan

If you were to ask all of your friends what an ideal society looks like, I’m sure you’d receive vastly different answers. Maybe someone will suggest …

The Power Plant Of The Future Is Here. It's In Your Home

<i>By Tony Pan, Chief Executive Officer, Modern Electron</i><p>The price of solar power has fallen dramatically in the past four decades. This wonderful development has empowered individuals to install solar panels in their homes and produce their own energy. Individuals with home solar have become more …

15,000 Scientists Who Issued a Bleak 'Second Notice' to Humanity Say These 9 Steps May Save Us

First, the good news. Since 1,700 top scientists issued a dramatic warning 25 years ago about humanity pushing the Earth beyond its capacity to …

BMW Dumps Coal in Pledge for 100% Renewable Power

BMW AG’s plan to switch exclusively to green electricity finds it tapping some unusual power sources, including a South African biomass plant that …

Pittsburgh's Microgrids Technology Could Lead The Way For Green Energy

When President Donald Trump announced the U.S. would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, he said he represented "Pittsburgh, not Paris."<p>Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto disagreed. He traveled to Germany this week as part of an unofficial delegation of more than 100 Americans, American officials and …

Renewable Energy

What The UK Government Can Learn From Scotland's Renewable Success

Scotland's rightly proud of its amazing autumnal colours, with our trees putting on an annual display of brilliant reds and oranges.<p>However this …

Astronomers just spotted a planet so huge they aren’t even sure it’s really a planet

Even if you have only cursory knowledge of the planets in our Solar System, you know that Earth is on the smaller end of the spectrum in terms of …

It's official: Your old password is totally worthless

Old habits die hard, and old passwords die harder.<p>But if you ever needed extra motivation to forget that ancient password you've been reusing for …

Die Hard

Trump climate policy risks more jobs than it saves

Although President Donald Trump has presented his energy policy decisions as being focused on creating jobs, the solar and wind industries that could …

39 science fiction, fantasy, and horror books to read this June

Military science fiction, gods, and space operas<p>I have a confession to make: I like books. This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s followed this monthly list, but I don’t mean just reading them. I’m fascinated by the <i>form</i> of a book, the book as a technology, and an object that’s changed how we …

Something mysterious is killing 11,000 nearby galaxies

New research published January 17, 2017 by a global team of researchers focused on 11,000 relatively nearby galaxies and asked why their gas — their lifeblood for the formation of new stars — is being violently stripped away on a widespread scale. The answer, according to these scientists, relates …

Six innovative rooftop solar technologies

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>It's never been easier to give your house a solar roof. Falling manufacturing costs and increasing demand have led to a number of fascinating new solar products in recent years, including roof shingles with integrated solar cells, modular solar arrays and even efficient thermal tiles …

Clean Energy

We are currently performing a series of upgrades on Core Spirit and will be back soon.<p>Since the launch, Core Spirit has been growing, improving and …

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MIT's breakthrough self-shading windows change from clear to dark in an instant

Three MIT chemists just gave us a glimpse into the future of smart windows. Their groundbreaking “self-shading” window can quickly change from clear …

This Very, Very Detailed Chart Shows How All The Energy In The U.S. Is Used

Take a master’s level course in improving your energy literacy, down to the half a percent of our energy that we use to fly military jets.<p>Saul Griffith likes numbers. The serial entrepreneur and MacArthur genius once calculated the carbon footprint of every single action in his life–from buying …

Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in …

MIT Invented A Single Sensor To Monitor The Power Used By Every Gadget In Your Home

Forget annoying smart appliances and an app for every gadget. Monitor all your home energy use in unprecedented detail.<p>Perhaps you want to monitor the gadgets and appliances in your home, but you don’t want to buy a ton of extra gadgets to do it. That’s a shame, because knowing how much electricity …

The 18 apps you should use every day to be more productive

That's why we've assembled a list of apps that will make you more productive, and take away some of the stress from your life.<p>From fan favorites to cutting-edge newcomers, these apps help you sketch out an idea, take detailed notes, or stay in touch with your team.<p>Whatever your day consists of, …

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