Irene Morris Cadogan

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Google initiative will lease solar panels to consumers

Google has just announced another major investment in renewable energy -- not to power its own vast data centers this time, but rather to bring cheaper electricity to the homes of ordinary Americans. Alongside solar cell manufacturer SunPower, the internet giant is starting a $250 million fund …

Last week #wind and renewables provided over a fifth (21%) of our Irish electricity #windworks http://t.co/Tt6ysl8XPr

Dunk-E drops in: micro hydro for the people

When it comes to renewable energy, I mostly write about different kinds of solar panels and wind turbines. I write a little about geothermal and …

IKEA Card File Drawers Hack

At the moment, amongst other things, I’m working on a totally new room makeover at my hive.<p>It’s a little space I’ve not shared previously. I can’t …

Tracking Clean Energy Progress 2017

Electric vehicles<p>Overview<p>With over 750 000 plug-in electric cars sold worldwide in 2016, a new historic record has been hit in the electrification of …

Fossil Fuels

Google reportedly testing smart thermostats in 'EnergySense' program

Google called it quits on a smart thermostat two years ago, but it looks like the company couldn't resist circling back to the idea. According to two of <i>The Information's</i> sources and a document reviewed by the outlet, Mountain View has been conducting a trial of Internet-connected thermostats to …

Home Automation and Energy Savings Tips

Automation and Energy Saving<p>Home automation is all about automation and greater control of your Homes<br>applicances and devics: including managing : …

SSE to close two coal-fired power stations

Growing concerns about a future power generating capacity crunch were highlighted on Friday when SSE unveiled plans to close two coal-fired power stations, one of them the huge Ferrybridge complex in West Yorkshire.<p>The move comes just 24 hours after the energy regulator, Ofgem, announced businesses …

Your home is dumb, but making it smart is cheaper than you think

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke<p>Home automation. Smart house. Advanced home control. If …

Strictly Come Dancing: National Grid prepares for biggest surge of the year

As the sparkling smiles of the Strictly Come Dancing winners fade from the screen on Saturday evening, the first people to know just how engrossed the British public were will be a team of engineers in a secret and secure location west of London. "We can tell how much an event is gripping the …

Conservative groups spend up to $1bn a year to fight action on climate change

• Author: 'I call it the climate-change counter movement'<p>• Study focuses on groups opposing US political action<p>Conservative groups may have spent up to $1bn a year on the effort to deny science and oppose action on climate change, according to the first extensive study into the anatomy of the …

These 11 Cities May Completely Run Out Of Water Sooner Than You Think

For decades scientists have been saying that the United States' lakes, rivers and aquifers are going to have a hard time quenching the thirst of a growing population in a warming world.<p>A recent report from NOAA's Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences does not alleviate those …

What these scientists have to say about climate change will terrify you

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Public Transit Is Underfunded Because the Wealthy Don't Rely on It

Another report has come out in support of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), an innovative way to provide public transit at a low cost with dedicated bus …

The four greatest challenges utilities face in 2014

The challenges may vary by region, market and utility model, but four major issues loom large for electric utilities in 2014: a changing resource …

Utilities

Entire economy depends on healthy environment, report shows

In the past fortnight the energy companies’ narrative of high domestic bills being driven by green levies has unravelled. Today the underlying narrative – that it’s the environment or your pocket – also falls apart.<p>A report published by 41 environmental organisations suggests that not investing in …

Karolinska Institute's Green Walled Future Learning Environment is a Home Away From Home for Students

Tengbom Architects renovated an unused building at Sweden's Karolinska Institute into a bright, airy space that provides students with more room to …

Differences in educational achievement owe more to genetics than environment

The degree to which students' exam scores differ owes more to their genes than to their teachers, schools or family environments, according to new …