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London Mayor, Sadiq Khan declares 'climate emergency'

London - London’s mayor, Sadiq Khan, has declared a climate emergency and urged the UK government to do more to avert an ecological breakdown that he says poses an existential threat to future generations.

Super-insulating gel could boost skyscraper energy efficiency

Scientists have developed a new type of gel that could increase energy efficiency in skyscrapers, through special insulating properties. The gel could also help scientists to build habitats on Mars for future manned missions.

Energy providers facing new challenges from the smart home

A new state-of-the-industry report signals how the smart home concept is altering the expectations of energy providers, triggering new innovations in the market.

Businesses could cut power bills by using storage batteries

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) has just released the first comprehensive study on the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the U.S.

Improved electricity storage leads to innovation

A study from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee demonstrates how improved electrical storage technology spurs innovation and boosts the efficiency across the entire electricity sector.

A look at self-driving technology and its benefits and impacts

Driverless vehicle technology has been hailed as the answer to a number of transportation problems. We have been told this new technology will not only be environmentally friendly, but will help in saving energy.

The future of air conditioning is cool

With global economic development only going to increase across the next few years a conscious effort is being made to develop radically more energy efficient air conditioning systems.

French car that could circumnavigate Equator on 12 litres of fuel

Rotterdam - Earlier this week, 198 teams of students from 27 countries took part in the Shell European Eco-marathon, a competition designed to make gas-guzzlers as outdated as steam tractors.

Op-Ed: Energy Out West 2012 — Energy efficiency conference extravaganza Special

Boise - Energy Out West is the biennial energy efficiency conference held to promote energy efficiency. If it has something to do with making green homes a reality, or just less expensive to heat & cool, it was at this conference.

Gates tells WIRED crowd ‘cute’ is not the answer to energy crisis

New York - In a keynote speech at the WIRED Business Conference, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said more money needs to be spent on research and development in the field of energy innovation rather than old technologies, making it affordable for developing nations.

Mobile phones with solar power Special

Energy saving, protection of the environment, fighting against negative effects of climate changes are issues that have been in the centre of public attention, however not to an extent that would result in raising people’s awareness.

Stimulus Money Helps New Hampshire Weatherize Low-Income Homes

Federal stimulus money be used to will help weatherize low-income homes, as well curb global warming pollution in New Hampshire

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This five-cell metamaterial array developed at Duke University produces power comparable to a conven...
This five-cell metamaterial array developed at Duke University produces power comparable to a conventional USB charger and has the potential to be developed for use in materials that continually charge small electronic devices.
Duke University, Durham, N.C.

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