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Fukushima wind farm now fully operational

It is something to smile about in Fukushima, more than two and a half years after the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl. Authorities have inaugurated the initial phase of construction of a major...

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A European shale gas revolution?

What can Europe learn from the so-called US shale gas revolution? That was the topic of debate at a Comment Visions forum in Brussels, which was organised by Royal Dutch Shell and Euronews...

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Turning waste into gas

Turning waste into energy is nothing new. The problem is the process leaves behind a heavy carbon footprint. But a UK company claims to have developed a new technique that turns household rubbish...

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Green walls to fight pollution

They are not only nice to look at, but plants could also help clean up the polluted air in our cities. In Lyon, one of France’s largest and most polluted cities, tests have...

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100% electric Model S gets rave reviews

Tesla’s Model S is 100% electric. A real rocket ship, with 416 horsepower, it was born in the mountains near the Silicon Valley. Already a celebrity in California, it is being described as...

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Clip-on wind turbine aims to supplement solar panels

Crowdfunding has come to the small wind generation field with an Indiegogo campaign intended for an interesting target niche: a small wind generator designed to be clipped onto solar panels. According to its...

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EU strikes solar deal with China on tariffs

The EU has struck a deal with China that will set a minimum price for Chinese solar panels sold in Europe. Officials say it will be 56 euro cents per watt of solar...

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Ionic Liquid breakthrough in thermal electrical energy

Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity. A small team of Monash University researchers working under the Australian Research Council (ARC)...

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Innovative and eco-friendly: the office of the future

Called NuOffice and built in Germany, it is considered to be one of the most sustainable office buildings in the world. It uses energy-efficient heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting and aims to minimise...

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Students in the Netherlands unveil a solar-powered family car

A group of 22 students in the Netherlands unveiled their big project: an energy-positive family car that comfortably seats four passengers. Will we ever be able to live in a world powered by...