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Charged up about EVs in the UK

There are many new and exciting developments in the world of electric vehicles (EVs). Perhaps it’s due to the nature of being an emerging technology looking to cement breakthroughs into the mainstream. Firstly, the UK’s Highways Agency is reported to be soon start trial charging for electric cars...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 28/04/2014 - 08:45

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Art meets infrastructure: lighting the way ahead

Recently a 500 metre stretch of road in Holland received the kind of attention unheard of for highways. But this is not an ordinary bit of road, but a glow in the dark road. There’s something about glow in the dark that really encapsulates a sci-fi, futuristic vision. But the developers of this...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/04/2014 - 08:45

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Getting electric car take-up to the next level

Irish eyes seem to be looking on admiringly at electric cars. An astonishing 20,000 applications were received to test-drive 24 EVs as part of a trial by the country’s Energy Supply Board (ESB). If this doesn’t necessarily indicate impeccable green credentials across the board, it certainly does...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 24/03/2014 - 08:45

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Future city living in the spotlight

Cash from fossil fuels, conversely, is once again proving a driver for ambitious green projects in the Middle East. A new residential city housing 160,000 in Dubai promises to be totally self-sufficient in energy, transport and resources – something its wealthy backers claim is a world first. It’s...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/03/2014 - 08:45

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The path towards a low carbon transport future

January 2014 saw a spike in sales of small, fuel-efficient vehicles. Incredibly, pure-electric vehicle registrations increased more than 750 per cent compared to January 2013. Fuel efficient conventional models like the Fiesta, Focus and Corsa dominated in the popularity stakes. This not only...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/02/2014 - 08:45

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Greener transport for London moves closer

Two wheels is always better than four when you’re talking about sustainable transport, but there are still barriers to be overcome for cycling to become the rule rather than the exception – not least in congested cities like London. The dangers posed to cyclists by high volumes of vehicles on roads...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 03/02/2014 - 08:45

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Getting soot off the black-list

Attempts to reduce human impact on climate are not just about carbon dioxide. There are problems that, unlike CO 2 , you can see. Soot containing black carbon from burning fossil and biofuels is just one of those - experts reckoning it to now be the second-leading cause of global warming; jumping...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 27/01/2014 - 08:45

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The struggle for supremacy in sustainable building

Sustainable building is not just about flats and housing – some of the most striking examples of all can be found among commercial new builds. But what is the most sustainable building of all? Well, it appears it depends who you ask. The Change Initiative (TCI) in Dubai certainly makes a strong...

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Celebrities for green transformation

Lots of celebrities claim ‘green credentials’ – but it seems like a few are going beyond lip-service in a bid for tangible change. Take Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.am – who is the current director of innovation at Intel as well as maintaining a pop career. He’s on a mission to turn marketing...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 10/01/2014 - 08:45

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Materials for a low-carbon future

“It’s all glass and metal”: a common criticism of modern architecture. But in whatever form they appear in aesthetically, material choices are going to play a big role in determining just how low-carbon the coming years will be – and those two will certainly have a part to play. First up, aluminium...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 06/01/2014 - 08:45

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