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Accidental discovery dramatically improves electrical conductivity Credit:Didier Descouens
iTechpost |
Friday, 22nd November 2013

Quite by accident, Washington State University researchers have achieved a 400-fold increase in the electrical conductivity of a crystal simply by exposing it to light. The effect, which lasted for days after the light was turned off, could dramatically improve...

Solar panels on houses in Germany via Greetechmedia
Permaculture Magazine |
Friday, 15th November 2013

In the last month, solar and wind energy has been reaching record breaking figures in some countries in Europe.

On November 4th this year, Denmark's wind turbines covered 122% of the countries demand for electricity. 

"This is the...

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Cambridge University |
Wednesday, 13th November 2013

It is clear that silvopastoral systems increase biodiversity, improve animal welfare and provide good working conditions while enabling a profitable farming business.

Professor Donald Broom

Global Documentary |
Thursday, 7th November 2013

Connected is a new film from Global Documentary, exploring the action we can all take for us all to live in a happier and better world.  

Ben Willis - Solar Power Portal |
Wednesday, 30th October 2013

Solar in the UK could deliver the same amount of electricity production as the proposed Hinkley Point C nuclear power station within two years, according to the country's largest PV generator.

Permaculture magazine |
Saturday, 26th October 2013

Would you like a fantastic, money saving reason to buy the new issue of ...

Image courtesy of http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/business/energy_and_environment/article1006638.ece
Donnachadh McCarthy |
Tuesday, 22nd October 2013

Former Deputy Chair of the Liberal Democrats, Donnachadh McCarthy, has written directly to Lib Dem DECC Secretary of State Ed Davey

Dear Ed ,

I hope this finds you well?

Re: Nuclear assault on Poor, Workers and UK Economy

Rozie Apps |
Wednesday, 16th October 2013

Self-sufficiency and sustainability appear on TV tonight, with the build of a timber roundhouse on BBC2's The House that £100k Built series.