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16-year-old discovers catalyst to turn Egypt’s plastic waste into biofuel

Egyptian teen calculates that her method could generate $78 million in biofuels for country annually. Photo: Euro   Azza Abdel Hamid Faiad is not your average 16-year-old. While most teens were delivering pizza or working on their tans this summer, … Continue reading

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Energy bills to be made ‘more fair’ says Cameron

Prime Minister backs plans for simpler energy bills, with four core tariffs, to come into effect towards the end of 2013 Gas and electricity customers ‘will get the best possible energy tariff,’ said David Cameron. The prime minister is supporting … Continue reading

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Gravity powered lights, cheaper than solar – Boing Boing

Simple things that we take for granted, like flipping a switch and having light suddenly appear, aren’t so simple in developing countries. This fantastic gravity powered light may change that, if their Indiegogo project is successful. The designer… Continue reading

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Growing food in the desert: is this the solution to the world’s food crisis?

Philipp Saumweber is creating a miracle in the barren Australian outback, growing tonnes of fresh food. So why has he fallen out with the pioneering environmentalist who invented the revolutionary system? Desert blooms: Philipp Saumweber, the foun… Continue reading

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The man who would stop hurricanes with car tyres

Stephen Salter with his “rainmaker” which is designed to produce rain clouds from sea water. Photograph: Murdo Macleod Devastating tropical storms of the kind that battered the US last week could be weakened and rendered less deadly using a simple… Continue reading

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UK tidal power potential estimated at 153GW

Crown Estate unveils findings of a new study designed to help predict the future growth of the marine energy industry The UK has the potential to install tens of gigawatts (GW) of tidal and wave power capacity, according to a new report from the C… Continue reading

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It’s a myth that wind turbines don’t reduce carbon emissions

Conclusive figures show that the sceptics who lobby against wind power simply have their facts wrong The assertion that wind turbines don’t reduce carbon emissions is a myth, according to conclusive statistical data obtained from National Grid and… Continue reading

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