Category | Power & Energy

Visit Settle Hydro Electric Scheme – Weds 11 November

Posted on 29 October 2009

I’m wearing a nice, new hat this morning for my latest Green Girls Global post. This is my Towns-4-Towns Coordinator hat, which is the role I now perform part-time at the national charity, Action for Market Towns (AMT). Go go Settle Hydro My latest venture for AMT working with North Yorkshire County Council is to [...]

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Energy: What is the solution?

Posted on 04 September 2008

The law of conservation of energy states that energy can not be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another. So how can we conserve enough energy for our growing demands without damaging the environment? There are so many arguments amongst environmentalists, Government, scientists and energy companies about what energy [...]

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Carbon Dioxide Made Back into Gas

Posted on 21 February 2008

I found this story online at the New York Times so fascinating that I had to share it. Two scientists are proposing a concept for removing carbon dioxide from the air and turning it back into gasoline.  They call their idea Green Freedom.  The air would be blown over a liquid solution of potassium carbonate, [...]

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this video is a must see – barefoot solar engineers

Posted on 16 February 2008

In these days of ” what do we do about consumption rising in Asia” – this makes so much sense to me ( it actually gives me goosebumps) you can see it on youtube here enjoy and have a wonderful day If you liked that post, then try these…Visit Settle Hydro Electric Scheme – Weds 11 November [...]

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Review & Special Offer! Start up with greentomatokit

Posted on 03 February 2008

I like greentomato’s pragmatic ethos, they believe that everyone can be kinder to the planet but know we aren’t going to start giving up our comforts any time soon. That’s why they’re here to help us figure out all the green conundrums of everyday life. One of the latest innovations from these guys is the [...]

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Lighting – The Government’s Response

Posted on 24 January 2008

It’s been a little while since I complained about lighting outside buildings (and inside for that matter) so I thought it was about time I had another moan. The government has given their response to a petition on floodlighting I signed a while ago. The petition requested a ban on uneccessary floodlighting and asked the [...]

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Which Carbon Offset? – Some answers

Posted on 11 January 2008

Back in December I wrote a post about my experiences in searching for a suitable carbon offset – ‘Which Carbon Offset?‘ In response Matt Feldman, who runs the Carbon Neutral Digest blog, kindly offered to provide us with some clarification on the types of carbon offsetting packages that are available and the benefits and downfalls [...]

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Biodiesel by the Bay

Posted on 04 January 2008

San Francisco is nicknamed “The City by the Bay”, it’s on t-shirts, totes, and postcards.  Now I think we could be known as the biodiesel city by the bay, if the city would just make people aware that we have the largest green fleet in the nation that runs on biodiesel.  Everything from our ambulances [...]

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Hybrid School Bus

Posted on 16 December 2007

This Hybrid School Bus story isn’t a new one but I just found out about it and thought I would share anyway. Over in the US they have taken a huge step forward with school transport. The programme, led by the non-profit organisation Advanced Energy, is planned to revolutionise the school bus market. Starting with [...]

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The Volt

Posted on 05 December 2007

My dictionary defines the word volt as a unit of electromotive force.  I think that about sums up the new electric car called the Volt that is currently in development now. It is not lost on me that the car maker that is accused of killing the electric car is at the forefront of bringing [...]

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