The Eco Experts Blog

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Thursday, March 14, 2013 - 12:39
SCIENTISTS at Osaka University in Japan have developed new highly efficient solar panel “paper” technology made from wood pulp. The ground breaking material is lighter, more flexible and eco-friendly than traditional clunky solar energy collectors and can generate and store...
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 09:27
GLOBAL demand for Solar PV is set to rise from 29GW to 31GW this year, a growth of 7%. For the first time China will outpace Germany to become the leading PV consumer, with China, Japan, and India accounting for 36% of global demand. The top 10 PV territories will still account...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 11:23
AN INDIAN charity orphanage has been saved after a swap to solar energy meant it avoided rising power bills, unpredictable power supply and global warming. The Prema Samajam Trust in Vizianagaram, an area on the east coast of India, is a charitable organization which takes care...
Friday, March 8, 2013 - 10:58
JAPAN has seen a huge soar in the sale of solar PV panels. Sales of the renewable energy devises rose by 146.9% in the last quarter of 2012, compared to the same period in 2011 according to the Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association. Ever since the Fukushima disaster in 2011...
Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:45
THE GOVERNMENT could be forced to take dramatic action to cut UK air pollution, after a landmark hearing at the Supreme Court this week. The case has been brought against the government by ClientEarth, a group of activist lawyers committed to securing a healthy planet. They say...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 17:32
JOANNA Lumley has declared her love of renewable energy, insisting it should be mandatory for all homes to have solar panels. The Avengers star and national treasure was speaking at EcoBuild, a sustainable building conference, in London today (March 6). She said: “I absolutely...
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 - 08:59
ENERGY giant npower announced they reaped in more than £400 million in profits (a 34% increase) last year, despite hitting customers with crippling bill increases. They follow British Gas, who announced the cold winter lead to extra consumer gas consumption and a whopping extra...
Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 10:46
TWO inventors hope their brand new solar plane will be the first to circumnavigate the globe. Adventurer Bertrand Piccard and former fighter pilot André Borschberg devised project Solar Impulse in the hope of creating a sustainable mode of flight, powered only by the sun. A...
Monday, March 4, 2013 - 15:01
THE UK’s first solar house will be built in Leicestershire by the summer. The property in Great Glen, in the south of the Midlands county, will gain all of its heating, hot water and electricity from solar panels and it is designed to be completely carbon neutral. Experts from...
Friday, March 1, 2013 - 12:10
HERE at the Eco Experts we often give advice on how to live sustainably, but we thought we’d let you extend your goodwill to the afterlife. The first fairly traded coffins, handmade from bamboo and willow by workers in Bangladesh are now available from the Co-op’s funeral...