The Eco Experts Blog

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 10:31
We've already had a look at the winners of Facebook competition, along with some of the wackier and longer entries. Today we look at the other wonderful entries we received. Below are 26 great ideas for how the UK could go carbon free. 1. Wind turbine on every power pylon By:...
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 15:16
AN ANCIENT city is being powered in a very modern way. Petra, the UNESCO World Heritage Site city in Jordan, now receives all its energy from a $5million solar project which was officially opened on Friday (September 10). The project makes enough electricity (250 kilowatts) to...
Carbon Free UK
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 15:01
Our Facebook competition rules stated that entries should be no more than 50 words long. We just wanted short and sweet ides. However, we said longer entries would be considered if there was good reason to go longer. Some people took that a little too literally... At just over...
Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:02
IF ONE team of American inventors gets its way, you may never see a solar panel again. New Energy Technologies’ plans to completely wipe out the old-school panel are well underway and the team have come up with a novel replacement; the Solar Window. Sounding ridiculously...
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 15:27
Yesterday we had a look at the winners from our ‘How The Uk Can Go Carbon Free' Facebook contest. Today let's have a look at some of the fun, wacky and crazy entries we received. From poor spelling and grammar to out there ideas, we hope you'll find these as entraining as we did...
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 13:12
Researchers studying solar science are peering inside their sandwiches for answers on how to improve photovoltaic technology. Plants process sunlight far more effectively than we do; lessons from nature could be a big step in designing the next generation of solar panels. David...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 13:18
The Green Party has a new leader after MP Caroline Lucas announced she will not be running for re-election. Natalie Bennett will be the new party leader, with Will Duckworth her deputy. Bennett, 46, came to green politics after a career in journalism, working in her native...
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 08:32
SOLAR energy just got a whole lot cooler. Springtime, a Dutch design team, have wheeled out an ice cream cart which keeps treats frozen using the sun’s rays. The innovative design has a photovoltaic (solar) panel in the roof which makes enough energy to charge the vehicle’s...
Monday, September 3, 2012 - 11:27
IN THE midst of East London, a group of youngsters delve their hands into pulp as part of a paper making activity. However, this is no ordinary arts class; here the children are recycling old materials to make their own toys in a drive by London Wildlife Trust to encourage...
Monday, September 3, 2012 - 08:44
A SUPERMARKET has installed enough solar panels to make 332 million cups of tea without using an ounce of fossil fuel. Sainsbury’s now has more solar panels in the UK and Europe than any other store, enough to cover 24 football pitches. Justin King, chief executive of Sainsbury...