Monthly Archive: August 2015

In a stunning move by Paris Sans Voiture, the aptly named group will ban cars in the city for a day. Could this extend to other cities permanently?

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Highways England are planning feasibility study into charging electric cars on the move using “dynamic wireless transfer technology”. This is cool stuff, and reminds me of an age when the UK wanted to be at the forefront of green technology. Of course that age never really died, and non-government science is still making great strides. This new […]

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Accurate critical writing about scientific subjects, like rocket science, brain surgery and climate change, can be difficult. The subjects are not simple and don’t lend themselves to the sorts of generalisations that sell newspapers and generate clicks online. There are countless examples of eureka moments when an anti climate change journalist thinks it’s found a crack in […]

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The Labour party has come in for a lot of stick in recent weeks because of the way its leadership election is unravelling in the media. Reading headlines such as Labour leadership: infiltration shambles puts vote at risk, says Lord McConnell, Labour leadership may end in court battle and Who are the real entryists?, you may be forgiven in […]

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I came across this picture while researching another article. It really puts into perspective how powerful solar will be in the future if we can just solve a couple of problems (world peace and the long-distance distribution of electrical energy). Source: Fullneed from Diploma Thesis of Nadine May: www.dlr.de/…/Ecobalance_of_a_Solar_Electricity_Transmission.pdf, page 26 (CC-BY-SA-2.5)

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Clean Energy Investment Bill Gates has invested another $1bn in clean energy. His blog explains why he did this, and why it’s imperative that mankind makes the investments now to power the breakthroughs that will make the difference in the next half century. This is commendable. A powerful, public figure – recognised by nerds and non-nerds alike […]

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