Some exciting greener energy news from around the world   Here’s a few snippets of exciting greener energy news.

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Morocco’s solar array is about to go online. This is the first phase in what could become a truly fantastic project – by 2030 it is expected to power 1m people, and all this building on land that is otherwise mostly unusable (the Sahara). As a previous article discussed, it really wouldn’t take much of […]

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The BBC show Sunday Politics has launched a manifesto tracker, looking at the 161 Tory manifesto commitments, and assigned a RAG status next to each of them. It’s broken out by manifesto area (Taxation, the Economy, Law and Order etc), and not consolidated in a summary table, and we have to remember this is barely the […]

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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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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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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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Calculations on the house In his writeup in the Guardian’s Comment is Free, Billy Bragg does a spot of mathematics to calculate just how many new peers would be necessary for David Cameron to get the Lords to “represent the voter’s wishes”. The Billy Bragg-onomics proves that we’d need a house of 1,509 lords to […]

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New Tory Lords Hot on the heels of the Lord Sewel scandal, David Cameron has vowed to create ever more Tory peers to fill the House of Lords. Despite indications that he would curb his use of his powers to elevate supporters to the lords, he seems set on tipping the balance in the upper […]

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Weaponised robots with AI capabilities should be banned The Future Of Life Institute is hosting an open letter, unveiled at the International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. It is signed by pretty much all leading scientists – including such luminaries as Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and The Woz. It urges parties to think carefully about the usage of lethal AI, asking governments to ban weaponised robots with […]

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We came across a museum exhibit about the ancient Greeks. It’s an old quotation, being given at the end of the first Peloponnesian war in 404 BC but stirring enough still to repeat an excerpt here.

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