Category Archives: Sustainable Development

Renewable Microgrids Benefit Communities

Island Renewable Hope The Rocky Mountain Institute has produced a paper on renewable energy microgrids to highlight how island economies can benefit from renewable energy systems. A microgrid can be defined as small electricity grid system which supplies an island … Continue reading

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T’au Island Has A Renewable Future

T’au Island Proves Micro Grid Futures The island of T’au, which is situated in the South Pacific, is leading the way demonstrating to others that provision of almost 100% renewable energy power is possible. T’au island is in American Samoa … Continue reading

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Electric Innovations: High Speed Cars & World’s First Tidal Array

World Acceleration Record: By Electric Car The Grimsel electric racing car has beaten the world acceleration record for a car travelling from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour. It broke the record with a time of only 1.513 seconds to … Continue reading

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Energy Storage Technology And COP21 Outcome

Energy technology fixes: how to store power? With more and more renewable energy solutions coming on stream, there is an associated challenge of storing the intermittent power that is being generated. Solar and wind power have the most obvious limitations: … Continue reading

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Climate Change & Traction Power Shifts

Climate Change Anyone? I was in a pub earlier this week and a local beer stood out: Climate Change. The beer is brewed by a local brewery (Teignworthy) who believe in “traditional values, by sourcing local ingredients from local businesses, … Continue reading

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Divesting And Re-economising

There are two growing movements that aim to transform economies in one way or another: one is the divestment movement and the other is the REconomy movement that has formed from the transition movement. The two approaches are similar but … Continue reading

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Tidal Power Plus Fast Charging Revolution

Tidal Power Comes To Wales A full-scale tidal power generator aimed at showing the potential for renewable energy has been unveiled in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. An underwater tidal power turbine in Ramsey Sound, Pembrokeshire has been developed to run for … Continue reading

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