Archive for the ‘Green News’ Category
It is said that for a household to be classed as in fuel poverty, it needs to spend at least 10% of its income on fuel to sufficiently heat the home. According to Consumer Focus, nearly 5.7 million households are in fuel poverty which roughly converts to one in four homes in Britain. To make [...]
Have you ever wondered what happens when a river hits the sea? Apparently, energy can be produced from this! The fresh water of the river smashes the salty water of the sea, resulting in a certain amount of energy. In the relentless search for alternative sources of energy, the man’s mind has thought about capturing [...]
Steel requires a very close control if the material is used in infrastructure(bridge wires, high building pillars) because of corrosion risks. Anti-corrosion treatment is mainly done with a huge quantity of hazardous chemicals. But recently scientists have found a way to replace these toxic chemicals, with an infrared light treatment that bonds new nanomaterials to [...]
Two companies called Statkraft and Wetsus are trying to develop an alternative that provides low-cost renewable energy by harnessing energy from the sea water and clash of river.
Researchers at Western Washington University are trying to find low-tech ways to measure levels of air pollution and air quality. They have come up with a new study which shows that leaves along bus routes were up to ten times more magnetic than leaves on quieter streets. The magnetism comes from tiny particles of pollution, [...]
Eternaleds, Inc., which specialized in LED technology has developed a new set of LED light bulbs, the first of their kind to use a cooling technology which makes them 40 percent cheaper and that can be paid back in less than 2 years.
The industrial designers Boyeon Kim, Jihoon Kim, Da-Woon Chun and Myung-Suk Kim have come up with a concept energy absorbing system which converts all that noise into clean energy. The new machine called Sonea, measures 450mm X 450mm X 80mm, weighing in at a whole 7kg.
According to a study made by EPA there are over 1,000 United States locations, including both abandoned and operational sites, that are contaminated with radioactive waste. Cleaning radioactive metal contamination is challenging and sometimes impossible.
The company New Energy Technologies has developed a prototype device which will make use of speed bumps to generate electric energy. It is now tested at a Burger King in Hillside, New Jersey.
London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans to create UK’s first “Hydrogen Highway”, by building a network of hydrogen filling stations throughout the capital. As part of the scheme, a pilot fleet of around 150 hydrogen cars, five buses and 20 black taxis will be assembled in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.