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  • Saving energy in social housing

    Saving energy in social housing

    Landlords should be helping their social-housing tenants improve the energy efficiency of their homes, according to research published in the International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development. Given that warmth is commonly the ...

  • Wind Turbine Payback

    Wind Turbine Payback

    US researchers have carried out an environmental lifecycle assessment of 2-megawatt wind turbines mooted for a large wind farm in the US Pacific Northwest. Writing in the International Journal of Sustainable Manufacturing, they conclude that in ...

  • Flat-pack lens boosts solar power

    Flat-pack lens boosts solar power

    Micro-machining could be used to create almost flat, Fresnel lenses, that boost the electrical efficiency of solar panels, according to researchers in China. Fresnel lenses were invented by French engineer and scientist Augustin-Jean Fresnel, in ...

  • High-power, self-cleaning solar panels

    High-power, self-cleaning solar panels

    There are two obvious problems with photovoltaic cells, solar panels. First, they are very shiny and so a lot of the incident sunlight is simply reflected back into the sky rather than being converted into electricity. Secondly, they get dirty with ...

  • Hydro beats nuclear and coal, beats oil and gas

    Hydro beats nuclear and coal, beats oil and gas

    Researchers in Italy and the UK have reviewed the economic, social and environmental impact of hydro, coal, oil, gas and nuclear power. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but of these conventional electricity generation technologies, ...

  • Biofuels from tree seeds

    Biofuels from tree seeds

    Tree seeds, rather than biomass or fuel crop plants, could represent an abundant source of renewable energy, according to research published in the International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management. The study suggests that seeds from the ...

  • Biofuels benefit billionaires

    Biofuels benefit billionaires

    Biofuels will serve the interests of large industrial groups rather than helping to cut carbon emissions and ward off climate change, according to research to be published in the International Journal of Environment and Health this month. Simone ...

  • Dying for solar power

    Dying for solar power

    Researchers at the University of Turku believe that flexible, lightweight and inexpensive dyes could be used to harvest the power of the sun rather than our relying on costly and fragile semiconductor solar panel that use crystalline silicon. ...

  • Playing at home energy savings

    Playing at home energy savings

    Inderscience Research Spot Article An approach to cutting domestic energy consumption based on playing a game – Energy Battle – can lead to household savings of up to 45% on electricity consumption and lead to better energy-saving ...

  • Biogas as an alternative to petrochemicals

    Biogas as an alternative to petrochemicals

    Combustible gases generated by organic matter in landfill sites or from biomass are commonly burned to generate electricity. However, a Finnish team, writing in a forthcoming issue of the International Journal of Sustainable Economy, ...

  • Improving international wind power law

    Improving international wind power law

    International regulations and laws laid down in 1982 by the United Nations are failing to address the modern issues surrounding the development of offshore wind farms, according to a legal expert at the Russian Academy of Science in Moscow. ...

  • Cheap beads offer alternative solar-heating storage

    Cheap beads offer alternative solar-heating storage

    A cheap material that can store heat energy collected from the sun during the day that can be released slowly over night has been developed by researchers in the India. The material based on paraffin wax and stearic acid is described in a ...

  • The British appetite for renewable energy

    The British appetite for renewable energy

    The UK is lagging behind the rest of Europe in adopting renewable energy sources for electricity production. However, a few key players in the most active areas of wind, solar and geothermal could by entering international markets sooner ...

  • Rebalancing the nuclear debate through education

    Rebalancing the nuclear debate through education

    Better physics teaching with a particular emphasis on radioactivity and radiation science could improve public awareness through education of the environmental benefits and relative safety of nuclear power generation, according to leading Brazilian ...