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This House Is a Living Experiment for the Future of Energy

Walking around Amsterdam, at times, feels like strolling through the city of the future. Solar panels abound. Electric vehicles fill the roads, and everybody else is on a bike. Meanwhile, tucked away in the western part of town, some 50 families have agreed to turn their houses into living laboratories to figure out a better way to share energy. Read More >>

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Massive Manchester Fridge Battery Goes Online Today

There's a new thing approximating a battery supplying power to the grid in Manchester today, as the latest development in energy storage technology goes live. This one's air-based, using liquefaction to store gas in a liquid form for later use. Read More >>

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Biomass Generator Tries to Science-Away Carbon Dioxide

UK power generator Drax is attempting to use the magic of science to offset concerns about the smokiness of its wood pellet burning processes, with a £400,000 trial to start using a new type of carbon capture process. Read More >>

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Bristol Energy Company Sells Gas Generated From Sewage

A renewable energy company is supplying the people of Bristol with a unique and potentially endless source of clean energy -- gas made from rotting sewage. Read More >>

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Nation’s Lights Kept on for 55 Hours Without Burning Coal

All those turbines you see along the motorways seem to be doing the job, as the UK set a new record for powering itself without the need to fall back on burning coal for electricity generation. Read More >>

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Apple Claims its Now Powered by 100 Per Cent Renewable Energy

Apple's been pushing for more investment in renewable energy for quite some time now, and nearly two years ago announced that its operations in 23 countries, including the US and UK, were completely powered by renewable sources. Now it takes things one step further, claiming all of its global facilities are powered by clean energy sources. Read More >>

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MIT Receives Millions to Build Fusion Power Plant Within 15 Years

Nuclear fusion is like a way-more-efficient version of solar power—except instead of harnessing energy from the rays of a distant sun, scientists create miniature suns in power plants here on Earth. It would be vastly more efficient and much cleaner than current methods of energy production. The main issue is that actually realising fusion power has been really difficult. Read More >>

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Energy Company Wakes You up When Electricity is Cheap

A new energy provider is promising to pass on the minute-by-minute fluctuations of the wholesale electricity market to the likes of us, meaning we'll be able to put the washing machine on and toast the week's toast at the most efficient time -- and perhaps even receive a rebate for doing so. Read More >>

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Ikea Pushes 100 Per Cent Renewable Electricity Plans

Ikea has joined up with a thing calling itself the Big Clean Switch, which wants to make it easy for households to switch their energy supplier to one that can demonstrably prove it sources 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable sources. Read More >>

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Yorkshire’s 48-Year-Old Coal Power Station Closes This Year

The East Yorkshire power station of Eggborough is to close this year, and there's no 250,000-year clean up plan needed as it was one of the last 100 per cent coal units in the country. All they have to do is turn it off, detonate the towers, then there's a nice bit of brownfield for terrible flats. Read More >>

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Welsh Volunteers Needed to Store Nuclear Waste for 250,000 Years

The Welsh government has got a nice little consultation running that's ideal for any remote communities looking to do their bit for the national good. The only problem is it's to do with storing nuclear waste, but apart from that it ought to benefit the area. Read More >>

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The Government Promises to Start Phasing Out Coal Power From 2025

Coal is a very messy fuel source, and not just from a carbon dioxide perspective. It's nasty, polluting, and it's difficult to get out of the ground. So it really shouldn't be a surprise that its on the way out, and the government just announced new plans that will accelerate that in this country. Read More >>

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Hopefully This Poo-Powered Composting Street Light is Not the Future

A street light up the Malvern Hills is doing something exciting. It's shining away, guiding walkers out on their walks, with the energy it uses coming from a composting system that's powered by rotting bags of dog poo. Read More >>

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Swedes Generate Power From Unsafe H&M Shirts

A heat and power station in the Swedish city of Vasteras has been using an unusual source of matter for burning -- discarded H&M clothing. 15 tonnes of it so far this year. Read More >>

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Dounreay’s Dome to go as Part of 3,000 Year Nuclear Detox Plan

The historic nuclear site of Dounreay on Scotland's remote northern shores is set for dismantling, with the latest planning application for the site asking for permission to remove the familiar, menacing, awe-inspiring round reactor dome. Read More >>