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Vertical Wind Axis Turbines

Well this is interesting. Vertical axis wind turbines. Theoretically, these things can generate more power than standard horizontal axis turbines.

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The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion (Really?)

Colorado State University scientists, using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires, have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab.

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. 1,084 more words


The knock-on effects of wind and solar farms can be drastic

Wind and solar farms are known to have local effects on heat, humidity and other factors that may be beneficial – or detrimental – to the regions in which they are situated. 504 more words

Everyday Science

Simulating nuclear safety

Commercial operation of the CHASNUPP-1 996 megawatt intermediate type pressurised water reactor began in May 2000 in Pakistan. It is a conventional two-loop PWR and is run by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission. 75 more words

Green Tech

Three net-zero certifications for Vleihuis residential development

The design of the Vleihuis development in Linden, by Marc Sherratt Sustainability Architects, has achieved three Net Zero certifications from the Green Building Council South Africa ( 640 more words


Buying renewable energy should be easy — here’s one way to make it less complex - Microsoft on the Issues

My favorite tech company is at it again, leading the industry into renewables. What this blog post is about is that the idea of weather and price risks that is common to most energy markets has a solution that involves insurance risks and essentially hedging, like what airlines do for fuel prices. 76 more words


Development Management: September 2018 update

During September 2018, the Scottish Borders Council received over 150 applications for planning permission and other consents, including listed building and conservation area consents and applications for works to protected trees.  1,470 more words

Development Management