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Will earthquake-hit Japan herald a “greener” energy future?

With each passing day, the earthquake and tsunami stricken nuclear reactors skirting the wrecked east coast of Japan bring into sharp focus the questions concerning the reliability of nuclear power. Could the events in Japan hasten development of “greener”, sustainable energy technologies?

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Wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technology

Big industry is wising up to “Smart Grid” energy technologies, to help cut costs and energy waste. But can those same technologies be useful to home owners around the world?

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Democratizing the future of energy

The production and distribution of energy is about to change for ever. Why? Because in the coming years, we will be the ones producing and distributing the energy. And for those utilities companies who’ve sat at the very heart of the energy infrastructure for so long, they will struggle to survive…

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What global energy crisis?

Predicting future technology trends doesn’t get more expensive. The global energy economy hangs in the balance, and smart people have to make some exceptionally important decisions — how are we going to power planet Earth in the future, once fossil fuels run out?

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‘WiTricity’ wireless electricity for all?

There was once this Serbian called Nikola Tesla who had these crazy, amazing ideas about wireless electricity. At the time he was doing his most notable and respected work, wireless technology was as much the rage then as it is now. He had this idea of “a ‘world system’ for ‘the transmission of electrical energy […]