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Trust is a more important factor than price for householders when hiring a tradesperson, a new Energy Saving Trust survey has revealed. Read more at:http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Energy-Saving-Trust/Press/Press-releases/Money-talks-but-trust-shouts-louder-survey-findsRead more
Google X, the secretive division dedicated to futuristic long-shot projects, is making a new acquisition: Makani Power, a company that develops autonomous airborne wind turbines it believes could provide “kite power. Read more at:http://www.theverge.com/2013/5/22/4356394/google-x-buying-floating-wind-turbine-company-makaniRead more
British households will save £45bn, or £1,600 apiece, if the government hitches its electricity supply to low-carbon sources such as wind and nuclear rather than gas, a parliamentary advisory committee has estimated. Read more at:http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/switch-to-lowcarbon-future-would-save-households-1600-8628138.htmlRead more
Ministers have approved plans for the world’s largest commercial wave farm. Full consent has been given for a 40MW farm off the north-west coast of Lewis – enough to power nearly 30,000 homes. Read more at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-22611317Read more
Abrupt climate change in Africa helped trigger technological and cultural advances in early modern humans, according to new research. Archaeologists had long noted that the complexity displayed by human groups moved in fits and starts. Read more at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22630912Read more