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ECO Plastics and Viridor team up in closed-loop recycling deal

ECO Plastics and Viridor team up in closed-loop recycling deal | Dont panic | Scoop.it
Multi-million pound deal signed to recycle 10,000 tonnes of plastic bottles during 2014
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More proof that recycling does have a future.

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CO2 rules 'will save drivers cash'

CO2 rules 'will save drivers cash' | Dont panic | Scoop.it
New study claims that EU proposals to reduce CO2 will increase cost of cars, but save much more on petrol.
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New coal technology harnesses energy without burning, nears pilot-scale development

New coal technology harnesses energy without burning, nears pilot-scale development | Dont panic | Scoop.it
A new form of clean coal technology reached an important milestone recently, with the successful operation of a research-scale combustion system at Ohio State University.
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GravityLight: lighting for developing countries.

GravityLight: lighting for developing countries. | Dont panic | Scoop.it
We have developed a realistic alternative to Kerosene lamps by harnessing the power of gravity. We need your help to make it happen.
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Liquid air 'offers energy hope'

Liquid air 'offers energy hope' | Dont panic | Scoop.it
Using "wrong-time" electricity from renewables to turn air into liquid may offer a solution to one of the great challenges in engineering - how to store energy.
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Solar Paint Technology Makes a Giant Leap Forward | Sustainable Earth | Going Green Tips | Eco-Friendly Living

Solar Paint Technology Makes a Giant Leap Forward | Sustainable Earth | Going Green Tips | Eco-Friendly Living | Dont panic | Scoop.it
Sunbelievable is a solar paint technology that can produce electricity from nano-technology, created by researchers from the University of Notre Dame.
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Solar power much cheaper to produce than most analysts realize, study finds

Solar power much cheaper to produce than most analysts realize, study finds | Dont panic | Scoop.it
The public is being kept in the dark about the viability of solar photovoltaic energy, according to a new study.
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Good idea: Heated bike lanes for icy streets | SmartPlanet

Good idea: Heated bike lanes for icy streets | SmartPlanet | Dont panic | Scoop.it
Dutch towns want to make sure their bike lanes are always clear by heating them with geothermal energy.
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Beijing considers cutting car use in half | SmartPlanet

Beijing considers cutting car use in half | SmartPlanet | Dont panic | Scoop.it
Will Beijing’s drastic plan to reduce car use work?
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The 40 Year Lightbulb: Firefly LED Lights Cut Energy Costs 90%

The 40 Year Lightbulb: Firefly LED Lights Cut Energy Costs 90% | Dont panic | Scoop.it
This unique LED lightbulb design requires no special fixtures, is dimmable, and could cut energy costs by 90%.
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Bad weather pool - News & Stories at STYLEPARK

Bad weather pool - News & Stories at STYLEPARK | Dont panic | Scoop.it
Bad weather pool - With their concept for Rotterdam’s Benthemplein square, De Urbanisten demonstrate how water management can be incorporated into urban square design.
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Excellent , and timely.

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China launches electric car rental vending machine | AOL Cars UK

China launches electric car rental vending machine | AOL Cars UK | Dont panic | Scoop.it
YouTubeMotorists in Hangzhou, China, are to be treated to a revolutionary car rental scheme that allows customers to hire an electric car for around
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Excellent idea that will surely spread globally.

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Largest concentrated solar plant opens

Largest concentrated solar plant opens | Dont panic | Scoop.it
The world's largest concentrated solar power plant opens in Abu Dhabi at a cost of an estimated $600m.
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U.S. fuel economy hits all-time high | SmartPlanet

U.S. fuel economy hits all-time high | SmartPlanet | Dont panic | Scoop.it
The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold last month hit 24.5 miles per gallon.
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Bravo?

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Power Up The New Panasonic Flashlight With Any Sized Battery You Want

Power Up The New Panasonic Flashlight With Any Sized Battery You Want | Dont panic | Scoop.it
There are few things more immediately mentally debilitating than waking up after the sun goes down and realizing that the power is off. Of course I didn't charg
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How will this help prevent climate change? I have several batteries left behind from failed devices - now instead of tossing those batteries, I can usefully utilise them.

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New light bulb could ‘revolutionize’ industry, cut emissions significantly | Science Recorder

New light bulb could ‘revolutionize’ industry, cut emissions significantly | Science Recorder | Dont panic | Scoop.it
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Good video description at the bottom of the page.

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Repair Café

Repair Café | Dont panic | Scoop.it
What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose? With a toaster that no longer works? Or a woollen jumper with moth holes? Toss it? No way! You can repair it at the Repair Café.
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Synthetic Fuel Could Replace Crude Oil - Science News - redOrbit

Synthetic Fuel Could Replace Crude Oil - Science News - redOrbit | Dont panic | Scoop.it
The United States has been relying on crude oil for more than a century. While it has played a vital role in driving modern innovation—transportation, plastics, detergents and even clothing—crude oil has also driven dangerous global warming.
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Super-efficient solar-energy technology: ‘Solar steam’ so effective it can make steam from icy cold water

Super-efficient solar-energy technology: ‘Solar steam’ so effective it can make steam from icy cold water | Dont panic | Scoop.it
Scientists have unveiled a revolutionary new technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam. The new "solar steam" method is so effective it can even produce steam from icy cold water.
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Federal LEED certified buildings increase over 50 percent | SmartPlanet

Federal LEED certified buildings increase over 50 percent | SmartPlanet | Dont panic | Scoop.it
What’s the reason behind the jump?...
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Price of solar panels to drop to $1 by 2013, report forecasts

Price of solar panels to drop to $1 by 2013, report forecasts | Dont panic | Scoop.it
Ernst & Young analysis suggests that falling solar and rising fossil fuel prices could make large-scale installations cost-competitive without government support within a decade...
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Smart paint lights your way on the highway | SmartPlanet

Smart paint lights your way on the highway | SmartPlanet | Dont panic | Scoop.it
By mid-2013, the Netherlands will feature glow-in-the-dark tarmac and dynamic paint that warns drivers of weather conditions.
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