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Energy Producing "Aquatic Bicycle Pump" Trial Forthcoming
2012-01-23 12:24:52

A trial version of a machine that can generate electricity from seawater could be in place in one UK city before the end of the year, BBC News reported on Monday. The device in question is the Searaser machine, which Damian Carrington of The Guardian referred to as a sort of "aquatic 'bicycle pump'." It was invented by a Devon man named Alvin Smith and has been purchased by Ecotricity, a green energy company headquartered in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England. Searaser does not generate...

2009-10-16 09:08:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Trends in B2C green energy marketing http://www.reportlinker.com/p0155088/Reportlinker-Adds-Trends-in-B2C-green-energy-marketing.html Introduction National and EU governments are now showing the level of commitment to the green energy sector that would encourage the development and marketing of green retail energy tariffs. There is...

2009-01-08 16:19:18

Residents of a British town said a wind turbine that lost one of its 65-foot-long blades was hit by what appeared to be a UFO. Some residents of Conisholme, England, reported lights in the sky and a loud noise at about 4 a.m. Sunday and the turbine was discovered later in the morning with one of its blades ripped off and another blade twisted, The Daily Mail reported Thursday. The company that operates the wind farm, Ecotricity, said the cause of the damage to the turbine has not been...

2008-08-27 03:00:52

By Willis, Rebecca Rebecca Willis, Vice-Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, suggests ways to end the confusion surrounding green energy tariffs Rebecca Willis is an independent researcher and Vice- Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission. Here she explores the confusion surrounding green tariffs offered by energy companies, and reveals why the existing system is complex for consumers to negotiate. She also identifies companies which are achieving genuine change...

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2008-08-21 10:10:00

British eco-entrepreneur Dale Vince and engineer Richard Jenkins are trying to beat the wind-powered vehicle world land-speed record of 116mph.  Vince and his team are following in the footsteps of Donald Campbell who used several vehicles named Bluebird to break land speed records.  The British duo has named their carbon-neutral vehicle Greenbird, in honor of Campbell's feats. "Campbell did it with the prevalent fuel of the day - we're doing it with the prevalent fuel of...

2008-07-02 15:00:45

Rising energy prices and corporate responsibility are bringing new energy supply companies to the fore, ostensibly improving competition in the UK energy market. However, the barriers to market entry and survival that these new niche suppliers face remain high. The UK electricity market is dominated by six major energy suppliers, five of which evolved from the regional electricity boards, while the other evolved from the gas market. Most of these companies are vertically integrated, and...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.