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UK to consider space-based solar power energy

UK to consider space-based solar power energy

The UK government has commissioned research into space-based solar power systems.  The idea for space-based solar power has been around for decades, however, research into it is still in the early days. The systems would…

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Renewable energy: Could floating turbines power our homes?

Renewable energy: Could floating turbines power our homes?

Wind turbines floating miles out to sea could one day provide electricity to our homes, experts believe. Wales currently meets about 50% of its needs from renewable sources, including solar and wind. Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to…

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Green hydrogen is taking off around the globe – its supporters say it could play an important role in decarbonisation, but sceptics question its safety and practicality.

Green hydrogen is taking off around the globe – its supporters say it could play an important role in decarbonisation, but sceptics question its safety and practicality.

On the edge of the Saudi Arabian desert beside the Red Sea, a futuristic city called Neom is due to be built. The $500bn (£380bn) city – complete with flying taxis and robotic domestic help…

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‘Liquid window’ harnesses light and heat to save energy in buildings

‘Liquid window’ harnesses light and heat to save energy in buildings

A newly developed ‘liquid window’ can block sunlight to keep a building cool but also absorb heat to be gradually released during the day or night to cut energy costs, scientists said. The window, invented…

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