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The agave plant, used to make Tequila, has proven itself not only key to producing an iconic drink, but also a form of bioethanol that could present a green energy solution
The price of oil is plummeting – Angus Parker takes a look at a transnational dispute and its implications
New research reveals that the UK needs to act fast to better recycle lithium-ion batteries and extract the valuable metals within
The melting of glaciers over the next 100 years will leave large amounts of empty space behind. One group of scientists has analysed ways these new landscapes could be used
Abandoned coal mines contain a precious resource in the warm water they hold within
A group of scientists from Edinburgh University has come up with a novel way to utilise old oil and gas platforms
A type of panel has been invented that can generate electricity when pointed at the night sky, but can it ever be scaled up to serve alongside solar power?
A project in Orkney is converting excess wind energy into hydrogen to address a country-wide problem
As the world turns away from fossil fuels, one question often overlooked is what to do with the thousands of ageing oil and gas platforms left vacant across the planet. When first built, little thought was given as to what…
The Treasury has announced that it is considering imposing a tax on the incineration of waste. The move would mark a fall in favour for a practice once considered a good alternative to landfill. Katie Burton visits an incinerator to…
A Scottish tidal power project in the Pentland Firth has the potential to supply enough energy to power 175,000 Scottish homes
Efforts to reduce the energy drain of the internet are pushing high-power using data centres into the sea, the Arctic, and beyond
Coal’s rising popularity among climate-apathetic leaders is a worrying trend, says Marco Magrini. However, not all past burners are keeping the fires lit
Soaring sales of air conditioning units over the next thirty years are set to rapidly escalate global levels of energy demand
More than two years after first being announced, the International Solar Alliance has finally held a conference

Green loopholes

Well-meaning promises don’t always have positive outcomes. Marco Magrini finds that green paradoxes abound despite the best of intentions
For Marco Magrini, a tax on fossil fuels would be a no-brainer in order to get a supply-and-demand market place working fairly
Cryptocurrencies might be setting the world’s digital economy on fire, but for Marco Magrini, they’re also heating up the physical planet

Julysub 2020

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