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Could Innovative Engineering See a Swiss Subway Tunnel Help Heat Local Homes?

A key feature of cities around the world, underground public transport systems are just waiting to be made more sustainable. Researchers in Switzerland have just conducted a breakthrough study - on the back of decades of research - which could see cities harnessing the warmth from metro tunnels to heat local homes. Read on

Dean Hochman

11 Tips for Saving Energy at Home

"Turn off the light when you leave the room!" Your mom was right, it's pretty sound advice. Cutting down on your energy use at home doesn't just save money, it also contributes to the fight against climate change. We've put together some tips on how to back up your green conscience with small, practical, everyday actions. Read on

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Any Way The Wind Blows...

Wind is one of the cleanest sources of energy, with no toxic by-products generation. The abundance of wind in some places should make it a top power source choice, yet initial set-up costs, and the ongoing maintenance of complex equipment, often mean that wind is still not as an accessible and affordable energy source as it could be. Read on

Africa's Largest Solar Power Project Completed!

Jasper Solar Energy Project in South Africa, also known as the Jasper PV Project, was declared complete in October 2014. The completion of this 96 MW solar project marked the finalisation of the last link in the 246 MW chain of grid-connected PV projects in the region, which includes the 96 MW Jasper project and 150 MW at sister solar farms Lesedi and Letsatsi. Read on