Green Technology

The Paris Climate Talks Could Jolt Private Sector Investments Worldwide

Assaad W Razzouk | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK
Assaad W Razzouk

Over the past three decades annual climate talks under the United Nations banner have become part of the Zeitgeist of a large movement. They draw government officials, think tanks, civil society, journalists and the occasional hipsters into negotiations over which ride trillions of dollars and our future well-being on Earth.

How to "Green" Your Life

Roger Keenan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roger Keenan

It's clear global warming is here, so the time has come for consumers to contribute to change, rather than assuming it's the job of multi-national corporations to bear the burden. With this in mind, below are my tips to help you become greener...

We've Got the Power: Decarbonizing our World With Policy and Green Tech

Sahar Mansoor | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Tech
Sahar Mansoor

Advantages of a global carbon cap and trade system include the great flexibility with which it allows countries to meet their cap. Global ratification will ensure there is no "leakage" of emissions to countries not party to the agreement. However, the scope of these regulatory instruments is still limited in practice.

#WorldOceansDay: From Vast Underwater Cities To Suburban Artificial Reefs

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech

Today is officially World Oceans Day - a day set aside by the UN to 'appreciate, protect and restore our oceans and their resources.' As people ar...

This Hoverbike Should Replace All Cars Immediately

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Tech

The first manned hoverbike, Flike has taken flight in an airfield in Hungary and it could be changing the way we commute to work. This incredible J...

Green Race: The Next Space Race?

Sahar Mansoor | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Tech
Sahar Mansoor

The Green Race involves investments in renewable energy, agriculture efficiency, emissions reduction, waste treatment, materials research, and education of engineers and other creative minds to solve future problems.

Review: What's The Audi Etron Like To Drive In Real Life?

James Baggott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Tech

From pie-in-the-sky fantasy to a road-going reality, electric and hybrid cars are now firmly on the agenda, with a growing number of manufacturers off...

The Most Exciting Gadget Of 2015 Is The Car

James Baggott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Tech

Conventional automotive technology has reached something of a zenith. For years manufacturers have been honing and refining petrol and diesel engines ...

Why Hybrid Cars Matter In 2015

James Baggott | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Tech

Hybrid vehicles have been around for years, though they have yet to be fully embraced by the car buying public, particularly in the UK, where diesel e...

How The Audi E-tron Has Shaped The Electric Car

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech

Back in 2009 the electric car was nothing but a consumer fantasy. While car manufacturers were busy developing a range of battery powered models, the ...

Audi Etron: How The Concept Turned Into A Reality

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Tech

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you can’t have failed to notice that electric cars have taken off in a big way. Aft...

Why Greens Should Embrace Digital Technology, but not Abandon Politics

Dustin Benton | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dustin Benton

Other general purpose technologies, like electricity, created similarly utopian visions. These are easy to criticise, but the change created by digital technology, both real and imagined, increasingly shapes our sense of the possible.

Reinventing the Clyde and Putting Human Rights at the Heart of Scottish Foreign Policy

Andrew Smith | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Politics
Andrew Smith

With the polls tightening and the bookmakers shortening their odds, there is now a very real chance that Scottish people will vote for independence in two weeks time... However, one of the most positive contributions has been the Scottish Government's commitment to a 'do no harm' arms exports policy in the event of a Yes vote.

Green IT - Time to Turn Over a New Leaf

Roger Keenan | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

We are faced with a double-edged sword as the more we develop, the more energy we need and the more pollution is produced... the IT industry has a role to play in maximising the efficiency of energy use and making sure we do everything we can to fight back against climate change.

The STEM Skills Shortage Is Even More Apparent for Start-Ups

Mansoor Hamayun | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
Mansoor Hamayun

The work undertaken by STEM companies - both large and small - is extremely important, not just to our economic future, but to the development of our world. Only by ensuring an increased supply of high quality engineering talent will companies like ours be able to flourish.

This Young Entrepreneur Aims To Bring Solar Energy To Millions

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Mansoor Hamayun founded the firm BBOXX with two university friends from Imperial College London, aiming to give millions in sub-Saharan Africa access ...

Tech Powers Social Good - the Enablers, Protectors, Healers and Eco-Warriors to Watch

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

I'm always scouring the web, news and events circuit for the fascinating advances in technology that have high potential for social impact. Some just prompt me to stop and think "Now that's just both useful and clever".

Illusions in a Land of Plenty - Why Cutting Household Water Bills Won't Stop the Price Rises

Bill Westwater | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Bill Westwater

Cutting the cost of household bills is big news - but Government moves to get water and energy companies to control price rises risks creating an illusion that we live in a land of plenty and limitless supply. We don't. Controlling the inexorably rising utility bills that plague households requires a longer term, more sustainable approach. In short, it needs us to learn how to use less.

One Design Theatre: The Car-Powered Aquaponics Farm

Paul Drury | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Tech
Paul Drury

The aquaponics ecosystem is powered by Hyundai Motor's zero-emission ix35 Fuel Cell farm and was unveiled in front of The Design Museum in London. It was built by leading sustainable design company Something & Son.

Your Set of Wheels Is About to Get Really Clever: Behold, the 'Connected Car'

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

In the near future, expect to see your car seamlessly sync with your smartphone and "talk" to other vehicles to coordinate breaking and acceleration. It will automatically slow down to avoid a collision, detect speed zones and navigate you to that elusive parking spot

Formula E, A Solution for Sustainable Success

Ken M Allen | Posted 20.11.2013 | UK
Ken M Allen

In September 2014, ten teams will face each other on the tarmac for the first ever racing series that will feature only electric cars - the FIA Formula E World Championship. It will be a ground-breaking championship, filled with new challenges, where drivers will use two cars rather than one, and 'refuelling' will be done wirelessly.

I Might Be Pro-Sustainability, But If You Ever Call Me 'Green' I Will Chop You In Half

Matthew Phillips | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Politics
Matthew Phillips

I was recently in Caffé Nero - don't ask - with a group of environmentally-conscious friends when someone asked, "would you consider yourself a 'Green'?" Everyone raised their hands in agreement, but I could only look on, disgusted, before blurting out, "I am definitely NOT a 'Green'!" Not since watching George Michael's sorry performance at the Olympics Closing Ceremony have I experienced such an acute sense of revulsion.

Obama's Plan to Save the Climate

Anders Lorenzen | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Anders Lorenzen

Obama understands the risks, he knows that the climate sceptic Republicans will do all in their power to fight back and block his plans in the form of lawsuits against the Administration and EPA, as well as misinforming the public about climate change and the green economy. But he is ready to take them on.

Why Plastic Waste Is Such a Problem and the Future of Bioplastics

Simon Howarth | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Tech
Simon Howarth

Waste plastic has become a massive concern, not only in the UK, but globally. Worldwide production and consumption of plastics has increased by 10% year on year from 5 million tonnes in 1950 to 245 million tonnes in 2006, and since then this figure has been increasing.

From Tech City to Smart City? The Growing Greentech Scene in London's Silicon Roundabout

Dr Max Nathan | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Max Nathan

Ministers are right to get excited. Inner East London is a key node in the capital's digital ecosystem. The Centre for London finds over 3200 digital economy firms there, supporting over 48,000 jobs.