What You Might Not Know About Energy and Poo!

By |2021-05-25T20:49:35+00:00December 2, 2010|Energy Facts Trivia|

As a new scheme opens to supply 200 Oxfordshire households with gas made from what they recently flushed from their own toilets, a number of water and gas companies around the UK are now beginning to look at sewage in a completely different light. The idea isn’t particularly new, of [...]

How Hydro Electric Power Works

By |2021-05-25T20:49:36+00:00December 2, 2010|Energy Facts Trivia|

One thing we’re seldom short of in Britain is rain, and as a result, viewed from the air, much of our country is a wonderful glinting tracery of silvery rivers and lakes. It’s small wonder that the UK has been harnessing water power for hundreds of years – from driving [...]

Understanding Embedded Energy

By |2021-05-25T20:49:36+00:00August 17, 2010|Energy Facts Trivia|

Talk of embedded – or embodied – energy is something that anyone trying to do their bit to improve both environment and personal economics comes across sooner or later and it’s an interesting concept. The basic idea is a simple one – it’s a measure of the total energy required [...]

The Real Cost of Food

By |2021-05-25T20:49:36+00:00August 17, 2010|Energy Facts Trivia|

We all know how much food costs. There’s that unavoidable moment at the supermarket checkout, as item after item travels along the rubberised route from trolley to scanner, beeping its cheery way onto the final tally, out of our bank accounts and into our environmentally-friendly, endlessly reusable bags. The price [...]

Understanding Fuel Cells

By |2021-05-25T20:49:37+00:00April 21, 2010|Energy Facts Trivia|

Say the words “fuel cell” to most people and they’ll probably instantly conjure up an image of a modern and revolutionary high-tech device that holds the promise of exactly the sort of clean energy we so desperately need. While their potential for virtually emission-less power is undoubtedly true, surprisingly the [...]

Composting: What You Might Not Know

By |2021-05-25T20:49:40+00:00April 10, 2009|Energy Facts Trivia|

Gardeners and horticulturalists have been encouraging waste plant material to break down to form nutrient-rich compost for centuries – and using it in pots to grow new plants, or to improve the condition of the soil. While the idea isn’t anything new, over the last couple of decades, more and [...]

What You Didn’t Know About Batteries

By |2021-05-25T20:49:40+00:00April 9, 2009|Energy Facts Trivia|

At the heart of many renewable energy systems, there lies a battery of one sort or another but when we focus on whether we’re using photovoltaic or wind power to generate our electricity, we often tend to forget this simple fact. We shouldn’t. The right battery can make the difference [...]

Interesting Information About Biomass Fuels

By |2021-05-25T20:49:40+00:00April 9, 2009|Energy Facts Trivia|

‘Biomass’ is a word that we have all become increasingly aware of over recent years as the need to do something to break our ongoing dependence on fossil fuels has risen up the political and popular agenda – but first things first, just what is biomass? Strictly speaking, biomass is [...]

The Facts About Light Bulbs

By |2021-05-25T20:49:40+00:00April 9, 2009|Energy Facts Trivia|

With everyone advising you to replace your existing light bulbs with low energy ones – and supermarkets regularly offering to sell them to you at mega-cut prices – these unlikely household items have found themselves at the forefront of the energy-saving revolution. While we all know we should be using [...]

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