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Google builds $145m solar project on top of old oil fields

15 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Google builds $145m solar project on top of old oil fields
The search engine has announced the deal, in partnership with SunEdison, which will bring its spending on renewable energy up to more than $1.5 billion across three continents.

Shell invests $53m in solar power ... to increase oil production

15 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Shell invests $53m in solar power ... to increase oil production
In what seems like a somewhat contradictory move, the Dutch firm has announced it is developing solar equipment in order to recover heavy crude oil more easily and more cheaply.

Smart meters to save UK households just 2% on energy bills

10 Sep 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Smart meters to save UK households just 2% on energy bills
According to the Public Accounts Committee, installing smart meters to measure energy use will save households just £26 a year on average, despite each meter having a £215 installation fee.

TfL to trial wirelessly charging hybrid buses

27 Aug 2014  by Barclay Ballard
TfL to trial wirelessly charging hybrid buses
The trial forms part of a wider "green" agenda for London transport, with Mayor Boris Johnson ultimately aiming for all single deck buses to have zero exhaust emissions.

Report: Green contracts could cut data centre energy use by 40%

27 Aug 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Report: Green contracts could cut data centre energy use by 40%
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, many data centre are still hugely inefficient, operating at just 12 to 18 per cent of capacity in most cases.

Apple bans two factory chemicals following pressure from campaign groups

14 Aug 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Apple bans two factory chemicals following pressure from campaign groups
The firm will no longer use benzene and n-hexane in the final stages of the manufacturing process for iOS and Mac devices, following claims that the substances could cause health issues.

M2M in the home energy market: A major opportunity for high-quality systems

11 Aug 2014  by Angus Panton
M2M in the home energy market: A major opportunity for high-quality systems
Angus Patton, director of power and comminications at SQS, delves in the world of Machine to machine (M2M) communications in home utilities and its future importance.

Climate change researchers offered free cloud services by IBM, Microsoft and Amazon

05 Aug 2014  by Barclay Ballard
Climate change researchers offered free cloud services by IBM, Microsoft and Amazon
The technology giants have pledged free cloud and supercomputer resources for researchers of climate change in a scheme supporting the US's Climate Action Plan and Climate Data Initiative.

Tech News Weekly podcast 29: Favourite summer apps, Apple riddling iOS with backdoors, and is this the end of the Oyster card?

01 Aug 2014  by Paul Cooper
Tech News Weekly podcast 29: Favourite summer apps, Apple riddling iOS with backdoors, and is this the end of the Oyster card?
On this weeks Tech News Weekly podcast from ITProPortal.com. Could the Oyster card and in fact, hard cash be soon removed from the London Underground? And was Apple helping the NSA on purpose?

Sustainable energy: Businesses blame prolonged green ignorance on recession

29 Jul 2014  by Aatif Sulleyman
Sustainable energy: Businesses blame prolonged green ignorance on recession
New research published by V1 reveals that a staggering 98 per cent of senior UK executives recognise the key role that clean energy is set to play in future business.

Increased smartphone use to coincide with higher greenhouse gas emissions

23 Jul 2014  by Aatif Sulleyman
Increased smartphone use to coincide with higher greenhouse gas emissions
If the technology industry continues to operate in the same manner it does today, the production of greenhouse gases will skyrocket, according to a new report.