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Why nuclear-powered energy is currently the truly green option

Nuclear power is being phased out globally. This is an ecological disaster. In 1993, 17 per cent of global electricity was generated by nuclear power. Today it is just 11 per cent, despite becoming safer and more efficient. Germany is the latest to turn against nuclear energy. In 2011, Germany decided to shut down all […]

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Sparking stomachs: batteries from bacteria

Electricity generating bacteria are not a new discovery. They have previously been known to exist in hard to reach places such as at the bottom of lakes and mines. Given that we already knew such bacteria existed, what makes it newsworthy? Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the production of electricity […]

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Is Earth Hour just a distraction?

Darkness isn’t something that we see a lot of anymore. Maybe that sounds silly. Of course, the sun still sets every evening, and the blue sky fades to black; but between the houses, the street lamps, the shops and the structures, our city – our whole planet – is still kept very much in the […]

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Is the Scottish ban on fracking as good as it seems?

The Scottish government indefinitely extended a moratorium to effectively ban fracking in Scotland. The moratorium is expected to formally become a ban after a vote. Hydraulic fracking is the process of splitting shale by injecting high pressure liquid into it, releasing the gas and oil trapped within the rock. Energy suppliers drill deep into the […]