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Drought, pandemic and waste mountains - a future that science may help us avoid

"Sir David King, the government's chief science adviser, is urging policy-makers not to be complacent. A bleak future will only be avoided if they understand the threats and what new technologies might come to the rescue."

Category: Climate Change


Gadgets drive up energy bills and emissions

"Consumer appetites for electrical gadgets will push up UK energy consumption by 82% over the next five years, a report warned today."


Drax's £100m revamp will curb carbon emissions

"Europe's biggest coal-fired power station, Drax, is to spend £100m improving its efficiency in a move that should cut carbon dioxide emissions by the equivalent of taking 275,000 cars off Britain's roads."


World's biggest offshore wind farm approved for Thames estuary site

"Plans to build the world's largest offshore wind farm off the coast of south-east England were approved by ministers yesterday in a move that could eventually bring 341 turbines to the Thames estuary."


Kelly unveils green vision for UK homes

"The communities secretary, Ruth Kelly, set out a timetable today for making all new homes "zero carbon" within a decade, as builders warned the plan would hamper a government building programme aimed at solving the housing...

Category: Energy sources

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