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The United States wastes enough energy every year to power the UK for seven years. While there has been plenty of focus on the need to transition to an economy powered by renewable energy sources, rather than fossil fuels, the structural waste issues within the system itself should not be

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Much of the focus regarding the future of vehicles has centred on electric, but in a pair of research plants in Germany, Audi is working towards an increasingly diverse picture that includes e-diesel and e-gas. 

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Oil prices could be about to drop significantly once again. The International Energy Agency’s latest Oil Market report found that global supply and demand problems have continued. The report contradicts previous expectations, which anticipated a steady rise of oil prices. The findings add more credence to the idea that a different paradigm

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What if sewage could be treated at a household level in an economically feasible and energy efficient way? It’s the challenge that Boston-based Cambrian Innovation has set itself and has begun field tests on at a plant called BioVolt in Maryland. Over 2000 litres of sewage can be converted into

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If the producers of the new Channel 4 TV show Eden are serious about re-thinking society, then the circular economy framework should be part of the experiment.

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Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. Today, we find out why technology companies like Google and Facebook are so interested in neural networks, look at the popularity of Tesla’s affordable electric car, the potential of micropower grids and much more…

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A new report, produced by analysts from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), has predicted that electric cars (EVs) will be cheaper to own that conventional cars by 2022 and that they will represent a little under 40% of all vehicle sales by 2040. 

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“Mobile operator Vodafone has formed a new partnership with Philips Lighting which combines an Internet of Things (IoT) network with an integrated LED street light management system, which could see cities across the world slash energy use by 70%.”

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In the follow up to his article on the Implications of Peak Energy, Simon Michaux, Senior Research Officer at the University of Liege explores how network systems theory could help build a framework for a prosperous society in a post-peak energy world. 

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In the first of two articles, Simon Michaux, Senior Research Officer at the University of Liege outlines his argument that reaching ‘peak energy’ will require a fundamental re-think of the principles behind our global economic model. 

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