China Emerges Surprise Leader in Clean Energy; Says Study

October 20, 2010 / No Comments

China has emerged as a surprise leader in clean energy efforts, despite being the world's top polluter, according to the Vivid Economics report, a study released on Tuesday. China has been ranked second position next to Britain in the value of its incentives to cut pollution from electricity generation.

Airborne Wind Power Concept Catching Up

September 10, 2010 / No Comments

The concept of airborne wind power and industry is picking up, particularly in Europe. Though the concept is still in its germinating phase, companies like Makani Wind Power, Magenn Power and Joby Energy have built scaled-down models and have conducted a number of tests in this regard. The Department of Defense and ARPA-E (the R&D agency inside the Department of ...

Europe to See Lots of Hybrid Models Soon

March 5, 2010 / No Comments

While hybrids were growing in popularity in the US, there was little interest from Europe's side, where diesel engines remained popular for quite a while. However, looking at the 2010 Geneva auto show, this may very well change soon.

The Taga – Stroller and Tricycle Folded Into One

May 14, 2009 / 2 Comments

For those who wish to make exercise more fun than labor and also for those who are in the habit of making excuses to shun exercise, here is a tempting idea from the Dutch that combines taking your baby/babies along with you while you exercise. The makers of the Taga — which is a combination of a stroller and a bicycle, ...

High Energy Consumption Could Lead to a Ban on Plasma TVs in Brussels

January 14, 2009 / 1 Comment

Brussels is all set to ban energy-guzzling plasma TVs once the legislation gets passed in EU. The decision is going to be anything but popular with majority of Europe already having changed to plasma televisions - a popular option among the young and the old alike. Plasma screens have been nicknamed the 4x4s of the living room by many, as they ...

England, Wind Power ‘Capital City’ in Europe

October 23, 2008 / No Comments

The north-east of England is soon to become the centre of an enormous wind farm industry that is being proposed to be set up because of its close proximity to the sea. Today with 3GW (a supply enough for 2m homes) of the 75GW of electricity consumed, Britain has come up to the fifth position, leaving behind Denmark in the ...

European Union – Concerned About the Length of Cucumbers and Curvature of Bananas

July 16, 2008 / 1 Comment

This story may not need any more words other than the title to make you laugh out loud, but we'll try. Apparently there are standards for the length of the cucumber and for the curvature of bananas and the European Union won't leave it alone. They want to make sure these things are and will be properly regulated. Original image ...

The Danube Delta in 23 Beautiful Images

March 20, 2008 / 6 Comments

The Danube Delta is the second biggest delta in Europe and the best preserved on the continent with an approximate surface of 5,165 km². This includes both the Romanian and the Ukrainian part of the delta, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site where 23 natural ecosystems measuring 2,733 km² are strictly protected. It's a unique exotic land in ...

“Pollution Capital of Europe” and the award goes to Milan

March 10, 2008 / No Comments

If until now I thought Milan to be the capital of fashion and great soccer, things have changed and surprisingly they have another badge to add. Milan is the “Pollution Capital of Europe” and the main reasons to believe so, are toxic fumes from traffic clogged streets. photo by Dunc-It However, the fact that they rank first place on pollution in Europ ...