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Willie Scott

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  • Wind Turbines - Installation and Operation of Onshore Wind Turbines

    A Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine (HAWT) produces renewable electrical energy to the grid. The blades which face into the wind rotate, driving a gearbox, power generator, hydraulic system and electronic controller contained in a nacelle, supported...
    Published on  July 29, 2014 to Renewable Energy

  • Which Renewable Energy Form has the Best Economic Potential?

    The high cost of fossil fuels coupled with CO2 emissions threatening climate change has led to an influx of proposals for renewable energy projects. However, the choice as always will come down to costs and which renewable energy type has the best short...
    Published on  December 1, 2011 to Renewable Energy

  • Relationship Between Ionized Air and Ozone

    The ozone layer located high in the stratosphere protects us from the sun’s harmful high frequency UV rays. This layer is getting thinner due mostly to anthropogenic activities along with the production of ionized air, prompting an examination into...
    Published on  October 30, 2011 to Renewable Energy

  • Use of Straw Bales to Dry Barley

    Farmers who grow barley and other cereal crops have had difficulty reaping their harvest due to wet weather prevalent in many parts of the world. This has caused them to reap wet barley resorting to the use of expensive grain dryers to reduce the humidity...
    Published on  October 26, 2011 to Renewable Energy

  • Picture Gallery: Natural and Man-Made Disasters

    An environmental disaster is one that causes damage to the natural environment. The 10 greatest environmental disasters include oil spills, land pollution and nuclear accidents. Some of these have long-term effects that are felt for generations.
    Published on  October 21, 2011 to Environmental Science

  • Quiz: Re-use or Recycle?

    In Europe and the US we are fast running out of locations suitable for landfill sites to store our household rubbish. Use of the existing sites is becoming very costly; so should we begin to re-use or recycle? Take the quiz and find out about...
    Published on  October 18, 2011 to Green Living

  • Global Warming Quiz: Test Your Knowledge

    Global warming affects us all from rising sea levels to predictions by scientists that windier wetter weather patterns will ensue. So, how well do you understand global warming? Take the quiz and find out. It may even help you to reduce your own carbon...
    Published on  October 17, 2011 to Environmental Science

  • Solar Power in the Home: A Consumer's Guide

    Solar radiation, also known as insolation is freely available in many parts of the world. This energy can be used to provide domestic hot water through solar thermal panels and also electricity from photovoltaic (PV) panels; these...
    Published on  October 14, 2011 to Green Living

  • The Reuse of Old Recycled Building Materials

    Recycling and reusing construction materials is a great environmental method to compliment the construction of buildings from natural green materials. Doors and windows can be reused, preferably the double-glazed, draft-proof type which will enhance the...
    Published on  August 21, 2011 to Green Living

  • Save Energy for Your Home - Take the Survey

    Using a home energy survey to evaluate if your home is losing energy and perhaps emitting CO2 will not only be beneficial to the environment, but will help run your home more efficiently saving you money in the process. What is a home survey and how can...
    Published on  August 21, 2011 to Green Living

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