Tag: Switzerland

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Going it 100% Renewable

The Swiss have just passed a new energy law! This law adamantly promotes ‘renewable’ energy and bans nuclear power plants to effectively shut-down any talk of future investment in nuclear energy. It is a truly monumental decision that brings Switzerland…

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THE LEAN, MEAN (& GREEN) ELEXTRA

Inspired by classic Italian supercars and soon to start hand-built production in Germany, the Elextra is giving Tesla’s electric car a run for its money! By drawing on modern technology this vehicle is redefining the notion of the supercar, offering…

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Solar Impulse

The Solar Impulse 2 is one-man, lightweight, solar-powered airplane. It has finally finished its round-the-world journey, moving across the globe using only the sun’s energy. It was the Swiss pilot (and initiator of the project) Bertrand Piccard who landed the…

DEATH OF THE TRAFFIC LIGHT

Researchers from MIT, the Swiss Institute of Technology and the Italian National Research Council are developing a traffic system to facilitate driverless vehicles. The system would allow vehicles to pass through junctions without the need for signals whilst avoiding any…

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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL GREEN-TEK

Check out these more unusual and weird green technologies. They’re a little different from the usual solar-panels and turbines that readers of renewable energy websites are accustomed to. The stories vary from a 3D-printer that builds buildings to large-scale heat…

ALP DELIVERY DRONES

Following collaboration with California-based drone delivery company Matternet, the Swiss postal system is testing a new package delivery service using ‘couriers drones’. The Swiss Post drones are a perfect solution to the varied terrain of Swiss cantons. This new service seems…