Inspiring, green and innovative: why I came away impressed by RegenSW’s Renewable Energy Marketplace
What do an electric four-wheel vehicle you can peddle, unobtrusive secondary glazing and a bit of brass piping that makes it less expensive to run a combi boiler have in common? They all originate from the southwest and they were all being showcased at RegenSW’s Renewable Energy Marketplace (REM) this week.
Dedicated petrol heads scoffed at the idea of electric bikes speeding around the Isle of Man TT with not much more than a mild buzzing sound. Yet as shown in Mike Neale’s new film Charge, electric bikes are not only serious competitors for speed, but demonstrate a solution to a greener future on the roads.
The forthcoming publication of a ‘roadmap to a green economy’ offers Government the chance to give the business community what it has been craving for so long – certainty. But will we just get more uncertainty?
When Michael Faraday designed the first homopolar electric motor in 1821, even he may have been surprised that a similar principle today would be capable of pushing a production sports car from 0-60 in under five seconds, but then he hadn’t met the guys behind Delta Motorsport.
There is real debate at the moment about how green electric and hybrid vehicles are versus conventional cars. So are EVs really better for the environment than petrol engine vehicles?