A Prettier Power Pylon: British Competition Short List Unveiled (Survey)

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Plexus Images credit Pylon Design Competition There are 88,000 power pylons in the UK, and the design of them has barely changed in 90 years. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Department of Energy and Climate Change have been holding a competition for architects, engineers and students ” to rethink one of the most crucial but controversial features of modern Britain: the electricity pylon.”- Something we might want to consider on this side of the ocean; a smart grid deserves smart towers. The short list of six was announced this morning; vote for your favourite! 1. PLEXUS by

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Solar Farm Opens in UK’s "First Solar-Powered Town" (Video)

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Image credit: Solarcentury Wadebridge, Cornwall has already hit headlines for its push for 30% renewables by 2015 , and while a government review of subsidies for large-scale solar has put a spanner in the works for some of the larger projects planned, there is also good news. With solar pri… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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