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David Thorpe
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With imagination we can change the world.
With imagination we can change the world.

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The first tenants have moved into Pentre Solar, an eco-social housing neighbourhood being constructed in Glanrhyd, Wales. ('Pentre' means village in Welsh.)

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How should we store solar electricity? How about as heat? A Swedish research team is storing solar energy in liquid form, but it is still a way off being commercially available. A competing technology using molten salt is already on the market and shortlisted for a major renewable energy prize. But there is already a much cheaper and already well-proven solution now being used in a brand new context...

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Interested in writing? Learn how to write a 'page-turner' – a compelling narrative that readers 'can't put down': 

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Air pollution in the UK is at unacceptably high levels and the government has been criticised for not taking the issue seriously, following the release of a “woeful” and “disappointingly unambitious” draft air quality plan, particularly around construction site emissions.

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What is the carrying capacity of the Earth? 

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A 'One Planet' neighbourhood in Wales 

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How can we trust smart meters when even the certified ones may  give wrong readings?

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Offsite construction means more energy efficient, better buildings, cheaper and faster. But there's a lack of trained people holding it back.

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A collection of new imaginative writing to mobilise action on climate change contains one of my stories.

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Developers and politicians are failing to protect Europeans from climate-related flood risk
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