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A collection of Catalyst articles about energy resources.

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Decommissioning a Nuclear Reactor

A Catalyst article about the first generation of nuclear power stations. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2003, Volume 14, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Cook Electric

A Catalyst article looking at the use of gas and electric for cooking.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2004, Volume 14, Issue 3.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Tree Power

A Catalyst article about wood as a renewable source of energy. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2004, Volume 15, Issue 1.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Biofuels

A Catalyst article about how burning fossil fuels releases extra carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, which contributes to global warming. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2006, Volume 17, Issue 1.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Wave Power

A Catalyst article looking at renewable energy. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2007, Volume 18, Issue 1.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Water Power: the Micro-Hydro Revolution

This Catalyst article is about a micro-hydroelectric power station on a river in Yorkshire. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2009, Volume 19, Issue 3.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Solar Cells

This Catalyst article investigates the development of better, more energy-efficient solar cells. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2010, Volume 20, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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LEDs - Lighting Up a Brighter Future

A Catalyst article about devising better, more energy-efficient lighting. In particular the article focuses on LEDs. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2010, Volume 20, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Biophotovoltaics

A Catalyst article looking at the use of plant cells to generate electricity via photosynthesis. 

This article is from Catalyst Volume 21, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Energy Control

A Catalyst article about the efficient use of heating systems.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2011, Volume 21, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Going Electric

This Catalyst article looks at their aim for all spectators to be able to get to the Olympic Park via public transport or by walking or cycling. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2012, Volume 22, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Fracking: an Energy Revolution?

This Catalyst article looks at hydraulic fracking, the process of breaking up rocks deep underground using high-pressure water mixed with sand and chemicals. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2013, Volume 23, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Passive House

This Catalyst article looks at buildings designed to cut heating demand almost to zero.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2013, Volume 23, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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What Is Geothermal Energy?

This Catalyst article looks at how geothermal energy is derived from hot rocks below the Earth's surface and can be used for heating or to generate electricity.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2013, Volume 24, Issue 2.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Saving Lives While Cooking Lunch

This Catalyst article investigates traditional cooking stoves. These stoves burn fuel and produce a lot of smoke which is a major cause of pollution, leading to problems locally for the people using the stoves and also globally as a probable cause of retreating glaciers. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 24, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Thorium - the Perfect Nuclear Fuel?

This Catalyst article looks at thorium - a heavy element, similar to uranium. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 24, Issue 3.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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From Ancient to Future Solar Fuels

This Catalyst article investigates the research into artificial photosynthetic systems.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 24, Issue 4.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Brighton Goes Solar

This Catalyst article investigates the installation of solar panels in Brighton. Brighton Energy Co-op recently installed Brighton’s second-largest solar system on the roof of Shed 3a at Shoreham Port. 

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2014, Volume 25, Issue 1.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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Tokamak Power

This Catalyst article investigates tokamaks.

The article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2015, Volume 26, Issue 1.

publication year
2010 to 2019

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