Conservation, efficiency

A collection of Catalyst articles about conservation and efficiency.

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LED Lighting: a Bright Future

A Catalyst article about light emitting diodes and how they are more energy efficient than existing light bulbs which waste most of the energy they receive. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2003, Volume 13, Issue 3.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Electricity on Tap

A Catalyst article about the UK's extremely reliable electricity supply system generated in power stations which burn gas or coal, or use nuclear fuel. 

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2005, Volume 15, Issue 3.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Would You Be a CLEVER Driver?

A Catalyst article about the CLEVER car, which has been designed to be a compact, energy-efficient car.

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2007, Volume 18, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Energy-Efficient Lighting

A Catalyst article about how the society can decide whether energy-efficient lighting is good for the environment. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2007, Volume 18, Issue 2.

publication year
2000 - 2009

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Applying the Science

A Catalyst article about the role of environmental scientists working for a local authority. 

This article is from Catalyst: Secondary Science Review 2008, Volume 18, Issue 3.

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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Superconductors: Powering the Future, Probing the Past

A Catalyst article about the many uses of superconductors. 

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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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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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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Thermometry... a Hot Topic

In this Catalyst article, Mike Follows describes the surprising range of thermometers available to scientists today.

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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