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20 June 2016
Energy
Fashion “detox” catwalks - Towards sustainable textile productionFashion “detox” catwalks - Towards sustainable textile production

Many companies in the textile sector are investing in more sustainable production methods as a way to save energy, reduce costs and limit environmental impact

17 June 2016
Energy
Gone with the wind farms – Six of the world’s top offshore arrays in picturesGone with the wind farms – Six of the world’s top offshore arrays in pictures

Offshore wind turbines play an increasingly important role in renewable power generation. More than 3,000 megawatts of new offshore wind power capacity was connected to the grid during 2015 in Europe, up 108% on 2014

13 June 2016
Environment
Bracing for summer thunderstormsBracing for summer thunderstorms

Railways and public transport systems are particularly vulnerable to thunderstorms. But early warning remains a challenge, which makes it hard for operators to take adequate measures

09 June 2016
Energy
Saving energy through a user-friendly experienceSaving energy through a user-friendly experience

The ingredients of good user experience of highly energy efficient buildings: a pinch of empowerment and a sprinkling of knowledge about the building’s features

26 May 2016
Energy
Energy crowdfunding: the new way to boost renewablesEnergy crowdfunding: the new way to boost renewables

Millions of euros have been crowdfunded in four years to finance small and medium renewable energy projects. And there is still potential to be developed

25 May 2016
Energy
Cyber attacks – Are smart cities safer or more vulnerable?Cyber attacks – Are smart cities safer or more vulnerable?

Does technology expose cities more to terrorist attacks? We asked urban technology expert Francis Pisani

24 May 2016
Bioeconomy
A low-energy formula for safeguarding foodA low-energy formula for safeguarding food

We’ve already written about the HPT technique for processing food which combines high pressure with temperature. Now we’ve chased the food industries that are testing this innovative technology to understand if it can be applied on a large scale

18 May 2016
Energy
The small wind turbines you’ll want in your back yardThe small wind turbines you’ll want in your back yard

A European Commission strategic plan wants to see 20% penetration of wind energy throughout the EU by 2020. The growing trend for decentralised energy generation by home and business owners could help meet this target using small and medium turbines. But they continue to divide opinion due to noise and health concerns

16 May 2016
Energy
Green buildings: is the market ready to pay more for them?Green buildings: is the market ready to pay more for them?

Certifications for sustainable construction materials and buildings are amply available. But to what extent is the market ready to invest in them?

26 April 2016
Environment
The cost of blackouts in EuropeThe cost of blackouts in Europe

Assessing the social and economic impact of power outages caused by extreme weather helps decision makers and grid operators in Europe take adequate measures to ensure future power supply