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02 February 2016
Bioeconomy
Resilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agricultureResilient seeds - Nurturing the future of agriculture

Climate change and man-made events put global food security at risk. But researching how plants produce seeds and evolve could help us find new ways to ensure food security

01 February 2016
Energy
COP 21 wave - Towards a new era in the green construction sectorCOP 21 wave - Towards a new era in the green construction sector

The impacts of the Paris Agreement on green business environment: The role of the private and public sectors, the effects in terms of legislative & legal frameworks and possible benefits for novel construction materials

28 January 2016
Energy
Energy efficient renovations. Understanding how homeowners make decisionsEnergy efficient renovations. Understanding how homeowners make decisions

Bundling green measures into general renovations could be key to improving efficiency in Europe’s existing residential building stock

21 January 2016
Health
Is it a real food allergy?Is it a real food allergy?

Over recent years we have been witnessing  a significant increase in food intolerances and allergy. But when is it really an allergy? Is it possible to prevent by intervening in the very first few months of life?

19 January 2016
Energy
Wind energy costs approach nonrenewable levelsWind energy costs approach nonrenewable levels

Wind energy and other renewables can now supply electricity at highly cost effective levels — and it’s happened so rapidly that public perception is yet to catch up

21 December 2015
Energy
A hundred percent greener outlook for cities in TurkeyA hundred percent greener outlook for cities in Turkey

Endowed with renewable resources, such as wind, sun, geothermal and hydro, the country is still relying on coal and other fossil fuels to produce its energy. Forward-looking public policies could make the difference and lead to sustainable and less polluted urban areas in the coming decades

15 December 2015
Environment
The sun is shining… Let’s prepare for severe weather!The sun is shining… Let’s prepare for severe weather!

To mitigate the effects of extreme weather events adequate warning systems and preparation are important

14 December 2015
Energy
Biomass: a green source of energy?Biomass: a green source of energy?

A wider use of waste and an accurate evaluation of the context are crucial to improving the sustainability of one of the most important sources of renewable energy in Europe

04 December 2015
Energy
Smart grid: A grid suitable for renewable energySmart grid: A grid suitable for renewable energy

How smart can the electricity grid be? Opportunities will open for European citizens with more and more renewables on the European electricity system

03 December 2015
Energy
When public buildings get smart: new technologies and tailor-made solutions for usersWhen public buildings get smart: new technologies and tailor-made solutions for users

From thermally activated technologies to personalised microclimates, researchers look for new ways to save energy and increase comfort in public buildings