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12 July 2016
Energy
Saving a Monster: Retrofitting of Social HousingSaving a Monster: Retrofitting of Social Housing

In Genoa, Italy, there are tenants who only pay as little as €50 in rent for a small apartment in a social housing estate, but this is only part of the story.

07 July 2016
Energy
Gauging public opinion on small wind turbinesGauging public opinion on small wind turbines

There are currently more than 900'000 small wind turbines in use worldwide and estimates suggest that could increase by 20 percent by 2020. But, there has been a lack of research on public opinion on these independent energy systems

05 July 2016
Bioeconomy
Which is more wholesome: wild or farmed fish?Which is more wholesome: wild or farmed fish?

Science gives us a heads-up for choosing at the counter and helps in the struggle to save the global fish stocks

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