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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

20 April 2016
Energy
Reducing the cost of wind energy for a renewable futureReducing the cost of wind energy for a renewable future

A 100% renewable energy scenario is possible in Europe, but to achieve it we need to make offshore wind more competitive and start redesigning our energy systems, says world expert Brian Vad Mathiesen

20 April 2016
Energy
The Social Life of BricksThe Social Life of Bricks

A celebrity in the materials world, Mark Miodownik dreams of colour-changing walls and looks at the future of renewable buildings

19 April 2016
Energy
New erosion protection for offshore wind turbinesNew erosion protection for offshore wind turbines

Danish Researchers have developed an innovative coating system which significantly increases the performance of offshore wind turbine blades.

11 April 2016
Energy
How to measure the quality of life in smart cities?How to measure the quality of life in smart cities?

From the Internet of Things to the Internet of “meaningful” Things. Nowadays several indicators aim to quantify the smartness of our cities. Next step will be to create a thermometer of citizens’ perception of well-being

22 March 2016
Bioeconomy
Preventing “oceans of plastic soup”Preventing “oceans of plastic soup”

Research on biodegradable plastics is a leap toward prevention

15 March 2016
Environment
Climate change and extreme weather events: is Europe ready?Climate change and extreme weather events: is Europe ready?

The damage and threats caused by extreme weather events have become more varied in different regions across Europe and worldwide in recent years. 

14 March 2016
Energy
Turkey's solar market has started 'teething'Turkey's solar market has started 'teething'

Although in its infancy, solar energy generation in Turkey has a promising outlook

14 March 2016
Energy
Power of the Sun. Dirt cheapPower of the Sun. Dirt cheap

In a world hungry for energy, top scientist Michael Grätzel hopes to make solar cells more affordable by copying photosynthesis

29 February 2016
Energy
Far East competition boosts investment in energy efficiencyFar East competition boosts investment in energy efficiency

The Turkish case of a big company facing the challenge of cost-cutting and environmental impact