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Lightweight solar has the power to transform society

Extending the reach of affordable solar energy will have both environmental and societal benefits says Dr. Geoff J. Nesbitt, CEO, Verditek
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UK makes £102 million investment into energy research

The announcement of a new energy revolution research consortium completes the UK's £102 million investment into new local energy, part of the government's modern Industrial Strategy

£20 million boost for business innovators powering the UK’s hydrogen economy

New funding awarded to investigate the development of a low cost, low carbon hydrogen for industry, buildings and transport and to help create hundreds of clean industry jobs
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The priorities of the U.S. Energy Department

Open Access Government charts the history of the U.S. Energy Department and some of its present-day priorities, including clean energy and solar manufacturing

Let’s be honest: gas and oil are not going anywhere, anytime soon

Danny Pay, Director of Maximus Green outlines energy efficiency towards gas and oil is a realistic approach to going ‘green’ for all applications

A fusion future

Laban Coblentz, Head of Communication, ITER gives an absorbing insight into all things fusion and the future of fusion energy
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UK and Canada lead global alliance to phase out coal

The UK and Canada have led a global alliance of 20 countries promising to phase out coal in a bid to switch to cleaner energy
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The most reliable energy sources

Gas providers Flogas weigh up the best options for reliable energy and explore how different sources compare in performance and environmental impact
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Entrepreneurial opportunities in fusion energy development

Dr. Y. C. Francis Thio and Dr. F. Douglas Witherspoon turn the spotlight on how lower-cost pathways to fusion energy can be attractive to investors
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Catholic Church set to make huge divestment from fossil fuels

The Catholic Church has pledged to make a huge divestment from fossil fuels in a record move honouring St Francis of Assisi
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Scientists design organic battery to power medical implants

Scientists in Belfast have designed a flexible organic battery which could revolutionise how medical implants are powered and remove patient discomfort Devices like pacemakers could be powered by the new organic battery, which is flexible and lasts three times longer than current medical batteries as well as being made of...

A SmartNet for a cleaner energy system

Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico’s Gianluigi Migliavacca highlights how the EU-funded project SmartNet can help to manage the so-called ‘energy transition’
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Climate protection: Investing in a low-carbon Europe

Investment in climate protection is vital to overcome environmental challenges. Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director, European Environment Agency explains Our climate is changing. We must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to limit the rate of climate change, and at the same time, take measures that help us prepare for current and future...
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Clear trajectory for Canada’s clean energy strategy

By accelerating the transition to renewables, Canada’s clean energy strategy is charting a clear course, as Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr sets out here When most people think of Canada’s energy resources, they are likely to think about our vast stores of oil and gas. What they might not realise...
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EU to lead clean energy transition with new climate package

The European Commission has unveiled a raft of measures designed to secure the EU as a leader of the clean energy transition The European Union will phase out coal subsidies and cut energy use by 30% before the end of the next decade, under 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' proposals unveiled...

Sustainable Energy & Utility Model Metropolitan, Brookfield Utilities UK

Brookfield Utilities UK (‘BUUK’) is part of Brookfield Asset Management, an NYSE and Toronto top 500 listed global investor in infrastructure founded in 1899 with $186bn assets under management. BUUK is the UK’s leading provider of energy and multi-utility infrastructure, making c2,500 new utility connections each week. BUUK has...

Lower bills and healthier homes

Maria Wardrobe, Director of External Affairs at National Energy Action outlines the importance of tackling fuel poverty in the UK Fuel poverty remains a bigger killer across the UK than road accidents, alcohol or drug abuse combined. In our UK Fuel Poverty Monitor 2014-2015, we estimated that in addition to 125,000...

Transforming Europe’s energy system

Research and innovation could accelerate Europe’s energy transformation, as outlined by EU Commissioner for Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete in a speech at the SET-Plan Conference A rapidly changing energy and climate landscape require a realignment in the way we work. That is why the vision we have for the SET-Plan...

Agriculture and climate change

Agriculture both contributes to, and is affected by climate change. The EU needs to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions from agriculture and adapt its food-production system to cope. But, climate change is only one of many pressures on agriculture, The European Environment Agency explains further Faced with growing global demand and...

Living with geo-resources and geo-hazards

Two of the key strategic topics on the European Committee’s Horizon 2020 Roadmap revolve around geo-resources and geo-hazards, and their impact on societal and economic development. On the way towards a better policy for sustainable geo-resources production – such as oil, gas, geothermal energy and groundwater, as well as...

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