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NanoStreeM: Final outcomes and perspectives – nanomaterials and risk

Here, Dr Dimiter Prodanov from IMEC explains the final outcomes and perspectives of the NanoStreeM project, including comments on nanomaterials and risk.
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UK salaries in renewable energy sector on the rise

In 2013, a survey found that salaries within the renewable energy industry were growing at a faster rate than oil and gas sectors.
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What are the current reverse climate change ideas in the EU?

Here, we touch upon the purpose of EUSEW and explore some new technologies and innovations that are happening in Europe, to stop and reverse climate change.
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24 million jobs to open up by 2030 to support a greener economy

A report produced by the ILO flagship, suggests that 24 million jobs will be created globally by 2030 as we move towards a greener economy.

A fusion future

Laban Coblentz, Head of Communication, ITER gives an absorbing insight into all things fusion and the future of fusion energy
Tories promise energy cap as part of election manifesto

Tories promise energy cap as part of election manifesto

The 2017 snap General Election sees ongoing debate as the Tories push to include an energy cap in their manifesto
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Lincolnshire street lighting project enters final phase

Work to introduce more cost-effective Lincolnshire street lighting is continuing in and around Boston, Skegness and Mablethorpe over the next few months Lincolnshire County Council is proceeding with the final phase of a project to save £1.7 million from its annual street lighting budget of £5m. It is not the...

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...

Competition in connections

Competition in electricity connections is integral to the market; here James Veaney, Head of Electricity Connections and Constraint Management at Ofgem tells Editor Laura Evans why Connecting homes and businesses to the electricity grid is a great responsibility. That role belongs to Distribution Network Operators (DNOs), located across Great Britain....
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How much does it cost to save the world?

Georgina Dowling, Associate at Ramboll UK outlines the importance of investment in infrastructure to help tackle climate change In December, 195 nations reached a landmark agreement ‘to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2°C and to drive efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5°C...

E3-Modelling research finds first-mover advantage for the European Union as frontrunner in climate action

In Paris, delegates from the 196 UN parties met in December 2015 to negotiate a global climate agreement. Countries accounting for roughly a quarter of global emissions met the March deadline to provide targets for Curbing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) while at the same time some of the leading...

COP21 – a historic agreement but the real work starts now

Petr Zahradník, Lutz Ribbe and Isabel Caño Aguilar members of the European Economic and social committee (EESC) highlight the key role of civil society in driving the low-carbon economy transition The Paris COP21 has led to a historic agreement to hold the increase in the global temperature to well below...
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Engineering a cleaner future for UK fossil fuels

Leadership and clear decisions are needed to drive cleaner energy infrastructure forward, according to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Dr Jenifer Baxter As we near the UN Climate Change talks in Paris later this month, the focus is quite rightly turning to how we reduce the impact of global warming...

Realising the CCS Ambition

Judith Shapiro, Policy and Communications Manager at The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA) asks whether the government will consider CCS in the 2015 Energy Bill When this publication last looked at CCS, the new Conservative majority government had just been elected. In the months since this government has been in...

Power On Connections – self service is great news for customers

Finally, following years of lobbying, Ofgem has introduced legislative changes that will change the face of Competition in Electricity Connections forever, finally creating a truly competitive and open market that will offer customers improved service and reduced costs. These changes have the potential to revolutionise the customer experience by allowing...
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Maintaining momentum in the North Sea

There is plenty of life left in the North Sea oil and gas industry, insists UK Minister of State for Energy, Andrea Leadsom MP The oil and gas industry is an essential part of the Government’s plans to provide a secure, reliable energy source to UK homes for decades to...

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...

Volcanic hazard assessment and risk management

The impact of a natural event such as a volcanic eruption can significantly disrupt human life. The long periods of quiescence that are quite common in many volcanic areas often lead to a fall in vigilance whose consequences may include a lack of preparation for dealing with a volcanic...

Let us take stock of our situation regarding Earth’s climate

1. Climate change is not a hoax. It is real and is happening now. The global average temperature is steadily increasing and there is no doubt that the most significant cause of this warming is the increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. 2. There is an overwhelming scientific consensus that...
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Mountains and Climate Change

It is well known that the current rate of warming in response to increasing ‘greenhouse-gas’ concentrations (e.g. CO2) is amplified at high latitudes and with increasing elevation in mountains. This rapid warming has important implications for ecosystems, human activities, and alpine biota. Linked to this warming are a glacial...

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