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European Sustainable Energy Week aims to raise awareness

A series of activities aimed at supporting initiatives to create sustainable energy have been the focus of European Sustainable Energy Week
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Delivering flexible and secure energy solutions

Dom Barton, of Metropolitan Infrastructure Limited explores the national challenge to deliver sustainable, affordable and secure energy solutions

The key to sustainable growth is in the oceans

Often seen as one of the most overstretched resources, the seas offer one of the best avenues for sustainable growth if utilised correctly
Denmark sets ambitious targets for climate and energy policy

Denmark sets ambitious targets for climate and energy policy

Lars Christian Lilleholt, Minister for Energy, Utilities and Climate, reveals how Denmark will fight climate change and emissions via a new energy policy
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Improving building sector energy efficiency across the EU

The European Commission is promoting smart buildings and building sector energy efficiency as part of its recently announced 2030 strategy The recent adoption of the European Commission’s 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package, at the end of November 2016, has been greatly publicised and has broadly confirmed the EU’s leading role...
swindon solar park to power recycling plant

Swindon solar park to power household waste recycling centre

A new Swindon solar park will generate income for the Borough Council as well as fuelling its ambitious renewable energy targets Building work has started at Barnfield Solar Park, Swindon, which will be connected directly to the town’s household waste recycling centre. The solar farm is set to save considerable...
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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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Foodborne, waterborne, and zoonotic disease in the Canadian North

Dr. Sherilee Harper and Dr. Ashlee Cunsolo look at the need for integrated environment and health surveillance for foodborne, waterborne, and zoonotic disease in the Canadian North

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...
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Sustainable Sweden

Open Access Government looks at how Sweden is aiming to become a sustainable nation, highlighting the government’s key environmental priorities Sweden has gone through something of a recycling revolution in the past decade. More than 99% of all household waste is recycled in one way or another – compared to...

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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Understanding thermal energy storage

Lindsay Wright, Policy Engagement Manager at the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), outlines the potential for thermal energy storage in the UK Thermal energy storage uses different technologies to collect heat for future use, whether that’s hours, days, or even months later. This can happen at building, district, town or regional...
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Managing the transition to a sustainable energy future

There are five major challenges in transitioning to a sustainable energy future. First, scale; the energy system must supply adequate energy to meet the needs of the expected global population growth over the next century. Second, availability; our current energy system is largely dependent on finite, non-renewable energy resources...
Integrated farming delivers sustainable farming

Integrated farming delivers sustainability

Patrick Wrixon, President of the European Initiative for Sustainable Development in Agriculture (EISA) gives thought to integrated farming and its positive impact on the environment With global population growth, increased focus on addressing food security and concerns about environmental impact and biodiversity loss, it is essential that farming systems are...
A renaissance of cities – sustainable Germany

A renaissance of cities – sustainable Germany

Dr Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building & Nuclear Safety in Germany gives an overview of how her country is making ‘cities of the future’. Compared to Tokyo, the world’s largest metropolis with 36 million inhabitants, Germany’s largest city Berlin, with a population of 3.5 million, seems downright...

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