Smart Cities & Buildings

New JRC report: Untapping multiple benefits: hidden values in environmental and building policies

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has recently published an important new research study on how we can untap the multi benefits from improved energy efficiency in our buildings policies.   The untapped / hidden benefits of environmental policies are huge. This piece of research showcases and places a monetary value on the added benefits to our health, society and the…

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How will energy look in 2030? My 10 predictions for the next 10 years!
Smart Cities & Buildings

How will energy look in 2030? My 10 predictions for the next 10 years!

  How will energy look in 2030? My 10 predictions for the next 10 years!   Predictions are fun aren’t they? Deep down you know even your boldest shot will be wrong - but that doesn't stop us…

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Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world
E-Mobility, Mobility & Public Transport

Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows. Reports have questioned whether electric cars really are…

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Zero waste system: Rebuilding capital for a circular economy
Waste & Waste Water Management

Zero waste system: Rebuilding capital for a circular economy

Innovative zero waste projects in the public and private sectors provide an important opportunity to build local circular economies while avoiding serious environmental harm from plastic pollution and…

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Taking control of the energy transition… 5 ways our cities can tame the energy beast!
Smart Cities & Buildings

Taking control of the energy transition… 5 ways our cities can tame the energy beast!

The energy transition presents cities with unprecedented challenges in planning for the future. Electric Vehicles place an exponential demand on electricity infrastructure, gas is being potentially…

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An initiative to establish battery cell production in Germany and Europe
E-Mobility, Mobility & Public Transport

An initiative to establish battery cell production in Germany and Europe

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in Germany describes a European initiative to establish battery cell production in Germany and Europe, which includes comment from the Economic…

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China is investing $13 trillion in construction. Will it pursue zero carbon buildings?
Building Energy Management

China is investing $13 trillion in construction. Will it pursue zero carbon buildings?

China is in the midst of a construction mega-boom. The country has the largest buildings market in the world, making up 20% of all construction investment globally. And it’s only set to grow: China is…

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Moving hydrogen from hype to hope
Logistic, Transport & Freight

Moving hydrogen from hype to hope

“I see a pivotal role for hydrogen,” in Europe’s efforts to achieve its climate goals, said Frans Timmermans. And up jumped the crowd in a rare standing ovation for a climate commissioner. Hydrogen is…

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Dubai announces that 25% of its buildings will be 3D printed in 2030
Smart Cities & Buildings

Dubai announces that 25% of its buildings will be 3D printed in 2030

Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing is about to change the way buildings are constructed, at least in Dubai, that is. This United Arab Emirates city recently announced a 3D printing strategy to…

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The future of flight – Three energy futures (electric, hydrogen or just less?)
Logistic, Transport & Freight

The future of flight – Three energy futures (electric, hydrogen or just less?)

In my blog on the future of energy I made a very bold statement about he future of flight being cut by 50% by 2030. A lot of comments on the article informed me I was probably wrong – and this got me…

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