Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Harvesting Solar Energy in Chernobyl’s Radioactive Wasteland

22 Aug , 2016  

Chernobyl’s Atomic Wasteland May Be Reborn With Solar Energy Bloomberg, July 26, 2016 Ukraine’s looking toward the sun to put a radioactive wasteland back into business. Thirty years after atomic fallout from the Chernobyl meltdown rendered an area the size of Luxembourg uninhabitable for centuries, Ukraine is seeking investors to develop solar power near the […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

European Industrial Plants Identify Savings Opportunities

12 May , 2016  

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Commission warmly welcomes benefits of industrial insulation Euractiv, May 12, 2016. Image credit: MichaelGaida Energy audits at 180 industrial plants revealed that they were missing out on savings of more than 750,000 MWH/year. The audits found that insulation could bring reductions of 500,000 tonnes of global warming CO2 to the plants. That is roughly equivalent to […]

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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Building Blocks for Net Zero Cities

22 Feb , 2016  

Smart digital platform to boost energy efficiency in cities CORDIS, February 17, 2016. Image credit: karanja The platform, designed for city planners, industry and energy stakeholders, assesses and maps buildings’ energy behaviour, and can also remotely control public street lighting. The platform has already succeeded in cutting energy use in several cities across Europe where it […]

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