Households and industry in the EU each cause approximately a quarter of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The two sectors were largely responsible for the emissions increase in 2010, together leading to an additional 90 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent compared to 2009.
A recent study of word usage in popular literature documented how the usage of certain words related to climate change has risen and fallen over the past two centuries. Understanding how word usage affects public acceptance of science could lead to better science communication and a more informed public.
A revolutionary device developed by engineers at The University of Manchester and EPL Composite Solutions Ltd. could dramatically increase the capacity of the UK's electricity network, enabling rapid increases in renewable generation and lower bills for consumers.
In contrast to climate change, there is no coordinated global system in place for measuring and reporting on biodiversity change or loss. An international team of biologists is now addressing this gap.
The 'Novel E-MObility Grid Model NEMO' project, part of the ERA-NET Plus programme electromobility+, aims on managing the power grid within the key dimension "strategic research on technical dimensions of the recharging, storage and distribution systems".
A Swiss Re report investigates how the global energy mix will take shape and the impact of sustainable energy sources on climate change. The report uses a scenario-based approach to outline possible energy futures and provides a framework for decision-making.
More than 140 countries have agreed on the first global treaty to cut mercury pollution through a blacklist of household items and new controls on power plants and small-scale mines, the United Nations said on Saturday.
In a remarkable feat, scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of 20.4% for converting sunlight into electricity.
New research from a global group of scientists and engineers, including from the University of Southampton, supports the use of tidal power, which has the potential to provide more than 20 per cent of the UK's electricity demand.