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17 Oct The case for centres of excellence in sustainable building design

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2012
A report that presents the outcome of an exercise to establish the costs and benefits for the UK economy of creating a network of centres of excellence in integrated, sustainable design for construction.
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17 Oct Smart buildings – people and performance

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2013
The report of a roundtable meeting on the potential of Smart Buildings to help reduce energy use, enable supported living and provide valuable services.
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17 Oct GB Electricity capacity margin

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2013
A study undertaken at the request of the Prime Minister's Council for Science and Technology (CST) to explore whether the capacity margin of the GB electricity system could reach unacceptably low levels within this decade.
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17 Oct Wind energy: implications of large-scale deployment on the GB electricity system

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng)
2014
Academy produced a report that assesses the potential for wind energy to contribute to meeting the government's targets of providing 15% of the UK's energy from renewable sources by 2020 and cutting 80% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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17 Oct Future Energy Grid. Information and communication technology for the way towards a sustainable and economical energy system

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2012
Germany's change in energy policy can only succeed using smart grids. Germany wants to opt out of nuclear energy by 2022 and rapidly transition to renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. However, electricity production from these energy sources is sporadic by nature as wind and sun are not consistently available. The current energy grid is not designed for a large number of fluctuating energy sources, therefore these renewable energies can only be integrated into the electricity system on a large scale if the grid infrastructure and storage capacities are upgraded. Information communication technology (ICT) is essential for the future power supply. Energy technology and ICT merge together in a “smart grid”, in which the individual infrastructure components communicate with each other and the power consumption and generation intelligently adapt to each other.
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17 Oct Towards a financially viable transition to sustainable energy Efficient regulation for tomorrow’s energy system

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2012
The decision to initiate a transition to sustainable energy has brought about a paradigm shift in Germany's energy policy, with the German government targeting a complete overhaul of the energy supply system by 2050. The aim is for the lion's share of future electricity generation to be accounted for by renewables. This will only be possible with significant investment in the expansion of renewable energy generation capacity, backup capacity to guarantee security of supply and grid infrastructure development. This substantial challenge is set to become even greater now that phasing out nuclear power has once again become a priority for Germany.
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17 Oct Adaptation strategies in climate policy

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2012
An effective climate policy comprises both curbing climate change by reducing CO2 emissions (mitigation) and adapting to its impact (adaptation). Mitigation and adaption are complementary and not competitive policies. Consequently, whilst continuing to pursue global emissions reduction targets, Germany should also start adapting to and preparing for climate change.
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17 Oct Future Energy Grid. Migration to the Internet of Energy

National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech)
2012
EIT ICT Labs is a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) supported by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT). Our mission is to turn Europe into a global leader in Information and Com¬munication Technologies - ICT innovations. Sustainable energy sup¬ply, intelligent traffic management and increasing the quality of life are just some of the challenges that society, business and politics will face in the future. Innovative ICT technologies offer new ways of giv¬ing a much needed boost to finding alternative solutions. Education, Research and Business are three elements in the EIT ICT Labs “Knowledge Triangle” and key drivers of the knowledge-based society. EIT ICT Labs aims to create a new breed of innovators and entrepreneurs that can develop breakthrough ideas - supported all the way to the market.
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