Renewable energies – Challenges along the way towards total supply

18 Oct Renewable energies – Challenges along the way towards total supply

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) 2011 Theoretically, renewable energies in Switzerland have sufficient potential to cover national demand. As yet, however, they play only a subordinate role. There is a need for research and development to lower costs. Wind and solar energy have the...
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18 Oct Industrial Biomass: Source of Chemicals, Materials, and Energy!

Belgium Academies (ARB) 2011 Biomass seemed a very promising resource for substituting fossil hydrocarbons as a renewable source of energy and as a sustainable raw material for various industrial sectors. However, during the first decade of the 21st century, competition between the use of biomass...
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18 Oct The Cost Effective Delivery of Essential Infrastructure

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2011 This report follows on from the earlier joint report by the Academy and Engineers Ireland on “Infrastructure for an island population of 8 million people” published in February 2010.  The report is framed within the context of the current...
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18 Oct Energy Policy and Economic Recovery; 2010 – 2015

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2011 The unprecedented economic crisis in Ireland has created circumstances that require a rapid and fundamental change in energy policy in order to support economic recovery.  A short term (five year) policy perspective is urgently required.  For the next five...
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18 Oct Infrastructure, Engineering and Climate Change Adaptation – ensuring services in an uncertain future

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2011 This study was an activity of the Engineering the Future partnership, carried out on behalf of Defra by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Institution of Mechanical...
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18 Oct Making green growth real: UK offshore wind supply chain

Royal Academy of Engineering (UK) (RAEng) 2011 To learn more about the opportunities and challenges for the UK’s offshore wind supply chain, The Royal Academy of Engineering gathered together leaders from across the industry – developers, suppliers, financiers, policymakers, port owners and education providers –...
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18 Oct From Water Technology to Green Growth

Danish Academy of Technical Sciences (ATV) 2011 What is needed in education, research and technological development to enhance the business potential for Danish companies within the water sector? ATV recommends a more intelligent and long-term management of water challenges. This can contribute to growth, sustainability...
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18 Oct Wind-power: can it be the energy for the 21st century?

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2009 Given the oil price increase and climate evolution issues, the wind-power is of a renewed strong interest. Many countries are investing in this form of energy and the European Union has set ambitious objectives regarding it. With...
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18 Oct Carbon credits

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2009 This short opinion of the “Energy and Climate Change” Commission of the NATF emits 3 recommendations; 1. 80% of carbon credits exchanges take place in Europe and 20% in the Kyoto market, via the CDP (Clean Development...
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18 Oct Critical Infrastructure – Adaptation for Climate Change

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2009 This report addresses adaptation issues in three key infrastructural areas: water supply, flood alleviation, and energy infrastructure. It is based on inputs from leading specialists in these fields and the deliberations of a symposium, held in Dublin Castle on...
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