Energy Vectors (English version)

17 Oct Energy Vectors (English version)

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2012 Editions Le Manuscrit 2012 Energy procurement/uses, influenced by oil prices and climate change, may differ in different countries. These influences continue but time-scales change (e.g. for peak oil and gas). The Fukushima accident has shaken confidence into...
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17 Oct NATURAL GAS Essential for Ireland’s Future Energy Security

Irish Academy of Engineering (IAE) 2018 Natural gas plays a critical role in Ireland’s energy mix and economy. Gas provides around 30% of Ireland’s total primary energy and generates about 50% of Ireland’s electricity. Many industries and homes in Ireland depend on gas for heating....
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17 Oct Impact of ICT on world energy consumption – and carbon footprints (Report only in French)

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2015 EDP Sciences, 2015 The report analyses the impact of ICT’s worldwide energy consumption and greenhouse-gas emissions, considering the impacts generated by the operation of its various hardware and infrastructure, and the savings it spawns in other areas...
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01 Oct Recommendations for an AI Strategy in Switzerland

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) October 2019 Authors: Alessandro Curioni, Lukas Czornomaz, Joachim Buhmann, Ernst Hafen, Manuel Kugler, Hervé Bourlard, Jana Koehler, Matthias Kaiserswerth, Anika Schumann Main themes: artificial intelligence Digital transformation is radically reshaping almost every aspect of our society. The explosion of...
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08 Août Factsheet Bioplastics

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) August 2019 Authors: Roger Marti, Hans-Peter Meyer, Manfred Zinn Main themes: plastic, bioplastic, biopolymers Nature of publication: factsheet The first plastic, invented in the second half of the 19th century, was celluloid, produced from nitrocellulose and camphor. Bakelite was...
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08 Juil Methane – where does it come from, what is its impact on the climate? (Report only in French)

National Academy of Technologies of France (NATF) 2014 EDP Sciences 2014 Strong variations of atmospheric concentrations of the potent greenhouse gas methane have accompanied glacial and interglacial periods – influencing timetable and magnitude of past and present climate changes. The report describes and analyses natural...
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08 Juil Belgian Research in the European Context

Belgium Academies (ARB) 2009 This report on the state of Belgian research in the European context is the result of an initiative of BACAS, the Belgian Royal Academy Council for Applied Science. It is aimed at providing elements of reflection in the area of science...
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08 Juil Manifesto The de-industrialization of Europe There’s no more time to lose!

Belgium Academies (ARB) 2010 This report was compiled by a group of members of the “Technology & Society” section of the “Académie royale de Belgique” to express their alarm at the decline of industrial activity in numerous European countries as well as the social consequences...
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08 Mai Technology Outlook 2019

Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW) May 2019 Authors: Claudia Schärer et al. Main themes: early identification, technology Nature of publication: study One of the SATW’s key missions is the early identification of new, possibly disruptive technologies that will become relevant for Switzerland’s economy and...
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01 Jan Digitalisation for increased competitiveness

Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering (IVA) 2019 Digitalisation as a phenomenon is creating a profound change in society both in Sweden and globally. IVA believes that a broad and insightful discussion is needed on the changes that digitalisation enables, as Sweden’s future prosperity will depend...
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