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Small changes in behaviour can have a big impact on the energy transition

December 5, 2019

“Collectively, we have more impact than one might think. On a European level, even small changes in behaviour will have a big impact. Several countries still rely on fossil fuels,… Read more

Energy-storage-as-a-service key to cutting carbon emissions

October 29, 2019

Reforming our energy system is one of the most important measures to mitigate climate change. Energy storage is an important aspect of this. Globally, only 3% of power capacity is… Read more

Full electrification within our reach – and affordable

June 12, 2019

Electrification of transport and industry is a central element in achieving a pathway compatible with the 1.5°C-target stated in the Paris Agreement. Some of the costs will have to be… Read more

Re-use of energy – a key to reducing carbon emissions

April 24, 2019

Fuel consumption for electricity together with heat production and fugitive fuel losses account for more than half of EU-wide greenhouse gas emissions. Many countries are investing in renewable energy sources… Read more

How do we become 100 percent renewable?

March 27, 2019

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has confirmed that the most severe effects of global warming can be avoided if action is taken now. Air pollution is one… Read more

Greater reliance on electricity combined with more frequent extreme weather poses risk to society

January 30, 2019

Powerful storms are the most likely cause of both relatively prolonged and geographically widespread disruption in the electricity supply. There are, of course, backup systems in place for essential functions… Read more

Cities are poorly equipped for increased extremes in the weather

October 30, 2018

According to the European Environment Agency EEA, global warming will cause extreme weather conditions to become more powerful and increasingly common. At the same time, the UN Climate Panel IPCC… Read more

Air and noise pollution ever-growing problems

August 28, 2018

There are many benefits to living in an urban area, but also drawbacks. Urban residents are often exposed to harmful levels of noise and air pollution resulting in lower life… Read more

E-commerce about to reshape our cities

June 14, 2018

With e-commerce turnover increasing by 10-15 per cent per year, there is an ongoing structural shift in retail supply chains. From being a relatively predictable behaviour in respect to place… Read more

Investing in walking and cycling improves retail profitability

May 15, 2018

In many European cities, car traffic has been given priority over pedestrian and bicycle traffic. The latest Urban Insight report, Urban Mobility on a Human Scale – Promoting and Facilitating… Read more