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By relying on district heating combined with heat and power production, municipalities in Sweden power their cities from renewable energy sources.
Extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall, storms, floods or forest fires can considerably damage roads, railways, communication systems and power lines. Now, researchers within the EU-funded RAIN project—due to be ...
All over Europe cities and towns strive to become climate smart. They revamp their energy districts, step-by-step, while looking across borders to learn from best practice.
Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building: the technological challenges involved are far greater.
African swine fever, or ASF, is a viral disease that kills almost every pig it infects and is likened to Ebola. It gained a foothold in Georgia in 2007, when contaminated pig meat landed from a ship from South-East Africa ...
Bioplastics take on traditional petrochemical plastics in food packaging, with some challenges.
One of the biggest challenges of retrofitting projects is to make them attractive to residents. Now, one of them, the EU-funded project R2CITIES, is analysing the initial first feedback received from residents of the Cuatro ...
A holistic approach is necessary to successfully plan and construct energy efficient buildings. But implementing best practices elsewhere is not a straightforward task.
Monitoring so-called key performance indicators enables engineers to evaluate whether a newly erect building is as energy efficient as originally planned.
Choosing novel bread for its nutritious value without losing the attractiveness of white bread, is now possible thanks to European research