Energy


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The Chinese dilemma of waste-to-energy plants

Author | Jaime Ramos The urban growth projection for the coming decades brings with it new challenges. One of these is the issue of how to manage the waste that is generated, which is increasing at an alarming rate and particularly in specific areas of the planet. Storing and recycling waste are ...
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How data is helping in the energy transition

Author | Esther Fuldauer The only way to slow climate change will be by changing our energy system. But there are many financial, social and technical hurdles which must first be overcome when transitioning from using energy from fossil fuels to clean renewable sources. In the path of energy transition, being overly ...

Recovering energy from traffic: positive energy roads

Author | Tania Alonso There are over 1.2 billion registered vehicles worldwide. In the US alone, the road network exceeds six million kilometres in total length. And it is also estimated that, on average, roads worldwide are occupied by vehicles 10% of the time. Positive energy roads try to convert the magnitude ...