Why and How Universities should lead the way to Carbon Neutrality

University scientists have been warning for decades that we need to reduce our carbon emissions. They have discovered the mechanisms behind global warming, calculated the limits of our planet and developed solutions for how to continue in a sustainable fashion. Hence, you would expect universities to be leaders of sustainability already, showing us how their…

‘Significant opportunities’ for low-carbon cities

Switching to a low-carbon economy offers cities ‘significant economic opportunities’, an assessment says. Low-carbon markets was worth US $33bn (£26bn) to London’s economy, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) says in its latest report. The report, It takes a city: the case for collaborative climate action, added that the cities spread over 89 nations had identified…

Smart District Heating in Sweden

A new district heating network in Sweden is based on a digital control system that allows for what its developers call virtual energy storage in buildings. A control system manages the heat network, co-ordinating production and distribution with consumption through real-time analysis. Stored heat can be redistributed across the network, reducing peak load. ‘Through intelligent…

The Hot Flush Draining You of Heat … Plug it (in).

I have written before about the opportunities for extracting energy from rivers, heat pumps etc and connecting them to heat networks at small and large scales. This article, written by Laura Piccinini as part of her Master project at EPFL Lausanne has been published today in the excellent The Conversation. Take a look at the…