It may be full of potential, but wind power is still a young industry with many design challenges that prevent it from scaling up. From an environmental perspective, how can designers and entrepreneurs lower the technology’s impact on local ecosystems?
The image above is a network visualisation of the energy sector in France. Or so at least claims Greenpeace France. It looks nice, it looks plausible but methodological it is poorly done and therefore creates the impression of a network where there may be non.
We're launching five exciting challenges linked to our Channel 4 series 'Home of the Future with E.ON' and are inviting you to join a nationwide online community to help generate fresh innovative ideas and help the UK save energy.
The Reinventing Energy Futures: Four Visions Map (PDF) is an invitation to explore four corners of possibility for the future of energy. It is a tool to make connections across a broad array of action domains where control over our resources will play out.
Instead of focusing on a moon-shot funded by the federal government, a look at America’s "energy innovation system" finds that a much more likely solution will come from marginal, local developments - and that’s where we should be investing.
A new EU-funded initiative is set to give the marine renewable energy sector a boost worth EUR 9 million. The MARINET ('Marine renewables infrastructure network') initiative will give companies access to test facilities in specialist marine renewable energy centres across Europe.