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Liquefaction - a new risk?

On February 22nd 2011 a magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck the city of Christchurch. From a seismological perspective it was ...

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We need energy independence

Renewable energy, our saviour! If only everyone was for renewable energy and used renewable energy then the world would be ...

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Profiling the risks in wind and solar

According to "Profiling the risks in wind and solar", a recently published study by CorSo Environmental & Commodity Markets and ...

STORY URL: Renewable energy risk management and the institutional investor | Swiss Re - Leading Global Reinsurer
Profiling the risks in wind and solar, a joint study by Swiss Re and Bloomberg...

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Solar breakthrough

Scientists in Delft have developed a simple technique for separating oxygen and hydrogen in water using sunlight. http://www.sciencedaily ...

STORY URL: Best of both worlds: Solar hydrogen production breakthrough
Using a simple solar cell and a photo anode made of a metal oxide, scientists have successfully stored nearly five percent of solar energy chemically in the form of hydrogen. This is a major feat ...

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Earthquakes 'top risk' for Turkey

Exceptional natural circumstances have led to earthquakes being identified as the number one business risk in for Turkish business leaders ...

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Cost of material inputs concern in China

The Lloyd’s Risk Index 2013 is based on a global survey of over 500 C-suite and board level executives ...

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Coal can shorten your life

If ever there ever was a reason to stop using fossil fuel, then it has to be this: Over decades ...

STORY URL: China's coal addiction 'shortens lives'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-23247803

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Solar Impulse: a dramatic finish

Solar Impulse finished its journey across the US this past weekend, but not without some drama. The crew discovered a ...

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Sustainable change in SA

While in South Africa, the Open Minds film team met with Davin Chown, Director of Genesis Eco-Energy. He spoke with ...

STORY URL: Davin Chown's Page
Davin Chown's Page on Africa Sustainable Energy & Environment Platform

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Piper Alpha after the fire

When the North Sea platform Piper Alpha exploded on 6 July 1988 killing 167 men, Brian Krause was given the ...

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The reality of urban resilience

In my last blog ( https://openminds.swissre.com/story/273/solutions-in-the-city), I explain why Swiss Re is supporting US city ...

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Extreme Oil Drilling

Our hundred year reliance on oil is at a turning point. The BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf ...

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What if we *never* run out of oil?

Fascinating article from The Atlantic that sheds light on an interesting question: What if we never run out of oil ...

STORY URL: What If We Never Run Out of Oil? - Charles C. Mann - The Atlantic
New technology and a little-known energy source suggest that fossil fuels may not be finite. This would be a miracle—and a nightmare.

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Renewable Energy - Start now!

The invisible grip that that black gold has over the world, cannot be summarized in a few words. The fact ...

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Natural Catastrophe risk in Italy

A short violent storm spawned large hail and a powerful tornado in the Emilia Romagna region in Northern Italy near ...

STORY URL: Huge tornado strikes northern Italy
Injuries reported as tornado leaves trail of destruction in northern Italy.

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