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What the energy future has in store for us?

Due to its rapid technological development as well as its strong installed power capacity growth, renewable energy is on every ...

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How to store green energy to power the world

Would you also love a world where all our "hunger" for energy was covered by Wind and Solar Power - and ...

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Renewable energy and good risk management practices

The world over, industrial sector growth and economic expansion have put tremendous strain on fossil fuel resources and the environment ...

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Advancing Sustainable Energy Solutions

The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus once said: "change is the only constant in life." Proof of this can be seen all ...

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Challenging a universal truth. Fat or fraud?

You may remember my blog earlier this year which introduced the idea that what we see in our food pyramids ...

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Let's insure for the absence of wind!

Hurricanes are impressive, nobody will deny that. I confess, they make me feel meaningful, too. When I talk about hurricanes ...

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Solar Impulse 2: The Wings of Clean Energy

"For this fragile Solar Impulse aircraft we need, let's say, perfection." Being an engineer myself, this statement by Wim ...

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Fondue, deconstructed.

It is as Swiss as it gets. An acquired taste for some. For the uninitiated, fondue might just seem like ...

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Does healthy eating cost you more?

24 years ago tomorrow, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and World Health Organisation (WHO) created World Diabetes Day held each ...

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Are potato chips the new cigarette?

Last spring, a colleague and I had just wrapped up another day at a joint claims and underwriting audit in ...

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"Earth Hour is nothing but an ineffective feel-good event"

In his recent USA Today article Bjorn Lomborg states that "Earth Hour" is nothing but an "ineffective feel-good event". Lomborg ...

STORY URL: Lomborg: Earth Hour just a feel-good campaign
Instead, give light to the 1.3 billion people who still live without electricity.

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Europe’s energy transition is in your hands!

Europe’s energy transition could be in worse shape indeed. While it is not certain whether the EU will meet ...

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Wind Energy as an Alternative for the Future

All over the world there is an increased acceptance of the dreary fact that the fossil reserves will come to ...

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Wind power can fight hurricanes, but what about big oil?

I came across an intriguing idea the other day. It seems brilliant in its simplicity, effectively knocking over two big ...

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Of mom and meat

"Well it doesn't make sense to have Thanksgiving dinner without the turkey so I just won't cook." Her ...

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