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Renewable energy generation
Energy

Renewable energy generation

Flexibility and storage are what matters most

As COVID-19 hit the world, energy demand declined, and electricity generation was more than ever dominated by renewable energy sources. More flexibility in demand and different types of storage are what matters most as the share of renewable energy generation grows.

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Source: VITO
Making wastewater clean
ICTWater

Making wastewater clean

Artificial Intelligence helps detect toxic substances

European scientists are using photonics to develop a laser system to detect and trace toxic substances in wastewater. Using Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, this system will be able to continuously monitor water in a live setting with no need for sampling or preparation.

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Source: Water Technology
Fragile food systems
FoodICT

Fragile food systems

Accelerating the move to digital technologies

Digital technologies and networks have the ability to help fragile food systems navigate through troubling times. Examples in Peru, Kenya and Uruguay show how collecting, using and analysing massive amounts of machine-readable data can help transform our food systems.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Energy resilience
Energy

Energy resilience

It’s about more than just the money

We should be careful not to define the value of energy resilience in money terms only. Four concrete examples demonstrate how decision makers leading an energy storage project can choose to do energy justice to low-income communities.

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Source: GreenBiz
Cities and infrastructure
ClimateEnergyWater

Cities and infrastructure

3 inspiring places putting nature first

Smart green cities can protect nature, create millions of jobs and trillions of additional revenues or savings by 2030. Find out how 3 inspiring places put nature first, designing energy-neutral buildings, protecting coastal communities against flooding or securing water supply.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Food supply chains
Food

Food supply chains

Technology helps consumers to get more engaged

COVID-19 got more people thinking about food supply chains than ever before, presenting a chance for consumers to push companies to illuminate the invisible parts. This can be done with existing technology such as blockchain, chemical footprinting and drones.

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Source: The Conversation
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