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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.