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Interview with Prof. Stuart Haszeldine on increasing carbon storage capacity

"50 Million tonnes of carbon storage capacity is welcome but it needs to be double that - we're already 50 years late on a 50 year problem", says Stuart Haszeldine, Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage Director and Professor of Carbon Capture and Storage at the University of Edinburgh (UK). Professor Haszeldine has over 35 years’ ...

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Technological vulnerabilities that threaten the European Union’s ‘Open Strategic Autonomy’ and the EU’s response

According to expert Dr Alice Pannier, 'Strategic Autonomy' is also referred to as 'sovereignty', but it's 'open' in order to not undermine the openness of the EU economy: "If the EU has technological sovereignty, it will be able to act autonomously on the international stage rather than have to rely on foreign suppliers and potentially ...

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Renewable energy for urban areas: biogas – its possibilities and limitations

When talking about renewable energy, most people think about solar or wind power. However, other forms of energy are also renewable. Bioenergy for instance is energy extracted from biomass, and it includes both energy coming from direct combustion of biomass and liquid biofuels, as well as biogas from anaerobic digestion (also called methanisation). Could generating ...

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Nuclear energy: innovation and sustainability

Interview nuclear physics expert Prof. Bent Lauritzen "Nuclear energy will play a decisive role in a transition to a low carbon European economy", says nuclear physics expert Bent Lauritzen of the Technical University of Denmark. However, "continued research and development in nuclear energy provision will be decisive if the European nuclear industry is to regain ...

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ESMH Media Review – September 21, 2022

Energy policy, climate change and media freedom: check out the ESMH selection of 35 science and tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

ESMH Summer School 2022 Report

Reporting on climate change, a complex task: challenges and solutions

During the three days of the ESMH Summer School "Journalism and climate change: how to tell complex stories", journalists from different countries had a chance to learn about climate change reporting, its complexity and its main issues, but - above all - about possible solutions.   It all started with ... a chameleon, as Tim ...

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ESMH Media Review – March 30, 2022

Cybersecurity, energy and more on Ukraine: check out the ESMH selection of 27 science & tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Prof Michael Norton on burning wood as renewable energy

Interview with Professor Michael Norton, Environment Programme Director at the European Academies’ Science Advisory Council (EASAC) and Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shinshu University and Tohoku University. According to a Joint Research Centre (JRC) publication, the global production of wood pellets reached 29 million tonnes in 2016, of which more than 50% was produced ...