Why social innovation is key to a fair energy transition

In response to the commitment made in Paris of limiting global temperature increases to the 1.5°C threshold, the European Commission (EC) has outlined a vision to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 through a socially-fair transition. Being responsible for more than 73% of the EU’s GHG emissions, the energy sector plays a central role in helping slow climate change.

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A glimpse of the future: 10 promising green technologies

Everyday we hear about a green future. But some way or another, that future seems to be constantly delayed or difficult to put into words or images. Where are the examples of the new green technologies? Concrete practices, that make us dream that the oft-mentioned win-win feature of green technologies will actually come to fruition?

In this article I have collected examples of commercially available green technologies / products that hold considerable promise regarding reducing our footprint on our planet.

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