Shaking things up

The recent earthquakes that have hit Groningen these past few years have done more than shake the ground. They have shaken up people’s lives and the future of Groningen. Right now, The Netherlands is the…

Belfast Bikes towards Sustainability

[caption id="attachment_6462" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Belfast Bikes point, Queen’s University. Source: Emily Jarvie[/caption] The introduction of the Belfast Bikes rental scheme throughout the Northern Ireland city has seen success in the move towards promoting sustainable transport.…

EU Talks Climate with California

Bilateral Cooperation in Carbon Trading Markets “What we saw in Bonn is that the Paris spirit is very much alive,” Anna-Kaiser Itkonen, Commission spokesperson for Climate Action and Energy, said referring to the Paris accord…

EU Talks Climate with California

Bilateral Cooperation in Carbon Trading Markets “What we saw in Bonn is that the Paris spirit is very much alive,” Anna-Kaiser Itkonen, Commission spokesperson for Climate Action and Energy, said referring to the Paris accord…

Superplan to Fight the Superbug

  Source: Pixabay It is the superbug that has claimed the lives of thousands EU citizens a year and nearly a million globally. Fighting against antibiotics until there is no treatment left to cure even…

Coal nation Poland continues to power fine print…

[caption id="attachment_6111" align="aligncenter" width="550"] Photo: Wikimedia Commons[/caption] The pressure felt by the EU to ratify the Paris Agreement on climate change is being used by Poland to gain concessions for their coal power plants. With…

Going the Coal Nine Yards – What the…

[caption id="attachment_6145" align="alignright" width="1024"] Coal plant in Maasvlakte, Netherlands. Source: Marcel Oosterwijk[/caption]   The recent EU ratification of the Paris Climate agreement has the whole world focussed on ambitious climate goals. But with coal-fired power…

Monsanto-Bayer : one fusion, many questions

[caption id="attachment_6217" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Anti Monsanto banner during a protest in 2010 Credit Lisa@Sierra-Tierra[/caption]   “Farmers must have the choice”. This sentence stated by the European commissioner for competition Margrethe Vestager says a lot about…

A football field of solar energy

By Vivian Soares and Simon Hoffmann Petersen   [caption id="attachment_5837" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Solar Panels of the new Rotterdam Centraal will generate close to half a Megawatt per year, comparable to the annual supply of…