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The resource efficiency agenda aims at merging two narratives that at times were perceived as opposing each other: economic growth and environmental protection. Indicators need to make for a compelling joint narrative. Accordingly, resource efficiency indicators must be based on a clear definition of the system under evaluation. Indicators to evaluate overall (national) resource consumption/… » read more

This year, the European Commission and Parliament alongside governments of member states are meant to decide the shape of the next one trillion EU Budget (to be used between 2014-2020). The main debate, at the moment, is between net contributors asking to decrease the overall size of the budget — it’s austerity times, we need… » read more

US Solar photovoltaic (PV) market is healthy and booming, with Solar energy installations expected to grow further in 2012. According to the US Solar Market Insight report for 2011 and the GMT Research, US solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations have more than doubled, compared to previous year, reaching a peak capacity of 1.85 GW within the… » read more

By Eberhard Rhein Between November 26th and December 7th the international community will again come together and discuss on what to do against climate change. Since its turbulent 2009 meeting in Copenhagen the international community has not achieved much worth mentioning. Above all, it has failed to define a global a strategy for containing the… » read more

The figures for 2011 are now compiled and show the per capita carbon dioxide is now 2.7 tons of carbon dioxide less compared to the 1993 levels. Their goal is to reduce it to 55% by 2015 and by 100% by 2030. I asked one of the responsible civil servants in Växjö administration how they… » read more

Energy Storage is key for Renewable Energy Sources’ penetration into power generation. Renewable Energy Sources (RES) have become of particular importance in the establishment of green, environmentally friendly applications; thus they constitute a crucial piece of the puzzle for achieving global environmental, economical and social/political sustainability. However, we find that not all energy potential of… » read more

When we talk about renewable energy sources (RES), we define them as replenishable energy sources freely available by nature, such as solar energy – solar energy facts, wind energy, biomass/biofuel energy, water energy and geothermal energy. To exploit renewable energy sources and be able to use them as an alternative source to the finite energy… » read more

Nike, the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) cooperated to produce Designed to Move (DTM), a Framework for Action (FFA) developed to coordinate efforts to address and solve what has become a global physical inactivity epidemic. Sport and Citizenship is proud to be partner… » read more

The power market has been shaped through-out the years of technological movement and the transient environmental and other challenges. Power generation is one main area of the global energy needs. In consideration of the global environmental challenges, especially at current times of unprecedented political and socio-economical instability threatening nations worldwide, the need for radical and… » read more

The inherent negativity of risk

In this third and last part of the summer back-to-basics risk blogs, the Risk-Monger examines why risks are perceived as negative and how reactionary risk management (post event, post-precautionary) contaminates the risk management process. He also denies that he beats his wife!

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