New research into smart windows from Princeton

Over recent years, numerous universities and laboratories all over the world have been focussing their efforts on smart windows, with the aim of creating low-cost models that are able not only to produce energy, but also to automatically regulate transmission…


Global Wind Day

Global Wind Day The Global Wind Day is celebrated worldwide on 15 June in order to promote wind energy as a clean and inexhaustible source. The Global Wind Day is organised by WindEurope (formerly EWEA - European Wind Energy Association)…


Car sharing is changing Italian mobility

Italy, one of the European countries with the highest concentration of motor cars – as many as 62.4 per 100 inhabitants – is changing the way it moves. In recent years, in fact, albeit slowly, the mobility of the Italians…


Artificial photosynthesis to clean the air

The news comes from the University of California: Professor Fernando Uribe-Romo and his team of students has found a way to trigger a chemical process similar to photosynthesis in a synthetic material (metal-organic frameworks, MOF), which converts carbon dioxide into…


Recycling lubricating oils: the Italian record

Italy is at the top of a very virtuous European ranking: that of the collection and recycling of used lubricating oils. In the Bel Paese, in fact, more than 95% of used oil from cars and industry are sent to…


Renewable energy: 2016 investment report

The data comes from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and tells us that – globally and not counting the hydroelectric sector – investments in 2016 in the renewable energy sector amounted to 287.5 billion dollars, i.e. 18% less than the…


Energy: EU launches the “Winter Package”

Investments of 177 billion euros per annum, over 900,000 jobs expected and European GDP growth of approx. 1%. These are the forecast figures of the "Winter Package" signed yesterday in Brussels for renewable energy, which increases the energy efficiency target…


European Week for Waste Reduction

On Saturday, 19 November, the eighth edition of the European Week for Waste Reduction, EWWR, an initiative that aims to promote the implementation of awareness-raising actions on proper waste management and reduction through the pro-active involvement of citizens, institutions and…


Ecomondo 2016

Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 November will mark the return of Ecomondo, the exhibition dedicated to the recovery of materials and energy and sustainable development, which this year is celebrating its twentieth edition and every year hosts visitors from all…

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