Pension funds heavily invested in fossil fuels, upfront costs for clean power, political flip-flops in key nations, and the lobbying prowess of old energy companies stand in the way of solar power transition.
Robotics researchers from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics are deploying robots to do high-precision farming; saving crops, avoiding unnecessary use of chemical pesticides and fertilisers, and helping farmers do more with less work.
Hannah Koh –
Taiwan is constantly lauded as a solar powerhouse and a genius in recycling, but its innovation in green solutions and technologies still flies under the radar, as Hannah Koh finds out on a recent trip to Taipei.
Emma Bailey –
Smart thermostats have the potential to revolutionalise home energy efficiency, but also bring concerns such as privacy and security. Tech writer Emma Bailey shares how the technology can be scaled up more effectively.
Will the European Commission set ambitious but attainable energy efficiency targets that will force individuals and industry to make real changes? Or will it bend to political pressure and set meaningless targets?