Around 85% of people in the world have access to electricity, but in sub-Saharan Africa that number drops to 40%. The global disparity of electricity access is not something that many of us think about in our everyday lives, but

Founded by Laurence Kemball-Cook, Pavegen is an exciting company which seeks to harvest energy and data from human footsteps. Achieving greater sustainability and working to reverse climate change are increasingly necessary objectives, and Pavegen’s unique technologies seek to do just

It’s been five months since Hurricane Maria devastated the Caribbean. The rest of the world may have moved on to other news, but Puerto Ricans are still battling mudslides and eroded trees, garbage in the sewers, contaminated water, and limited

It was in 2014, I think, that I read that small piece of information in Fernand Braudel’s masterpiece ‘Civilisation and Capitalism’ (Braudel 1981). According to official documents of the Habsburg Empire, in my home region, Lesser Poland (Austrian Galicia under

Can you imagine a life without power? Turn on the light and nothing happens. Twist the thermostat up, well actually there is no thermostat. For 1.6 billion people, this isn’t an outage or a bad dream. It’s a way of life.

We are now living in the most modern and technologically advanced period in history, opening up countless opportunities never thought possible twenty or even ten years ago. From the Internet to smartphones, from aeroplanes to electric cars – we are

Depending on where you live in the world, access to energy can be either a daily given or a real question mark. Even in the age of electricity, one in five people across the globe lacks access to it, while

Our ordinary lives rely on reliable and affordable energy services to run easily and grow fairly. Energy systems underpin all sectors: from businesses, medicine and education to agriculture, infrastructure, communications and technology. A lack of access to energy supplies not only

What happened to the Energy Union? One of the major topics that the European Parliament is dealing with is the Energy Union. It seems strange that the issue is still on the table, given the very idea of creating the European

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