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Thought experiment: Switzerland without fossil fuels. Can that succeed?

A new study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. There are two possible solutions: storing large amounts of energy in summer and limiting our demand in winter, or generating energy in the ‘sunny south’ or ‘windy north’ of the world and transporting it here.

Press release – National Trust

NATIONAL TRUST ANNOUNCES IT WILL DIVEST FROM ALL FOSSIL FUEL COMPANIES Europe’s biggest conservation charity has just over £1billion invested in stock markets with the returns vital for helping protect and care for special places Majority of fossil fuel equity…

AI-designed heat pumps consume less energy

(Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Researchers at EPFL have developed a method that uses artificial intelligence to design next-generation heat-pump compressors. Their method can cut the pumps’ power requirement by around 25%.