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European Solar Power Market Trends We Can Learn From

European Solar Power Market Trends We Can Learn From

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The Solar Power industry is rapidly on the rise, especially after uncertain oil pricing and the realization of the warming planet. An analysis of the market trends of this sector, especially in Europe can help bring forward interesting insights for the rest of the world to learn from. After a dip in 2016, the European solar power market recovered remarkably in 2017 and added 8.6 GW of solar capacity. This growth was largely driven by technological progress, cost reductions and the development of novel business models such as on-site direct wire mini power purchase agreements (PPAs). This business model is increasingly getting among large-scale solar project developers to overcome regulatory barriers. Simultaneously, fully automated energy management across all sectors and segment...
Alley Awards – Apply for Green Economy Start Ups Award for Europeans

Alley Awards – Apply for Green Economy Start Ups Award for Europeans

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Start-ups and young entrepreneurs from all across Europe are invited to apply for the 2016 Green Alley Award by July 27, 2016. The Green Alley Award is looking for the best business models centred on the circular economy, resource conservation, and recycling. Founders can submit their ideas and concepts online at www.green-alley-award.com. The Green Alley Award is given once a year to entrepreneurs and start-ups of the circular economy, organized by a network of partners in the Circular Economy and European entrepreneurial scene. Green Alley, the initiator and circular economy investor, has been working with Seedmatch, Germany’s crowdfunding pioneer, since 2014. Additional partners include the London accelerator Bethnal Green Ventures for technology driven start-ups in environme
Diverseeds: Genetic Resources for Food & Agriculture

Diverseeds: Genetic Resources for Food & Agriculture

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DIVERSEEDS - a European scientific project of the IDC and supported by the European Commission's 6th framework programme on "Networking on conservation and use of plant genetic resources in Europe and Asia" has just released the diverseeds documentary film! The 50 mins documentary film shows the importance of agricultural biodiversity for food and agriculture, with astonishing pictures from Europe and South East Asia/ China. In agriculture, the widespread adoption of a few improved varieties has narrowed the genetic base of important food crops and led to the disappearance of hundreds of landraces. Conserving and using plant genetic diversity is vital in meeting the world’s future development needs in Europe, Asia and elsewhere. This documentary shows why biodiversity is import

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