Between risk and opportunity.

Featured Image Credit: Shell Technology Centre in Amsterdam © Shell There is a lot of negative sentiment regarding ongoing urbanization, with words like overpopulation and uncontrollable often thrown in the air. But does it have to…

Masdar City: there is no other.

Masdar is a city on the edge of Abu Dhabi. It was brought to reality by the Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar, which started work on this project in 2006. Before the oil frenzy started…

Starting smart in your own backyard.

Image courtesy of Energy Academy Europe Smart cities are about much more than connecting buildings and streets, says Elwin Ter Horst, program manager at the Energy Academy’s project EnergySense.* It is about people and how…

Utrecht’s Sustainable Renaissance

Featured image credit: Wittevrouwensingel in Utrecht by Dominik Morbitzer via Flikr Jacqueline Cramer is now a professor of Sustainable Innovation at the University of Utrecht, and also a strategic advisor to the Utrecht Sustainability Institute.…

Crunching numbers & heating homes.

Sometimes an idea just sparks. For Boaz Leupe, CEO and Co-Founder of Nerdalize, it happened when he and a friend were refurbishing a home. “At some point I pulled the thermostat off the wall, and…

New School of Gas Compression

Within the oil & gas industry, great value is attached to new high-impact solutions meant to make it cleaner and more efficient. It is astonishing that compressors, a staple of the sector, have remained almost…