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Harnessing Turkmenistan’s sunshine

Developing alternative, greener energy sources is a key priority across the world. However many countries simply don’t have the infrastructure and skills needed to create renewable energy industries from scratch. Technology, and in particular research networks, can help develop these skills, transferring knowledge to build the industry and train a new generation of local engineers, making it possible to harness freely available natural resources.

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Creating a roadmap for a new European heating infrastructure

The Heat Roadmap Europe project has set out to map the demand for heating and cooling in 14 European countries, along with the potential sources of surplus and renewable heating and cooling that could be used to supply this demand. 20 partners from European universities, companies and organisations are gathering vast amounts of data to create a comprehensive and user friendly tool. The aim is to decarbonise the heating sector of Europe over the next 30-40 years.