The European Union’s new trucking policies are a key component of its goal to quickly achieve a 90% gas emissions reduction. But economic and societal conditions must be set to enable this goal. We spoke with Sofie Defour of Transport and Environment, a European NGO, to learn more.
Office buildings, high rises, and greenhouses are covered in windows. What if we used all that window space to capture solar energy and add to the grid’s renewable energy supply? Listen to University of Michigan engineering professor Steven Forrest explain how a change in the semiconducors used in solar panels could allow us to transform windows into power sources — without sacrificing light and transparency.