Getting into reverse: Today’s consumer lifestyle is supporting a short product life - just think about how mobile phones are replaced after one or two years of usage. Or how many plastic products are thrown away and create polution on land and in the oceans. These are examples of a linear economy, which is not sustainable. With limited resources on Earth, the message is clear: the future economy is circular!

Harnessing the power of the Sun: How many solar mirrors make up the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant? How many mirrors are enough for powering 75,000 homes? We introduce you some of the world’s great projects using solar energy.

Favourable winds: usage of wind power is increasing, and so is the demand for wind farm logistics. It’s a business that grew 150 percent between 2012 to 2015 alone. Setting up turbines is challenging – it often means high mountain locations with demanding weather conditions. And the challenges are growing. The quest for greater power and efficiency means turbines are getting bigger all the time. We reveal how these logistics challenges are being met.

Zero emissions by 2050: If we don’t want to overwhelm the planet, we have to be stewards of sustainability. The decisions we make today will determine how we live tomorrow. Deutsche Post DHL Group has taken a decision: reduce all its logisics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050. 

Delft Hyperloop: The need for decarbonizing transport is no news to anyone. But what options are out there in terms of sustainable mobility? Check out Hyperloop, a pod which moves through a metal tube with a speed of sound. The first prototypes took part this year in a competition held by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Does the Hyperloop concept have the potential to become reality one day? We asked one of the winning teams. 
—  Meribel Sinikalda 

Published: April 2017

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