Smart electricity through EU structural funds

Smart electricity through EU structural funds

A major challenge in the spread of renewable energies is their unpredictability: supply and demand do not always match in time. To compensate for this, researchers in Bielefeld are working on artificial intelligence that distributes electricity differently, depending on the weather. To achieve environmental targets and stop climate breakdown, fossil fuels must be replaced by renewable energy. There are not only political and economic challenges but also technical ones. One of them is the right timing of supply and demand: when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining,…

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Stefano Domenicali will be the new CEO of Formula 1

Stefano Domenicali will be the new CEO of Formula 1

The former Ferrari team principal, Stefano Domenicali, is set to be announced as the new chief executive of Formula One. Domenicali will replace Chase Carey before the 2021 season and a formal announcement from owners, Liberty Media, confirming his appointment is expected shortly. Domenicali was sporting director at Ferrari when they took six consecutive constructors’ championships, between 1999 and 2004. The 55-year-old Italian took over as team principal from Jean Todt, who had led the team through that great success with Michael Schumacher, in 2008 – the last time the…

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For best results, international cooperation on climate change is needed

For best results, international cooperation on climate change is needed

The havoc caused by COVID-19 is yet another wake-up call that demonstrates nature’s ultimate power over our lives and societies, and the urgent need for us to better respect and protect the environment upon which we depend, writes Helga Maria Schmid. Helga Maria Schmid is the secretary-general of the European External Action Service (EEAS). As we seek to recover from the crisis, we must learn from our past mistakes and not become entrenched in them. Building back better means mending our economies and our planet at the same time. It…

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