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From the Editor
Climate change, its impacts and the strategies necessary to cope with it, are often only perceived as "large scale issues". The wide geographical, temporal, financial, societal dimensions involved seem well beyond the capacity of the single country, not to mention of the single individual, to make any difference. Therefore, the usual story goes: "global challenges need global solutions". And this is undoubtedly true. However, the impact of "environmentally smart" individual behaviour that can be adequately stimulated by relatively cheap technological options, can deliver surprising environmental benefits. For instance, smart household energy consumption potentially induced by smart meters, could deliver in 20 years energy savings comparable to the energy generation of a medium-sized nuclear plant. Read more in this issue’s Editor's Choice.
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Editor's Choice
"The Mitigation Potential of Consumer Adoption of Smart Energy Behaviour" by Elena Claire Ricci
Energy - Article
FEEM researcher Elena Claire Ricci investigates the economic and climate change mitigation potential of consumer adoption of smart energy behaviours enabled by smart-grids and advanced-metering systems. The results indicate that consumer empowerment and involvement induce important and efficient benefits to the electric power sector.
Latest Articles
"Ethnic Heterogeneity and Knowledge Formation in Europe" by Valentina Bosetti, Cristina Cattaneo and Elena Verdolini
Economics - Article
Does the interaction of diverse cultures hamper or facilitate the creation of new ideas? In the present article FEEM researchers Valentina Bosetti, Cristina Cattaneo and Elena Verdolini summarize the results of a study investigating the role of ethnic heterogeneity of the labour force in the creation of new knowledge.
"The Global Energy Assessment", interviews with Thomas B. Johansson and Nebojsa Nakicenovic
Energy - Interviews
The Global Energy Assessment (GEA ) is a major initiative launched at the RIO+20 conference to assess worldwide global energy challenges. Interviewed by FEEM, Thomas B. Johansson, Executive Committee Co-Chair of the GEA, and Nebojsa Nakicenovic, Deputy Director of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, give an overview of the GEA report.
"Energy Security: the Industry Perspective", interview with Francesco Gattei
Energy - Interviews
Francesco Gattei, Senior Vice President Scenarios, Long Term Strategic Options and Economic Evaluations at Eni, gives an overview of the industry perspective on the important issue of energy security, topic of his talk at the plenary session "Energy supply and security" at the 12th IAEE European Energy Conference.
"National Ecosystem Assessment: the UK Experience", interview with Ian J. Bateman
Economics - Interviews
Ian J. Bateman, Head of Economics for the UK-National Ecosystem Assessment, summarises in a non-technical language the rationale for undertaking the first analysis of the UK's natural environment in terms of the benefits it provides to society and continuing economic prosperity.
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