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Energy Transition Towards Climate Neutrality

The European Green Deal includes concrete steps to reach the EU’s commitment to becoming the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Through the ‘Fit for 55’ package, the EU seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 compared to 1990 levels (European Commission 2021a; European Parliament 2021). That is supported by the […] The post Energy Transition Towards Climate Neutrality appeared first on LAB Focus.

Library of Things has Positive Social and Environmental Impacts

Maallemuuttajat 2030 -project (LAB 2021) started a tool and device sharing library pilot (later: library of things) with Asikkala municipal library in June 2020 (Tuominen & Svartström 2020). The library of things was built in co-operation with local residents: first they had a change to make an impact on what goods can be found in […] The post Library of Things has Positive Social and Environmental Impacts appeared first on LAB Focus.

Renewables Accelerating Decarbonization

For the first time, renewables were the dominant power source in Europe’s electric grid in 2020. Renewables surpassed power generation from fossil fuels by 1 %, leading to 38% of Europe electricity generated by renewables and 37% by its fossil counterpart. Albeit continuous rise of the clean energy share in the energy mix, it is […] The post Renewables Accelerating Decarbonization appeared first on LAB Focus.