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A Denmark-based, international multi-disciplinary consulting company – NIRAS  is founded in 1956. Today, our growing NIRAS Group team has more than 2,300 dedicated professionals, contributing with their signature advice and innovative solutions to global progress in various sectors such as construction, infrastructure, public utilities, environment, energy, planning, socioeconomics, management, IT …

Plastic Bag Bans Actually Work, Study of European Waters Shows

If you ever feel like the world’s plastic nightmare might never end, a new study shows proof that plastic pollution legislation actually works. There are significantly fewer plastic bags on the seafloor ever since a number of European countries introduced fees on the items, according to a 25-year study from …

Record Addition Of Wind Energy Capacity In Denmark As Support Scheme Ends

According to the Danish Ministry of Energy, a record number of wind turbines were connected to the grid in the period from January 2017 to late February 2018. This helps secure the government’s goal that at least 50% of Denmark’s energy needs must be covered by renewables by 2030. The …

Finnish Savo-Solar Inks EUR 2 Million Deal with France

Finnish solar thermal systems provider Savo-Solar has signed a final delivery contract with newHeat SAS in France. The contract is for France’s largest solar thermal system. It will be installed in Condat-sur-Vézère and have a collector area of over 4 000m2. Valued at over two million euros, the order includes …

Jellyfish Chips Are the Future of Junk Food

Jellyfish are not exactly the centerpiece of most people’s ideal meals. The umbrella-shaped animals are slimy, tasteless, and can be extremely poisonous. But a population boom and the need to reduce meat — and other foods that require extensive energy to produce — consumption, means humanity has to get creative …

Report: EU Renewables Beat Coal Power for the First Time

New EU renewables generation increased sharply in 2017, but the lion’s share of these gains were shouldered by the UK and Germany, demonstrating the “uneven” nature of energy sector decarbonisation across Europe. That was the main conclusion of a new analysis by think tank Sandbag, which details how new wind, …