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Sustainable (Re)Construction. The Potential of the Renovation Market

12 February 2014

Sustainable (Re)Construction. The Potential of the Renovation Market

The construction industry is one of the key economic sectors in Europe, but it was hit hard by the financial crisis. In the euro zone, employment in construction declined by a quarter since 2008. These difficult times raise important questions about the future path of the construction industry.

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The Geopolitics of Shale Gas

11 February 2014

The Geopolitics of Shale Gas

The US’ shale gas revolution could in the long term destabilize traditional oil- and gas exporters in the European Union (EU) neighborhood: A combination of substitution effects and greater energy efficiency, could put pressure on the price of oil, leading to fiscal difficulties in traditional hydrocarbon exporting countries.

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De Geopolitiek van Schaliegas

11 February 2014

De Geopolitiek van Schaliegas

De schaliegasrevolutie in de Verenigde Staten (VS) kan op de lange termijn tot onrust in traditionele olie- en gasexporterende landen in de nabijheid van de Europese Unie (EU) leiden. Dit kan gebeuren als druk op de olieprijs ontstaat door een combinatie van energietransitie (gas voor olie) en ontkoppeling van de Europese economie en energiegebruik. Een lagere olieprijs leidt dan tot moeilijkheden voor de overheidsfinanciën van traditionele energie-exporterende landen.

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‘Resources for our Future’: Key issues and best practices in Resource Efficiency

14 November 2013

‘Resources for our Future’: Key issues and best practices in Resource Efficiency

Natural resources, including minerals, water, energy and arable land, are the basis of
human society. Throughout the 20th century, the growing population has led to an increase in the use of fossil fuels by a factor of 12, and to the extraction of 34 times more material resources.

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More reports

New Players New Game?

25 October 2012

New Players New Game?

Futures for Copper

6 June 2012

Futures for Copper

Scarcity of Minerals

1 January 2010

Scarcity of Minerals

Future Issue: The Arctic

1 October 2009

Future Issue: The Arctic