The theme of this year’s EU mobility week is multimodality: mixing different, sustainable transport modes for our journeys. Electric modes of transportation—be they vehicles, trams or trains—are all powered by copper, and the shift towards renewable energy will require more copper than is currently used. We consider the past, present and future role of the red metal to illustrate why there is plenty of copper to achieve the clean energy revolution.
Copper is at the heart of many global trends, such as increasing the use of energy-efficient equipment, renewable energy generation and electromobility.
European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is an annual highlight for everyone working on sustainable energy policy issues, both in Brussels and across member states. This year’s theme is ‘Lead the Clean Energy Transition.’
The growing demand for rare earth elements is creating a number of environmental, geopolitical, social and technical challenges. In this article, we explore how copper could help address them.
The European Copper Institute’s 2017 Annual Report is now available to read, providing an overview of who we are and how we operate, and our main activities throughout 2017.
This World Water Day, we’re highlighting some recent efforts by the European copper industry in the field of waste water treatment.
The European Copper Institute (ECI) is pleased to introduce the seventh edition of the biennial contest “Copper and the Home”, which will be centred on the theme of sustainability. Respecting the environment, recycling and avoiding the waste of natural resources are of great importance, and copper can enable concrete solutions for these needs.
For three years, the European Copper Institute has worked with seven partners in the IndustRE consortium to develop solutions for the effective decarbonisation of industry. Rooted in the concept of redesigning industrial processes to use higher shares of renewable electricity, a tool set has now been developed for companies to use as part of their decarbonisation strategy.
Is it feasible to power European industry fully with renewable energy? From the perspective of the copper industry, we present some of the challenges to be faced, and opportunities to be seized, for this scenario to come to fruition.
The results of the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards 18 have been announced.