Theme: Renewable Energy
What will happen if, for example, the Nordic nations switch to renewable energy? What changes would it bring and what new demands would it make on our electricity system? Several green energy solutions are being studied at Uppsala University. Some, like wind and solar power, are already on the market, while others are at an exploratory stage. Scientists have found a way to extract energy from bacteria, for instance.
Energy from sun, wind and water
Can we get by on just renewable energy? Can energy from the sun, wind and water cover our electricity needs – even on a windless, overcast day in Scandinavia? Perhaps, but it makes new demands. The Nordic countries could meet their energy needs simply by expanding renewable energy, according to a study. But there are several challenges along the way.
In the laboratory
Bacteria—Energy carriers of the future