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April 21, 2020
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6 min read
When looking for ways to make a meaningful impact in the fight against climate change, we often look for leverage points - areas where changes will make an outsized impact. As we’ve written about in our Pragmatic...
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March 23, 2020
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7 min read
More and more organisations are embracing mono-repositories as it makes dependency management simpler (read more here). However, implementing and maintaining a mono-repository at scale has its challenges. This is due...
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June 13, 2019
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5 min read
Consider those two questions:How much am I emitting by consuming electricity at a certain time? What are the emissions avoided if I decide to consume electricity at a certain time? Those questions have different...
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September 3, 2018
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7 min read
Depending on where you live, your electricity retailer may have offered you a contract giving you electricity that exclusively comes from renewables. Furthermore, recently many companies have made headlines, claiming...
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July 11, 2018
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4 min read
Fossil fuels are the largest source of greenhouse gases. As they still count for 80% of our energy source, and 66% of our electricity source, it becomes urgent to get rid of them and transition to low-carbon...
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July 3, 2018
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9 min read
How do you know where your electricity comes from? The answer, in its simplest form, is given by the Electricity Maps app. However, when consumers are faced with a decision — for example deciding when to charge an...
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November 22, 2017
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3 min read
The problem with renewable energy is its intermittency. In Ireland for example, it is not uncommon to see big variations in wind production. Those patterns are clearly visible on electricitymaps.com, as can be seen on...
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September 14, 2016
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2 min read
August 2016 has been the hottest August ever measured by NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies. In fact, it’s also the 11th consecutive month to break that record. Moreover, NOAA (US National Oceanic and...
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