25 November 2020
RELEASE for Reversible Large-scale Energy Storage research is now up and running!
On October 22, the RELEASE (Reversible Large-scale Energy Storage) project held an online kick-off meeting with 74 attendees to announce its official launch on October 1st.
18 November 2020
Majority of Dutch people not lining up for COVID-19 vaccine
An effective and safe COVID-19 vaccine is on the horizon. Still, a majority of people in the Netherlands say they’d rather not take a vaccine as soon as it becomes available, but wait instead. They are concerned about the potential risks of the vaccine. This conclusion comes from analysis of a choice experiment among a representative sample from the Dutch population. The experiment was done by researchers from Dutch universities (TU Delft, University of Maastricht, Erasmus University Rotterdam), the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment as well as Roskilde University.
17 November 2020
'The (In)Justice Of AI' | TPM AI-Lab | Watch the recording
TPM in the media
10 November 2020
Roel Dobbe in Geographical about the carbon footprint of AI and cloud computing
Artificial intelligence offers high potential solutions to the climate crisis, but evidence suggests that AI systems and cloud computing will need to clean up their own energy bills. Roel Dobbe, AI researcher, explains that in the AI field, there is a dominant but false belief that “bigger is better”, and that assumption drives the use of increased computation and bigger data sets in the development of AI models. As AI relies on more computational power, its carbon footprint increases.
03 November 2020
Cristina Richie in The Scotsman about healthcare and carbon output
People affected by climate change cause an influx in hospital admissions and require medical care. These treatments release more carbon, locking healthcare into a self-destructive cycle whereby medical care causes medical needs, says Cristina Richie in her column.
30 October 2020
Shannon Spruit op lokale-democratie.nl over participatie van inwoners bij energiebeleid van Súdwest-Fryslân
Wat vinden inwoners van Súdwest-Fryslân belangrijk bij het vormen van toekomstig energiebeleid? De gemeente onderzocht het met behulp van de Participatieve Waarden Evaluatie. Onderzoeker Shannon Spruit van de TU Delft vertelt over de voordelen van deze online participatiemethode. 'Door in de huid te kruipen van een bestuurder, ontdekken inwoners hoe complex het is om keuzes te maken.'