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Welcome to the post-carbon future

This month, Horizon looks at innovations that could lead to a low-carbon future. Credit: PublicDomainPictures/Lynn Greyling
This month, Horizon looks at innovations that could lead to a low-carbon future. Credit: PublicDomainPictures/Lynn Greyling

Europe has set a course for a low-carbon economy, but what does this mean in practice? This month, Horizon looks at the carbon-free innovations set to change our lives, from neighbourhoods that can produce more energy than they consume, to Europe's renewable energy cooperatives. We also explore new technologies to minimise the risk of nuclear meltdown, and find out how a tie-up between researchers in the EU and North Africa could help bring renewable energy innovations to the Mediterranean region.