A growing number of environmentally minded people are putting their money where their mouths are and directly investing in projects such as solar and wind farms, thanks to a rise in community-based financing schemes such as crowdfunding and renewable energy cooperatives.
Being interviewed at home by a border guard avatar could be the first step in checking the identities of people who want to come into the EU from external countries, if researchers working on new technologies to speed up border crossings while maintaining security levels have their way.
A pan-EU venture capital fund of funds – which could allow investors to write big cheques without having to micromanage their investments – will help make Europe's small and medium-sized companies more attractive to investors, according to industry experts who have been analysing the initiative.
High-tech algorithms alert crews to potential hijackers.
Coordinating fleets will reduce duplication and inefficiency.
An experimental project could lead to a renewable energy market connecting the EU and North Africa.