The breakneck pace of technological change brings risks and
opportunities, not least for developed regions like Europe. These
include in particular the emerging cluster of nanotechnology,
biotechnology, and information and communication technology.
Innovations offer immense opportunities for the environment
but can also cause enormous problems if risks are not regulated
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Turn down your hot water thermostat
– it doesn't need to be set higher than 60 ºC. The same goes for the boiler of your central heating. Remember, 70 % of the energy used by households in the EU is spent on heating homes and another 14 % – on heating water.
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