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Contributor: Elisabeth Fischer

Elisabeth Fischer

Elisabeth Fischer

Elisabeth Fischer joined NRI Digital as an online features writer in February 2011, reporting on current issues for the pharmaceutical, power, packaging, as well as design and construction sectors.

As a graduate from the City University London with an MA degree in International Journalism, she is particularly interested in global social and political issues. She also concluded a BA degree in Communications Science at the University of Salzburg in Austria, and attended an exchange year at the University of Tallaght in Dublin, Ireland in 2008.

Prior to her engagement with NRI, she gained work experience across a wide range of Italian, German and English media companies, including Campden Media, the BBC drama press office and the weekly political news magazine FF Suedtiroler Wochenmagazin. She currently also freelances for a German online news service in South Tyrol, Italy.

 

Fossil fuel free by 2050: Danish Energy Minister Martin Lidegaard explains how
Denmark plans to run its entire energy system on renewable energy by 2050, with wind as its main power source. But how will it cope with issues such as energy distribution and storage,...

Energy efficiency: could smart power save the euro?
How effective is Europe's new Energy Efficiency Directive in the context of the European sovereign-debt crisis? Elisabeth Fischer spoke to industry experts and European policy specialists to...

The right mix: technologies to store wind power
Due to lower costs and a smaller environmental impact, batteries are often the only viable option to store wind power. Elisabeth Fischer compares the new battery system at the Kodiak...

U-turn on thorium: safe nuclear power generation?
Post-Fukushima, the debate on whether thorium is a better nuclear fuel than uranium has reached a new high. Looking across thorium-based nuclear developments in Japan, China, India, the UK and...

Europe’s nuclear stress tests: genuine safety accounts or political charade?
Stress tests conducted at European nuclear plants have found little wrong, but has enough been done post-Fukushima? Criticised for being unstructured, conducted too quickly and watered down, it...