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Space Technology Helps Mitigate Climate Change

January 8, 2010

Space technologies that originally was developed for Europe’s space programs have led to a number of inventions that benefit the environment and save energy. Satellite-based systems are reducing vehicles’ carbon dioxide emissions, remote-sensing technology is making wind turbines more efficient, and information from weather satellites is helping solar cells to produce more energy. Credits: ESA