We should boost Europe’s energy independence by investing in renewables, CEO says

The CEO of Portuguese utility EDP has linked the rapid adoption of renewables to Europe’s energy independence, telling CNBC that investment in the sector needed to be “much faster.” “These are [indigenous] … resources — wind, solar — that we have in Europe,” Miguel Stilwell de Andrade, who was speaking to “Squawk Box Europe” on Friday morning, said. “So we would become less dependent on external sources of energy, whether it’s gas or coal.” “I think the answer is, actually, we need to accelerate and do it much faster, particularly…

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Technology is shaping the future of food but practices rooted in tradition could still have a role to play

Fruit and vegetable allotments on the outskirts of Henley-on-Thames, England. David Goddard | Getty Images News | Getty Images From oranges and lemons grown in Spain to fish caught in the wilds of the Atlantic, many are spoiled for choice when it comes to picking the ingredients that go on our plate. Yet, as concerns about the environment and sustainability mount, discussions about how — and where — we grow our food have become increasingly pressing. Last month, the debate made headlines in the U.K. when the second part of…

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