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    Energy use occurs in homes, workplaces and communities in which complex webs of social relations already exist, and social interactions routinely occur.

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    Energy systems are increasingly more prone to extreme events as the climate crisis worsens. This Focus issue explores the role of extremes in the future of energy from the perspective of finance, law, systems and climate modelling.

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    Research in the economic sciences lies at the heart of addressing global societal challenges and achieving progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Nature Research journals welcome the submission of research across the spectrum of economic sciences and allied disciplines. This Collection highlights economics research from a range of Nature Research journals that feature economics as a priority area in their scope.

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    Energy is used in the delivery of many functions of humanitarian aid, from shelter, lighting and transport, to clean water, sanitation, and medical assistance. This Focus issue explores how thinking around energy is changing as the need for sustainable energy solutions in refugee camps intensifies, as crises become more complex, and as the effects of climate change are increasingly felt.

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    The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino for the development of lithium-ion batteries.

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    Perovskite materials have become very promising candidates for a new generation of potentially printable and efficient optoelectronic devices. Photovoltaic devices based on hybrid perovskites now achieve more than 20% photoconversion efficiency, and applications in solid-state lighting, photodetection and lasing are soaring. Their optoelectronic and photophysical properties are under intense scrutiny. This web-collection brings together a selection of multi-disciplinary research and comments published in the Nature journals that explores the basic properties of halide-based perovskite materials and their potential for application in optoelectronics, from solar cells to lasers. It serves to illustrate the road to easily processable and efficient devices by presenting both historical milestones and the crucial landmark studies published in the last 12 months in the Nature journals.

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    Our need for renewable fuels and flexible energy storage is increasing as we seek to move away from fossil fuels

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    In this collection we explore current trends in nuclear research, industry and policy in Comment and Review articles from Nature Reviews Physics, Nature Energy and Nature Physics.

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    This evolving collection draws together content from Nature Climate Change, Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications and Nature to provide comment on how research might best inform decisions about limiting climate warming as well as presenting pertinent new research that addresses this very question.

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    Chemistry has always had a central role in the provision of food and energy, materials and medicines. Recent years have increasingly seen chemistry research move towards environmentally friendly, sustainable products and processes, and the focus of the 2018 Gordon Research Conference on Green chemistry is the development of sustainable means for the provision of food, energy and water.

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    This Focus examines some of the challenges in scaling-up photovoltaic technologies from the laboratory to the real world and explores upcoming deployment routes.

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    This Insight explores practical aspects of automotive battery development, covering topics including battery materials, production processes, battery safety issues, and market needs.

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