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light-emitting dioxide
LED
hybrid cars
a vehicle that is able to operate using either of two fuels
sustainable development
the use of energy in a way that does not harm the environment
disposition
a particular type of character which makes someone likely to behave in a certain way
rhetoric
a way of speaking and writing intended to impress or influence people
to obviate
to prevent or avoid a problem or the need to do something
offshore wind
windmill park in the sea
to go awry
to go wrong
externalities
transaction spillover, is a cost or benefit that is not transmitted through prices
grassroot support
support from the ordinary people in an organisation, not those who make decisions
to amass
gradually collect a large amount of it => money or knowledge
photovoltaic systems
generating electrical power by converting solar radiation into direct current electricity
damp squib
something meant to be excited, effective but which is disappointing
to boast
to talk with too much pride about something that you have or can do
pitch
the things someone says to persuade people to buy something, do something, or accept an idea, aka salestalk
to effect
something that happened because of something else; the result
to affect
to have an influence on someone or something
sever
split up, end a relationship
severe
very serious, causing great difficulty, damage
proponent
Supporter
green grow the rushes
title of an old folk song, usually sang as a Christmas song
run-up
peroid just before an important event
crunchy
environmentally-friendly
anodyne
expressed in a way that is unlikely to offend anyone
at first hearing
op het eerste zicht (uitdrukking)
core
most important
to enshrine
to preserve and protect so that people will remember and respect it
to exempt
to give permission not to do or pay something
unrestrained
Free of constraint; spontaneous and natural: an ....... laugh.
to reckon
to guess a number or amount without calculating it exactly
Panacea
wondermiddel
to opine
to state your opinion about something
slippery slope
hellend vlak
advocacy group
lobbygroep / belangenvereniging
mugshot
foto na arrestatie
makeshift
geïmproviseerd
Achilles heel
zwak punt
airliner
large plane for passengers
to venture
to go somewhere it's dangerous => "nothing ..., nothing gained'
nothing ventured, nothing gained
wie niet waagt blijft maagd
Phenomenon
fenomeen
density
dichtheid
airborne
the takeoff of ...
airborne soldiers
parachutisten
constellation
a group of stars that perform a particular pattern
nebula
stardust => a mass of gas and dust among the stars
stratosphere
atmosphere + earth
controversy
a serious argument
elusive
not often seen, difficult to find
prowess
a great skill
eye candy
something that only please the eye
black hole
the remians of a death star, difficult to spot because it absorbs even light
telescope factory
a large amount of giant telescopes that are being combined