In 2010, European households consumed almost 13% more energy than two decades ago and generated 25 % of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions. This trend must be reversed for the EU to reach its goal of reducing primary energy consumption by 20 % by 2020. Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) publishes a report which investigates Continue reading →
The European Union is committed to achieving aggressive environmental targets through its ‘20-20-20’ project. The goal is to achieve a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2020, compared to 1990 levels, with at least 20% coming from renewable sources. via Evaluating smart grid communication methods – Hi-Q Electronics – Dataweek.
What’s the definition of a smart city? According to San Diego, it’s one that promotes sustainability and the growth of green jobs, as per the city’s Smart City San Diego collaborative. This group, formed in January 2011, is made up of city of San Diego, GE, UC San Diego, CleanTech San Diego and San Diego Continue reading →
Oracle, in partnership with future trends consultancy, The Future Laboratory, today launches Future of Energy, a study which looks at the role smart grids will play in meeting the energy efficiency targets set by the European Union’s (EU) Low Carbon 2050 Strategy, which calls for an 80-95% cut of greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels Continue reading →
A SECRET EnergyAustralia plan, backed by the NSW government, would transform large sections of the state’s power grid so electric cars could plug into home power points and households could monitor the greenhouse gas output of individual appliances. The proposal is part of a bid lodged with the federal government’s $100 million “smart grid, smart Continue reading →
Duke Energy plans to spend $1 billion in a five-year deployment plan across five states to install Smart Grid technology. Corryville is one of the first neighboring areas to receive the technology, according to the Duke Energy deployment plan. The University of Cincinnati should follow within one year. The installation of Smart Grid technology might Continue reading →
There will be a few steps in a change to sustainable and large scale energy systems. The stages will overlap and they will last for decades. The technology will be continually updated and, as with computers, the hardware and software will need to be continually replaced to keep up with the best that is available. Continue reading →