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Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday, 18 January 2008 How best to heat a house is a question that is often hotly debated. On one side, it is a purely personal choice affecting our daily life and personal comfort and productivity. But on the other side, given the enormous amount of heating energy the global… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Biofuel for transport

Based on a Discussion Webinar held Friday 26 January 2008 In the industrialized countries, the transport sector is responsible for about one quarter of all energy consumption, so a low carbon solution is imperative. Biofuel has been promoted as being green, but lately it received more opposition from green NGOs than any other transport fuel.… » read more

Posted by Bruno De Wachter

Does energy efficiency come at the cost of lower reliability? Or does reliability reduce energy efficiency? Considering efficiency and security of power as a tradeoff may be the wrong perspective. The need for reliability can be driven by safety concerns (e.g. airport traffic control), social considerations (e.g. healthcare facilities) or an economic rationale (e.g. internet… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Smart has for some time been the buzz-word in energy circles. We should act energy-smart, we should have smart meters and smart grids. In the US we now hear several of the candidates for presidency claim that they want to support building of smart grids. In Europe the Commission has issued programmes for research on… » read more

Posted by Hans Nilsson

UK sets example, will California be next? The UK is taking the lead in sustainable building. In 2007, new housing regulations were agreed upon and go into full force in stages over the upcoming years. The regulations stipulate that from 2016 on, all new homes in the UK will have to be zero-emission for heating,… » read more

Posted by Bruno De Wachter