Sustainable Energy

Few people are better acquainted with EU policies regarding energy efficiency than Randall Bowie. During his 11 year career at DG Energy and Transport of the European Commission, he became one of the driving forces on energy efficiency promotion and one of the architects of the Energy End-use Efficiency and Energy Services Directive and of… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro

Date: April 11, 2008 Time: 15h00 – 16h00 Europe Daylight Time (Brussels, Paris, Berlin) Moderators: Roman Targosz, Hans De Keulenaer Practical information & Registration Summary In any country, network losses are the single biggest use of electricity. In the OECD region, network losses amount for 4-10% of electricity generated. This webinar discusses the importance of… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

40.8% of the overall electricity demand was supplied on real time basis by wind power some days ago in the Spanish electricity system. This record constitutes a real challenge for transmission system operators (TSOs). In more general terms, renewable energy penetration strongly depends on the ability of TSO to evolve towards a new way of… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Test your knowledge of Photovoltaic Systems anonymously  in just a few minutes (17 questions). Even some of our experts missed one or two questions. If you want to go deeper, or gain a better understanding of the correct answers, you can find additional interactive resources on the Photovoltaics microsite (a webcast, “How To” Manual and Frequently Asked Questions.)

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

A report by a UK Parliamentary Committee on Communities and Local Government criticises the UK Government’s concentration on improving the energy performance new homes and paying too little attention to existing housing stock. The report highlights the energy deficiencies of existing stock, which, on average, emit twice as much carbon per home as one constructed… » read more

Posted by David Chapman

Based on a Discussion Webinar, Friday 7 March 2008 Without significant feed-in tariffs or other types of government support, photovoltaic energy is not yet competitive with fossil fuel or nuclear power generation. But the technology is on a learning curve and the so called “grid parity” – competitiveness with conventional electricity generation is approaching. But… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://youtube.com/v/afWq47eotz4″ width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] In this interview, Keiichi Hirose from NTT Facilities, presents the first trial to take place in Japan in the area of power quality concepts and solutions. This field demonstration of a multiple power quality supply system is leaded by NTT Facilities. It has developed and installed a multiple power… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer

Electricity is a high quality energy carrier, and its inefficient use needs to be avoided by all means. But more important than the question ‘can we save electricity?’ may be to ask ourselves whether electricity can save energy. The use of electricity is growing fast, and it’s growing faster than the consumption of primary energy.… » read more

Posted by Ingenheiro

This discussion webinar takes place on Friday, March 21th, from 14h30 to 15h30. Content 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… » read more

Posted by Hans De Keulenaer