Blog posts with the tag: "Technology"

Monday 18 March 2013

I saw a video of a great TED talk today by Justin Hall-Topping, ‘Freeing energy from the grid’.   The video, along with my current re-reading for the nth plus 1 time of one of Arthur C. Clarke’s great science fiction novels, ‘Imperial Earth’, reminded me of the expression ‘the future isn’t what it used…

Thursday 14 March 2013

I recently attended a meeting of the Chop Sticks Club – a group that has been promoting Anglo-Chinese relations for the last twenty years. Although of course the projected future where the Chinese economy continues to grow dramatically may not be totally assured it’s phenomenal growth over the last twenty years, along with similar rapid…

Wednesday 27 February 2013

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently published another excellent report (they are very prolific!). This one, “Calculating the Nation’s Annual Energy Efficiency Investments” by Skip Laitner undertook the ambitious task of documenting the annual investment in energy efficiency in the USA and the benefits. It found that in 2010 the USA…

Monday 18 February 2013

We know that buildings use about (40)% of all energy use and we also know that the energy efficiency of buildings can be greatly improved, often just by better monitoring and controls with low capex and fast paybacks. Savings of 20% or more can often be achieved by better control strategies and recommissioning. New design…

Thursday 7 February 2013

After attending a 2 day Research Councils UK (RCUK) workshop on future research needs in Energy in the Home and Workplace I have been thinking about research needs around energy efficiency. It is true to say that just applying existing technologies into situations where they are already economic would go a long way to closing…

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