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In an article posted by Dezeen, it explains how architects are the centre of what we need to do to achieve net-zero as they can persuade planners to have solar panels or solar tiles on the roofs of buildings. Read more.
Tech expert and founder of Tech Women Today, Cecilia Harvey, has partnered with technology Innovators Rointe to create a visual insight into what a typical smart home could look like in 2071. To see the visuals in the article written by Showroom, click here.
The BBC have released an article discussing how we may have already passed the tipping point where sales of electric vehicles will overwhelm petrol and diesel cars. The article continues to describe how governments are setting targets to ban the sale of 'ICE' vehicles, whilst manufacturers plan to sell only electric cars within the next decade. Chief environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt continues by highlighting how he believes the EV market is about where the interest was around the late 1990s - and did not follow a linear path to world domination, it was explosive and disruptive - and followed an S-curve. You can read more by reading the full article here.
An interesting perspective on the benefit of competitive energy markets in delivering reliable, low emission energy by Wayne Winegarden at Forbes. Click here to read here.
The Chief Operating Officer of Bramble Energy has called for the energy sector to up its game and implement technological change in an article published by IT Pro Portal. For decades the energy sector has functioned by the use of fossil fuels but the damage it causes is taking a huge toll on our planet. Renewable sources of energy grew faster in 2020 than they have since 1999, however this has taken too long to come into play. To read more, click here.
The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) released a new report called "Advancing the Modern Energy Consumer" that explores the ways in which electricity providers are engaging with their customers. Interesting and innovative approaches to advancing the modern energy consumer through education, connections, and offerings are highlighted. Click here to read more from Smart Energy International.
In depth analysis has been carried out by Carbon Trust with key findings around how a flexible system will accelerate the benefits of decarbonisation and digitalisation. Carbon Trust discuss potential savings of up to 16.7bn per annum in 2050.You can read the full article and further analysis here.
An article titled "The Grid Needs To Smarten up to Reach Energy Goals" from The Verge considers the relationships between distributed energy, the smart grid, and the latest US energy policy to meet clean energy goals. Click here to read more on The Verge
Brian Ryan, Vice President of Innovation at National Grid Partners has written an article at Tech Crunch that speculates how the future is about open innovation and integration of elements across the entire energy supply chain - rather than a single big bang change. His article suggests that this 'energy internet' needs to be able to treat generation modalities like server platforms and make transmission grids as accessible as our data networks, able to deliver energy to any consumption endpoint just as flexibly. These reflections support an innovative future - and we continue to engage the industry and our customers to help unlock future energy benefits that make a shared contribution in that future. You can read Brian's full article here.
Electric cars will eventually become cheaper to produce than internal combustion engine cars according to a report from BloombergNEF. This is partly due to the declining cost of batteries. It is likely, however, that smaller cars will take longer to lower production cost because they need economies of scale. This is also true for less developed markets like India. Click here to read more.
After 100 days in office, the Biden administration has made clear their commitment to expansion and modernization of America’s power infrastructure for the future while accelerating clean energy production and job creation. These innovations include a more sustainable and resilient future that will combat climate change and generate new jobs. Click here to read more.
The government has said that gas and oil boilers will be banned in 2025, but what will replace them? The main contenders are hydrogen heat pumps and other forms of low carbon heating, or potentially the most efficient option being a heat pump. Heat pumps can offer both carbon and financial savings compared to traditional gas boilers. Our CMO strongly vouches for the efficiency after recently having one installed and will be writing further about his experiences over on our Energy Insights page in the coming weeks.
‘Will the world ever run entirely on renewable energy and how to get there?' That's a key question driving energy leaders globally & ESG in empowering them. Hear from a range of thinkers at this interesting article. Click here.
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