Energy Internet and eVehicles Overview
Governments around the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to prepare society for inevitable climate change. To date most people have been focused on how to reduce Green House Gas emissions, but now there is growing recognition that regardless of what we do to mitigate against climate change the planet is going to be significantly warmer in the coming years with all the attendant problems of more frequent droughts, flooding, sever storms, etc. As such we need to invest in solutions that provide a more robust and resilient infrastructure to withstand this environmental onslaught especially for our electrical and telecommunications systems.
Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with eVehicles and dynamic charging where vehicle's batteries are charged as it travels along the road, may provide for a whole new "energy Internet" infrastructure for linking small distributed renewable energy sources to users that is far more robust and resilient to survive climate change than today's centralized command and control infrastructure. For more details please see:
Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top: http://goo.gl/wGjVG
High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change: http://goo.gl/juWdH
Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet http://goo.gl/niWy1g
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
Why R&E networks and universities should develop climate change preparedness plans in line with Obama’s executive order
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
There has been a lot of discussion lately on the environmental impact of the proposed Keystone-XL pipeline that is intended to carry heavy oil from the tar sands in Alberta to refineries on the US Gulf Coast.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013
Friday, February 1, 2013
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013
Given the shortcomings of vehicle batteries–their high cost, the time it takes to recharge them, and the fact that they store less energy as they age (they’re expected to lose about 20 percent over 8 years)–many researchers are looking for alternative ways to power electric cars.
Taking on established battery makers and making electric vehicles mainstream will require far more radical advances
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
[There is an excellent article in this week’s Economist on the difficulties Germany electrical grid and power plant operators are facing as the amount of renewable power on the grid approaches 20%.
Monday, June 11, 2012
[It is exciting to see Quebec make a significant commitment to spend $2.7 billion on climate change efforts.
Monday, June 4, 2012
[I am pleased to see that several companies are starting to recognize that building zero carbon data centers is a more sustainable direction rather than focusing on energy efficiency (i.e. PUE).
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Globe and Mail has a good article on why we need to get away from our traditional thinking in terms of addressing climate change:
Monday, May 28, 2012
Guardian - Until we get a 100% decarbonised grid, the marginal impact of efficiency is always to add more coal to a power station
[There is a great article in today’s Guardian about understanding the real challenges of decarbonizing our society with respect to the recent decision by Germany to shut down its nuclear plants- http://goo.gl/e6WCF.
Monday, May 21, 2012
When India and China are adding a coal plant a week, energy efficiency in the western world is meaningless
Saturday, May 5, 2012
[Here is a very cool project at Rutgers that demonstrates how we can build “adaptable” ICT green solutions that will be needed for a much warmer planet and yet at the same are also excellent solutions for mitigation.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
[Here is a great example of how research supercomputing and clouds can be hosted in remote environments that use only renewable energy.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
[Here is an excellent video of a lecture given by noted political economist Roger Pielke Jr that powerfully demonstrates the challenge we face in trying to prevent climate change:
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
[I have long argued that we need to bypass electrical utilities if we want to build a low carbon society.
Monday, February 27, 2012
[Mastodon C is a new service from Magic Dashboards, a London-based startup.It helps developers and data scientists to minimize their environmental impact, by sending their Hadoop jobs to the greenest available locations, without reducing their productivity or significantly increasing cost.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
[TERENA in partnership with SURFnet and GEANT is hosting a 2 day workshop on carbon accounting and Green IT strategies for R&E networks.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Green IT is revolutionizing UK cyber-Infrastructure via networks, cloud, outsouring and financial incentives
[As readers of this blog may know I have long argued that advances in research and education through cyber-infrastructure (or eInfrastructure) can be largely justified, if not entirely paid for through the energy savings of using clouds, networks or outsourcing.
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