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 and at the same time reduce our carbon footprint.

Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with autonomous 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. These new energy architectures will also significantly reduce our carbon footprint. For more details please see:

Using autonomous eVehicles for Renewable Energy Transportation and Distribution: and

Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top:

High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change:

Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet:

How to use Green Bond Funds to underwrite costs of new network and energy infrastructure:

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Conference on Green Cyber-infrastructure on Campus

[It is good to see that companies like Sun are starting to see the importance of dealing with CO2 footprint of the computational infrastructure on campus. There are now companies that offer offset dollars, as much as $1 million, to universities if they eliminate their cyber-infrastructure CO2 footprint through use of clouds and/or virtualization. The upcoming Canadian Telecom Conference will also have a entire day's track devoted to Green IT. Thanks to Michael Sims for this pointer--BSA]

Canadian Telecom Summit track on Green IT

Sun Conference on Eco-computing

WWERC Track #2:
Eco-Computing on Campus
As community participation on the network grows, so does its impact on the environment—and that affects the bottom line. Energy costs for universities have jumped 27% percent since 2005 as the campus datacenter faces heavier demands that are pushing the limits of power, space, and cooling. Meanwhile, institutions are also increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of their datacenters and are under pressure to reduce emissions, energy consumption and e-waste.

So where is the green in green? At the 2008 ERC, you'll hear from leaders in industry, pioneers in education, and experts at Sun on why eco-computing is both important and beneficial to higher education, and the opportunities available today to make a difference.

Note: All speakers subject to change.


* Dave Douglas, Vice President, Eco Responsibility, Sun Microsystems
* Paul Frankel, Director, Aquillian Investments
* Larry Penley, President, Colorado State University System

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