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:

Using eVehicles for Renewable Energy Transportation and Distribution: http://goo.gl/bXO6x and http://goo.gl/UDz37

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


Monday, August 24, 2009

Ontario Government launches study to build low carbon data centers in Northern Ontario

News Release
Developing Green Technology In Thunder Bay
August 17, 2009

McGuinty Government Supports Local Economy And Innovation
NEWS

New low carbon data centres that provide alternative, less expensive and greener data storage facilities are being studied in Thunder Bay.
Rapidly growing global demands on the data management sector have resulted in increased energy consumption to operate and manage these large amounts of data, as well as to maintain proper climatic conditions at data storage facilities.
With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre will explore opportunities to develop a data centre industry in Northern communities that use green technology. A feasibility study is expected to be completed by October 2009.

QUOTE

“This exciting project will not only research the economic development potential of establishing low carbon data centres in Northern Ontario, it will also investigate opportunities for transferring the excess energy to other public facilities. That means everyone involved could experience reduced operating costs.”
- Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry, and Chair of the NOHFC

QUICK FACTS
• The NOHFC is providing $25,000 to the Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre to conduct the study.
• The study will examine feasible energy options, effective ways to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint, and the potential economic benefits such as job creation and revenue generation.
LEARN MORE
• Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation Programs
• Growth Plan for Northern Ontario
Anne-Marie Flanagan, Minister’s Office, 416-327-0655
Michel Lavoie, Communications Branch, 705-564-7125

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