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:

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Madness and Delusions of Energy Efficiency – throwing pillows off the Titanic

On July 6th at 10:00 AM I am giving a talk at the National Research Council on building a low carbon business strategy for Canada. If you are interested in attending please contact Perry Mangione []

The Madness and Delusions of Energy Efficiency – throwing pillows off the Titanic

One of the greatest challenges facing the planet is climate change. The degree and speed at which the earth is warming is unprecedented. To date most solutions to address climate change have focused on energy efficiency. Unfortunately energy efficiency is like throwing pillows off the Titanic. While this might slow down the rate of sinking a tiny bit it ignores the real problem of fixing the hole in the hull and/or manning the life boats. The problem we face is not the amount of energy we consume or its rate of consumption, but the type of energy we are using. Moving to the use of renewable energy which produces very little carbon is critical. But most renewable energy is extremely unreliable and not well suited for today’s electrical grid. Information, computing and telecommunications (ICT) technologies can play an important role by allowing us to be much more creative in our use of renewable energy in all sectors of our society. By applying ICT across the various NRC institutes we can develop innovative new solutions for future low carbon economy. It will also create new opportunities for investment, jobs and research funding. Mobile vehicle charging, 5G wireless networks, 400 Hz multiplex power systems, next generation zero carbon Internet, zero carbon computer architectues, cap and reward are some examples of this type of innovative thinking.