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:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Energy Efficiency Gains at Home being defeated by growth of electronic gadgets

[This is one of many reasons why I have argued that ICT energy efficiency is not sufficient. The growth in usage of computer gadgets will dwarf any gains in energy efficiency.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Australia gets it right: carbon pricing, national broadband, eResearch, Green IT research

[These days Australia seems to be firing on all cylinders and demonstrating true political leadership on a number of fronts from carbon pricing, deploying national broadband, through to  eResearch and more recently announcing the worlds’ largest Green IT research center.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Universities and R&E networks are sitting on a gold mine - the real value of IPv4 addresses

[There has been a lot of buzz in the press about the recent news of Nortel selling some of its address space to Microsoft for $7.5m which works out to $11.25 per IP address.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A new look at an old idea: Powering autos from the grid

Electricity that powers electric motors is the best replacement for fossil fuels that power internal combustion engines. As discussed in my lastpost, connecting to the grid while in motion is the best means of powering electric vehicles.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Relocating data centers to colder climates can reduce costs by up to 75%

[At the recent On*vector workshop in San Diego, Dallas Thorton of the San Diego Computer Center (SDSC) gave an excellent presentation on the CANARIE funded UCSD-McGill project looking at the overall cost savings by relocating a facility like the SDSC to Canada.

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