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:

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Green Bond Funds and the role of R&E networks

Around the world universities, R&E networks and researchers in general are looking at an increasingly austere future of budget cutbacks and reduced funding for higher education.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Big Science and Sustainable Energy - Second annual workshop

I am pleased to see that CERN is hosting the second annual workshop on Big Science and Sustainable Energy at   Big science is a voracious consumer of energy.  A large part of this consumption is from the high performance computing requirements to process all the data generated by Big Science. Given the predicted fragility of the electrical grid due to increased adverse weather brought on by global warming, it is heartening to see some scientists and engineers looking at renewable energy, and alternate architectures for processing the data.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Major New Funding Opportunities for Internet Researchers and R&E Networks- NAMAs

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) is a new policy program that was developed at the Bali United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Keystone XL Pipeline and the role of R&E networks

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

How Transport SDN could revolutionize R&E networks

[It is exciting to see the recent announcements from ESnet and Infinera of their first Transport SDN demo. 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Latest developments in dynamic charging for eVehicles

I have put together a slide deck and the following pointers on the latest development of dynamic charging of eVehicles. Clearly Korea and China are the world's leader with actual working deployments.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

The myth of population density and the high cost of broadband

One of the enduring myths that is used by apologists for incumbent broadband operators as to the high cost of broadband in Canada and the US is our low population density.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Netherlands to deploy worlds first mobile charging system - energy Internet

[Here is a cool project in the in the province of Branbant in The Netherlands that embodies many of the ideas I have been talking about in terms of using eVehicles as a competitive alternative to the electrical grid.

Recharge Your Electric Car Through Its Tires for Mobile Charging

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

Good article from MIT press. Taking on established battery makers and making electric vehicles mainstream will require far more radical advances.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Autonomous Vehicles as mobile energy storage systems

[Readers of this blog are probably well aware that I have long argued that any scheme to mitigate or adapt to  climate change must provide tangible benefits to consumers.

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