Are you aware of these stats?
Buildings account for 40 % of energy consumption and 36 % of energy emissions (
EU data) Road transport accounts for 25 % of energy consumption and 20 % of energy emissions (
EU data and EU stats)
Then, what happens when we combine NZEB buildings (net Zero Energy Buildings) with local renewable generation and EVs (Electric Vehicles) charging in these NZEB?
It’s obvious… ->
We can decarbonize 65 % of the energy system!* Sigue leyendo
Publicado en Autoconsumo, Building Energy Management Systems, Climate change, Energy efficiency, energy transition, microgrids, PhD, Post en ingles, Renovables, Smart Cities, Smart homes, Transport, Vehículo eléctrico |
Etiquetado Decarbonization, EV, NZEB, Smart Cities, Smart Grid |
If you are interested in Smart City technologies and experiences, I strongly recommend the following report from Nesta:
Rethinking Smart Cities From The Ground Up
The proposal is similar to how I suggest to build the Smart Grid:
Do it bottom-up, empowering the consumer/citizen. In this case, the report justifies that the highest return is on collaborative technologies that allow the citizens to participate and shape the future of their cities.
As is widely mentioned, there is no smart city without smart citizens. Just like there is no smart grid without a smart consumer. Thus, investing in smart people is absolutely necessary for
Publicado en Energy economics, Innovative solutions, Política energética, Post en ingles, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sustainability |
Etiquetado collaborative technologies, Innovation, Smart Cities, Smart Citizens, Smart Grids |
I think it might be, every time I see one… but specially when I hear the noise.
It’s probably one of the least efficient and more disturbing modern technology around. Burning oil to produce noise and smoke, in order to spread dust and debris around! What can be better?
The “dreadful” Leaf blower
The funny thing is the device doesn’t even pick up the leafs, once they are pushed somewhere, they still have to be picked-up for disposal.
Of course it can save time, but…