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This discussion webinar takes place on Friday, March 7th, from 14h30 to 15h30. Content Renewable energy technologies are going through a learning cycle. Their costs are going down as a long-term trend. Meanwhile, energy prices are going up. Another factor is the price of carbon. Solar electricity was typically more than 5 times more expensive… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/LPgytYuoAzg” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Jonathan Manson presents the results of a survey conducted by the European Copper Institute (ECI) into the consequences for EU industry of poor power quality. These add up to €150bn annually, are mainly experienced by industry and caused by power interruptions (dips, surges, transients and short interruptions). Call for… » read more

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/LPgytYuoAzg” width=”320″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Jonathan Manson presents the results of a survey conducted by the European Copper Institute (ECI) into the consequences for EU industry of poor power quality. These add up to €150bn annually, are mainly experienced by industry and caused by power interruptions (dips, surges, transients and short interruptions). Call for… » read more

Does energy efficiency come at the cost of lower reliability? Or does reliability reduce energy efficiency? Considering efficiency and security of power as a tradeoff may be the wrong perspective. The need for reliability can be driven by safety concerns (e.g. airport traffic control), social considerations (e.g. healthcare facilities) or an economic rationale (e.g. internet… » read more

Smart has for some time been the buzz-word in energy circles. We should act energy-smart, we should have smart meters and smart grids. In the US we now hear several of the candidates for presidency claim that they want to support building of smart grids. In Europe the Commission has issued programmes for research on… » read more

Smart has for some time been the buzz-word in energy circles. We should act energy-smart, we should have smart meters and smart grids. In the US we now hear several of the candidates for presidency claim that they want to support building of smart grids. In Europe the Commission has issued programmes for research on… » read more

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