709 results for ‘new energy ’ — page 3 of 60

  • Forum

    Why renewables are the way forward for Africa

    If you take a solar map and a wind map and compare the African continent to other continents, you’ll see we have some of the best resources in the world. The solar resource in the Northern Cape of South Africa is 25 percent higher than that of Spain, and Spain is considered to be a world class… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    The rise of the energy consumer

    For a long time, many electricity providers have largely ignored the needs of the customer. These utility companies have steadily grown, invested in new supply technologies and generally behaved like the monopolies they are. But utility companies have found it increasingly difficult to get… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    How big data will make us more energy efficient

    One of the by-products of smart grid technology – an energy grid that delivers power more efficiently and is able to detect faults before they happen – is that utility companies are amassing vast quantities of data on their customers. Meter readings alone have accounted for a huge surge in… more
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    How new technology will help Latin America thrive

    Education and technology are deeply entwined in setting the pace at which a country can generate significant competitive advantages. A country’s ability to improve productivity relies on having a large pool of capable human resources to draw from, and technology for them to use. Education… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    Latin America needs a new relationship between state, market and society

    Over the last decade, Latin American and Caribbean countries have benefited from dynamic growth, with significant progress in the social sphere – something that has been reflected in decreasing levels of poverty and inequality. Most societies in the region have placed the need for greater… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    Interview: A light bulb moment for renewable power

    This blog is part of a series of interviews on our Emerging Technologies 2014. What do we mean by “grid-scale electricity storage”? We are talking about a spectrum of technology options for storing electricity. It’s odd that we are in the 21st century and still don’t have the… more
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    A new global vision for sustainable development

    When the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were first established nearly 15 years ago, the half-joke reminder among global health experts was that they needed to replace the “M” with a “B” when talking about financing – meaning the solutions required budgets in the order of billions… more
  • Strategic Partners

    Are we ready to pay for tomorrow’s energy?

    It is our duty, as states, citizens and industry leaders, to make the energy transition a reality with the ultimate aim of reconciling two major priorities: to meet ever-increasing demand and to confront the complex issue of climate change. These challenges, as we are all aware, determine the… more
  • Strategic Partners

    How can industry save energy?

    Research commissioned by ABB has confirmed that energy efficiency remains a high priority for industry executives. Of more than 300 surveyed in the manufacturing and power sectors by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), almost all said energy efficiency would remain a crucial success factor for… more
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    How should we prepare for the future of energy?

    As the global energy landscape undergoes massive transformations, it should look to Germany’s Energiewende, or energy market transition, to provide a secure, sustainable and affordable energy supply for everyone. We need to acknowledge that electricity supply is one of the biggest global… more
  • Global Agenda Councils

    Davos briefing: Meeting society’s new expectations

    Modern societies need better leadership. Around the world, people are clamouring for a more effective, open and honest management of public affairs.   As change accelerates, the need to coordinate human efforts grows steadily more pressing. “The world’s quest for dignity, peace, prosperity… more
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    Five facts about the world’s energy use

    The Global Energy Architecture Performance Index Report 2014, released this week, aims to support the transition to more affordable, sustainable and secure energy systems around the world. Its principal tool is the Energy Architecture Performance Index (EAPI), which measures the performance of… more