IoT – have we thought it all through?

This week I read a few articles on Internet Of Things. The first could go for an advertisement, explaining all the benefits IoT could have. In special related to the industry. Then it’s called IIoT. The article, well actually it was a series, covered the spectrum from possibilities from robotarms to help the bartender pour liquor in the right amount (seriously!) to the automatization of factories to meet individual needs in mass production. Sounds great. The second article was about a research on the subject of security of devices that…

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consumer influence on the energy transition

Buildings are responsible for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and 70% of the building stock is inefficient. (article) Last month I read that realizing energy savings is cheaper then producing your own energy with, for example, solar panels. And with in mind that indeed 70% of the building stock is inefficient that there is a lot of low hanging fruit to harvest. It is almost strange that not everybody with his or her own house already made an effort to make it more energy efficient. In the article: Climate Commissioner: Age…

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The energy transition: energy is not longer a fuel, but a technique

The sentence in the title of this article is borrowed from the article “sunny side up…” . There are two statements in the article that I would like to emphasize: 1) energy is not longer a fuel but a technique. This first statement implies that there is no longer scarcity of energy, which means that holding on to energy resources like oil and therewith managing the supply is not longer an influence on the price of energy. Making economy of scale the most logical line of strategy for every energy suplier. In…

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From higher perspectives to our daily practice

This week there was news from the highest level: an airplane that flies around the world without the use of fuel. The battery of the plane was the heaviest element. This article gives therefor not only hope, since we now know the enourmous pollution from our flight behaviour can be challenged. But also gives direction: batteries are one of the most urgend hurdles to take. To balance this high level news, there were articles on our own basic down to earth behaviour: the inlfuence and power of the consumer. The way…

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Why a newsletter on sustainable energy

Most of us know the piramid of Maslow on the hierarchy of needs. Energy is on the base level. Way back, when we still lived in caves we discovered fire. Fire gave us warmth, light and protection. With wood as primary source of energy we where provided in all those needs. Since then energy is one of our primary needs and has grown more and more important by our own development. Where our usage of energy has exploded since the industrial revolution, new energy sources had to be found. Coal and…

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