Sustainable Energy Blogs
Ian H. Rowlands, 16 December 2014
As the holiday season moves into high gear, we see the new year getting larger and larger on the horizon. Its arrival - in just over two weeks' time - will inevitably bring opportunity for celebrations, resolutions and predictions. To prepare, now seems as good a time as any to look ahead - to get a sense of what the year 2015 may bring for energy researchers, analysts and practitioners. Below are some highlights, selected by month.
January- The 'new'…
Ian H. Rowlands, 6 November 2014
Smart homes are attracting much attention from transnational businesses. That is not particularly surprising - they represent a huge potential market, and they could be truly transformative. Energy analysts would be wise to pay attention to these developments: energy is not only central to many smart home proposals, but it could be a key 'connector' across both resources and issues.
A smart home is a home that incorporates advanced information, communication…
Ian H. Rowlands, 26 September 2014
This is the first in the series of blog entries related to sustainable energy issues.
Local dialogue helps in the quest for energy sustainability. When people from different quarters talk, they gain new information, they challenge their own conventional wisdoms and they make linkages that they hadn't seen before. Moreover, they become empowered. As the leaves turn colour here in Waterloo Region, it appears that the month of October will present us with…