Why a power grid attack is a nightmare scenario   Recently updated !

Lawmakers have been warning about a ‘nightmare scenario’ – an attack on a nation’s power grid, where stores are closed, mobile service is failing, broadband internet is down, hospitals are working on generators, garbage is rotting in the streets, and clean water is scarce. There is no escape, as planes […]

Germany, Italy, and Japan top world energy efficiency rankings   Recently updated !

Germany continues to lead the world in energy efficiency, followed by Italy and Japan (tied for second place), France, and the United Kingdom (not reflecting energy-related government changes in 2016), according to the 2016 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard published by the nonprofit American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). New […]

National grid customers save in smart grid pilot   Recently updated !

In its first year, the National Grid company, through its Smart Energy Solutions (SES) program, has recorded savings by 11,000 customers in Worcester, MA of 2,300MWh, and savings of US$1.25m on their power bills with smart metering. The National Grid’s US$44m SES program, which was approved by the Massachusetts Department […]

Electro-mobility is part of low-emission transport solution   Recently updated !

The publication of the ‘European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility’ by the European Commission is an opportunity to refocus attention on electro-mobility as an obvious solution for making Europe’s transport clean, more efficient and less dependent on imported fossil fuels.  Distribution system operators’ electricity networks are crucial facilitators of Europe’s transition […]

Geothermal power in Italy   Recently updated !

Geothermal power accounts for about 1.6-1.8% of the total electric energy production in Italy and is about 7% of the total renewable energy produced in 2010. The total energy from Geothermal was 5,660 GWh in 2015. Italy is the sixth country by geothermal installed capacity. There are 33 active geothermal […]