The EU is banning the use of incandescent lamps. Replacing an incandescent bulb by a compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) does indeed save around 75 % of the energy consumed. But how feasible is it to try and replace all existing incandescents by CFLs? Are today’s CFLs up to the job, or are technical improvements still required? And what about the alternatives? Are there any other light sources of equally high-efficiency as CFLs but without the disadvantages?
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The Handbook of Power Quality available in online bookshops since April 2008, has now been complemented with a website providing the reader with case-studies for each chapter and extensive appendices listing current standards, relevant mathematical formulas, and electrical circuits’ principles.
To download case studies and appendices, please visit the publisher's website.
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IEEP and its partner, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have published a report on “Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policies in Europe and the United States”. This report includes the main conclusions of our joint project - Transatlantic Platform for Action on the Global Environment (T-PAGE). T-PAGE has provided a platform for debate to stimulate dialogue and exchange of experiences between environmental NGOs, academia and other interested civil society organisations in the U.S. and EU.Read full article
We are carrying out a major pan-European project to identify a number of issues relating to current levels of Power Quality. Our aim is twofold:Read full article
This paper introduces methods to quantify the impact of wind power and other types of distributed generation on the overvoltage risk. The so-called hosting capacity approach, introduced in the very first issue of this magazine, is used as the basic approach. Both a deterministic and a statistical approach are introduced. The deterministic approach is suitable for generation with a constant production most of the time.Read full article
The following article is the result of an interview with Jean Van Vyve and provides a brief overview of the significance of and prospects for nuclear energy in the energy sector. The article is published as an eBook so you can scroll the different pages using the titles below. The full article is also available as a PDF for download.Read full article
Characteristics of voltage sags caused by faults in distribution networks depend on the design of the protection system and the coordination between the different protective devices. The presence of distributed generation (DG) changes the radial nature of distribution systems, so it can affect the performance of the protection system, and consequently the characteristics of voltage sags. In addition, DG will help to maintain the during-fault voltages of healthy phases.Read full article