January 10th

The Scope for Electricity & Carbon Saving in the EU through the use of EPM Technologies

Electromagnetic processing of materials (EPM) provides significant opportunities for saving primary energy and reducing carbon emissions in industrial thermal processes. The use of electricity for industrial thermal processes has a current market share of around 10% in Europe and is divided in numerous different applications and industrial branches, where today the share between fossil fuel and electricity used as the end energy carrier is absolute different.

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December 27th, 2012

IRELP Portal to Facilitate Education and Training in Renewable Energy

In the wake of the financial crisis, global unemployment rates have hit 6% with no improvement projected until after 2016. Recent estimates suggest that the most severely affected are today's youth, with their global unemployment rate reaching 12.7%. Even the most educated generation in terms of higher degree attainment, the Millennial Generation born between early 1980s and mid-90s, are struggling to secure employment.

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December 11th

The Cost of Poor Power Quality

Power quality is important when market liberalization focuses on electricity price and regulators are focused only on energy efficiency. Lack of power quality may cause damage and the total cost of using electrical energy can be thus doubled.

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December 7th

Position paper regarding the proposed regulation in the EU w.r.t. ecodesign requirements for transformers

Transmission losses in European networks vary between 1 and 2.6% of electricity generated. Distribution losses can be as high as 11.7%. On average, 7% of electricity is lost in T&D networks, making losses the single biggest electricity use in any member state.

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November 27th

Wind Generator Technology

This White Paper starts with an overview of the expected evolutions in the wind market. The initial boom in the global onshore wind market lies behind us, with a growth rate of 31% between 2005 and 2010. That said, the market is expected to continue its growth in the subsequent three years, with a projected growth rate of 12%. The strongest growth for onshore wind power is predicted for countries outside of Europe.

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November 20th

Generator Set Design Parameters

The intention of this paper is to look at various aspects of generator sets (gensets) utilised globally to provide medium to long term backup power, and to improve system availability and reliability. Critical locations and applications depend on generators for back-up power. Examples of such critical locations are hospitals, airports, government buildings, telecommunications facilities, data centres, and nuclear power plants.

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Smart electrification as the road forward

In the whitepaper 'Coping with the Energy Challenge / The IEC’s role from 2010 to 2030', smart electrification is seen as the key to a sustainable and efficient global energy system. By opting for renewable energy sources and using electrical energy in a smart and controlled manner, electricity can play the major roll in decarbonizing the global economy. This is not a business-as-usual scenario.

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November 9th

Webinar - Technologies for the Electromagnetic Processing of Materials - Energy and Carbon savings

Date: 23 January 2013

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October 25th

Retrofitting of building: a cost-efficiency analysis

In 2010, the French Ministry of Research funded a three-year study to analyze possible solutions leading to a reduction in CO2 emissions that could be feasibly implemented across a large city. This study sought to construct cost-effectiveness indicators in various sectors (building, transport, non-carbon energy production). Cost-effectiveness ratios measure the effort required to implement a solution and the impact in terms of CO2 savings.

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September 14th

World Energy Use in 2011: Slowdown in global energy demand

After the strong growth noticed in 2010, global energy consumption increased at a much slower pace in 2011 (2.2% to 4.9%). While this slowdown is mainly due to the economic crisis that hit OECD countries, the record oil prices also played a role, limiting the growth in global oil consumption even in energy-hungry countries such as China or India.

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