Coal-fired power generation is vulnerable everywhere to increasingly ambitious initiatives to cut carbon emissions.
This is acutely evident today in the Netherlands, where a recent court ruling and a parliamentary motion supporting tougher actions to avert climate change represent a growing trend.
This report assesses the impact of national pressures and beyond on the value of three new coal-fired power plants put into service in 2015 by the German energy companies RWE and Uniper, and the French energy company Engie.
More broadly, we note the implications from these examples for the business case for new-build coal power in Europe and further afield.
You can find in this article many links to the real-time production of electricity in country’s all over Europe. Every link contains a lot of information about prices and the kind of production of electricity.
Posted by Tinus de Vreugd in Energy saving
R744 is the refrigerant name of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), and is a natural gas which is all around us. In fact, we cannot live without Carbon Dioxide! As with anything, adding too much CO2 to our environment, while the demand of the natural use from nature, is rapidly decreasing by cutting down forests, also for the use of fire wood and fuel pellets, is becoming rapidly a problem. Read more…
The Philips Hue lamp has been measured in several whites and colors. See this article for the measurement data in graph form and raw data. In the file you also find CCT and CRI data.
Posted by Roland van der Put in Transport, Uncategorized
How does fast charging work? What time does is cost to refill your battery? Why do we need refill stations on the main-road for electric cars? Read more, for answers on this questions.
Posted by Harm Otten in Transport
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Two years ago it was the first time I went to Switzerland with my 100% electric Renault Zoe. 900km one way was a real challenge because back then there were no fast chargers. It made me happy if there was a semi-fast charger (22kW) on the route. This way I could not drive more than 350km per day. The next year there were some fast chargers and it was possible to make an entire tour of almost 2400km through Switzerland.
This year I set the bar higher, and the outward journey is already 2000km! Now I will mostly use fast chargers, and cover 550km per day. Seven different charge cards or phone Apps have been arranged. Hopefully they all will work, because I wasn’t able to test most of them. Furthermore, I will not use ferries on this trip, but drive entirely over bridges in Denmark and Sweden to Geiranger (Norway), where among other things I will attend the 20th anniversary of the Norwegian electric car association.
Infrared panels are offered more and more as a cheaper (and more comfortable) alternative, compared to central heating, to create an adequate inner climate in your house and rooms. I understand very well the theoretical functioning of these panels and how to create a pleasant in-house climate. However recently have have run into two companies, that sell a lot of infrared panels, telling me that the infrared rays coming from infrared panels do travel straight trough windows, and even that their infrared panel manufacturers do tell them that. This is nonsense to me, and in this article I explain that infrared radiation coming from infrared panels do not travel straight through windows. I will explain that heat (energy) can travel through windows (easier than through walls) but that is a different process.
To ensure that light is functional in the internal work space, we use for instance the norm EN 12464-1. It describes for different work situations the minimum average illumination values, the evenness, CRI ,UGR and sometimes the color temperature. But light does more. It can have a very positive effect on human’s well being. Norms 67600 and 5031 tell how.
OliNo implemented the measurement of melanopical effectiveness according to these norms.
Bitcoin keeps growing strong. More and more companies are investing in / accepting bitcoin. Although Bitcoin has been declared dead by opponents multiple of times. Closing in on 2016 and bitcoin is alive and well. In fact it’s doing better than ever and the infographic below demonstrates that the only way is up, in terms of value and usage.
The STORM pulse is a prototype electric motorcycle. We interviewed Yuri Steinbuch of STORM Eindhoven about the STORM Pulse during the electric mobility tradeshow (Ecomobiel) in the Netherlands. Yuri talks about the unique battery pack of the motorcycle and the planned tour of 80 days around the world.