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The Emissions Gap: The current decade is defining for our future

16 juillet 2020
For ten years, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has produced annual Emissions Gap Reports1, tracking the difference between where global greenhouse gas emissions are heading and where they need to be for the world to get on track to keeping global warming within the limits agreed by countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).Read More

Hydrogen scalable production for a sustainable and breathable world

16 juillet 2020

One important outcome from the 4.0 Industrial Thinking era brings up systems-to-systems approach integration, embracing cyber-physical systems (CPS), the internet of things (IoT), industrial internet of things (IIoT), cognitive computing and artificial intelligence. If a single key word could epitomize what we are facing, it would be the Market Transformation era.Read More

Hydrogen, Power to Gas (P2G) and Gas to Power (G2P): Interesting technologies which need additional R&D and analyses within a system approach

16 juillet 2020
The current use of wind and photovoltaic generation pose several challenges to their increasingly strong penetration (ref 1 and 2). The use of energy resources that do not generate CO2 emissions is becoming increasingly important. The idea of green hydrogen, produced by electrolyzers fed with electricity from renewable sources, which by burning generates water, is more compelling today considering the new needs of the electrical power systems with the explosion of wind and solar generation, taking care of its possible multi-sector uses as well.Read More

Utility 3.0: Japan's Utility of the Future

16 juillet 2020

Five megatrends (5Ds) will bring about changes to the Japanese power/energy business. These changes are inevitable and irreversible. We call them the 5Ds and they are:

  • Deregulation
  • Decentralization
  • Decarbonization
  • Digitilization
  • Depopulation

Depopulation is the trend that Japan will likely face earlier than the rest of the world, while the other 4Ds are global megatrends.Read More