The United Nations has defined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the foundation for its plan to build a better world by 2030. Vimal Mahendru, Convenor of a group educating the IEC community about the SDGs, provides his thoughts on the role of the IEC in achieving the SDGs.
Energy efficiency can play a vital role in economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. More efficient use of energy could generate an untapped source of fuel, larger than fossil and renewable energy sources combined.
Coronavirus is continuing to spread around the world with at least 170 countries already affected. Our response to the pandemic is changing demand and consumption patterns for electricity as industrial activity slows and an increasing number of office staff are encouraged to telework.
In 2015, the United Nations agreed on 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to make the world a safer, more peaceful and prosperous place, for all. International Standards and conformity assessment are playing a significant role.
IEC Technical Committee (TC) 114, which develops standards for marine energy, is holding a plenary meeting in Delft, Netherlands. The meeting is hosted by NEN, Netherlands Standardization Institute and IEC member.
Grid operators in Singapore and the United States have joined the growing number of companies around the world that are experimenting with blockchain. They hope the technology can radically simplify renewable energy trading.
The transmission and distribution of electricity has to gear up to meet new challenges: a soaring world population and increasing pollution mean electricity will have to be delivered to more people and more efficiently as well.