Renewable energy now accounts for a third of global capacity, thanks to gains in solar and wind energy in 2018. In 2018, 171 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity worldwide bringing total capacity to 2 351 GW in total, as noted in the IRENA Renewable Capacity Statistics report.
A recently released movie tells the story of how alternating current (AC) eventually prevailed over direct current (DC) technology. What it does not mention is that DC is making a comeback and offering new hope to the more than one billion people with no access to electricity.
The need to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel combined with the anticipated growth in urban population requires new solutions for transportation. Transportation will need to become more sustainable and provide additional added-value services for an increasing number of people.
San Francisco held a Pedestrian Day on 27 May 1937 to open the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge to the public. Nowadays, around 10,000 people, mainly tourists, cross the 2,7 km bridge for the spectacular views of the city, the bay and Alcatraz.
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.
The IEC technical committee that standardizes aspects relating to the circular economy, chemicals management and the ecodesign of electrical and electronic products has updated a key standard used in the supply chain. We spoke to IEC TC 111 Chair Christophe Garnier.