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VtoG: le véhicule électrique comme levier d’optimisation des réseaux?

Dans le cadre de mes activités professionnelles, j’ai pu co-écrire cet article sur le véhicule électrique. Souvent vu comme une contrainte pour le réseau électrique en raison de sa forte consommation et de sa mobilité rendant la charge peu prévisible, … Continue reading

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What’s that energetic transition ahead of us?

I have been searching the web lately, hoping to find insights on the energetic transition that lies ahead of us. And I have found many answers, some well documented and well structured, mainly from national and international organizations and businesses … Continue reading

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Are renewables necessarily sustainable?

Renewable energies are seen as THE solution to all of our climate change, peak oil… and probably also bad conscience issues! However one big solution usually is too simple to really solve any problem. So let’s step back for a … Continue reading

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Fossil and renewable energies

Drawing the line between fossil and renewable energies seems much easier than estimating the maturity level of each energy production technology. However there were some tangent cases in the article I published on June, 11th and I will come back … Continue reading

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Conventional and non-conventional energy sources

Last time, I published a mapping of energy resources, classifying them according to their conventionality and renewability. I bet you might have been surprised at how I classified some of them as conventional or not. Indeed, I have myself, as … Continue reading

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How to map energy sources?

Today, I’d like to share with you two mappings of energy sources which underlie all my articles. First, here’s a family tree of as many energy sources I have been able to list until now: And second, here’s a mapping … Continue reading

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TIR’s pillars 4/5: Developing smart grids

Today I continue with Jeremy Rifkin’s Third Industrial Revolution’s forth pillar : developing the use of “smart grids” in electricity production and consumption. What is at stake? Remember the TIR’s first pillar is shifting to renewable sources of energy? Yet, … Continue reading

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TIR’s pillars 3/5: Storing electricity once it is produced

Today, I go on about Jeremy Rifkin’s Third Industrial Revolution with its third pillar, which is about storing electricity. What’s at stake? Ever since we produce and consume electricity, the need for storage has been existing. Because our consumption is … Continue reading

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TIR’s pillars 2/5: Transforming buildings into power plants

According to Jeremy Rifkin, the third industrial revolution’s second pillar is transforming our buildings in small power plants. We hear about this idea since years already through developing concepts like zero-energy or PlusEnergy buildings and proliferating national and international norms, labels, and … Continue reading

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TIR’s pillars 1/5: Shifting from oil to renewable energies

The first of the five interdependent pillars supporting an upcoming third industrial revolution is probably the most obvious one. Remember Jeremy Rifkin’s idea is that the convergence of being now able to use renewable sources of energy and the internet … Continue reading

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