17 ways to make your website more energy efficient
Mostly good advices for webmasters but be careful, some advices are questionable. Most are correct but will not be followed by corporations ("less tracking").
Le service de jeu vidéo à la demande lancé par Google s’annonce très consommateur en bande passante. Un obstacle potentiel à son déploiement, et un point de friction probable avec les fournisseurs d’accès internet.
traduction : une connexion haut débit - voire très haut débit - sera obligatoire pour s’offrir l’expérience minimale du service de jeu vidéo à la demande en termes de résolution et de graphisme. Pour la 4K, le débit nécessaire est évalué à 30 mégabits . Sans compter le débit requis par la manette sans fil, elle aussi connectée
Renesas Electronics Develops Low-Power Technology for Embedded Flash Memory Based on SOTB™ Process to Enable Energy Harvesting and Eliminate Need for Batteries.... Achieves Read Energy of 0.22 pJ/bit at 64 MHz – Among the World’s Lowest Levels for Embedded Flash Memory on an MCU. #technology #electronics #science #physics #Energy #Harvesting #Flash #Memory #hardware #computer ▻https://www.renesas.com/eu/en/about/press-center/news/2019/news20190612.html
A Reliable #blockchain Platform for Renewable #energy Sector
TerraGreen PurposeThe general thought behind #terragreen is to use blockchain technology and cryptocurrency to make the earth (Terra) a greener place. The focus of TerraGreen is to produce renewable energy that is generated from renewable materials and waste productions instead of using fossil fuels like oil, coal and natural gas. In the end, TerraGreen’s purpose is to create a truly sustainable and clean community which will allow consumers to directly participate in the renewable energy industry positively.TerraGreen intends to break down the walls between energy producers, investors, consumers, and utilities so that people get involved and influence their energy is produced.TerraGreen Motivation.Environmental stress to earth has induced an urgent quest for innovation in energy (...)
Why Industry Leaders Should Leverage #blockchain to Bring #energy Forward
Energy BlockchainA growing number of industries are beginning to embrace disruptive technologies like blockchain and cryptocurrency. Energy companies that commit to this change will benefit from a enhanced efficiency and transparency.In our current climate, blockchain goes hand in hand with disruptive tech companies and solutions like cryptocurrency. However, we’re seeing a number of other industries — specifically those that are slow to evolve — integrate this technology into their operations.Leading energy traders and banks recently launched a new digital platform in which blockchain facilitates crude oil trading, with more energy-specific use cases possibly on the horizon. While technological advances in this sector aren’t rare, the industry’s largest players typically anchor their (...)
Trading #energy: Will #blockchain disrupt the energy industry?
By Ledgerback, in collaboration with Joshua SagisiHow the Brooklyn Microgrid is attempting to localize the energy industry by combining blockchain and microgrid technologyThe energy industry is an industry that can reap many benefits from blockchain #technology.In the energy industry, blockchain has many applications such as carbon emissions accounting, peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading (synonymous with local energy trading), incentivizing renewable energy production (e.g., Solarcoin), and improving “smart” meters  .For this piece, we shall discuss P2P energy trading, the two major technologies that can make it possible, blockchain and microgrids, and the Brooklyn Microgrid, a P2P energy trading microgrid project in Brooklyn, New York.P2P Energy TradingP2P energy trading is just as (...)
For #energy, It’s Digitization Before Decentralization
Roughly 10 years ago the vision of a peer-to-peer electronic cash system was published, marking the launch of #bitcoin and the foundation of #blockchain. While an explosion of new startups have enamored the cryptocurrency craze, the energy sector has envisioned leveraging blockchain for reasons similar to that of finance — transparency, trust, and automation. I’d like to highlight a few observations (and debunk a myth or two) now that blockchain hype is subsiding and new distributed energy solutions remain scarce.The youth is starting to changeMany have speculated the crypto-revolution in finance will naturally come for other industries like energy. However, what finance had that energy did not is a disruption moment from mobile and digital — a trend that forced incumbent monopolies to rethink (...)
How Big Oil Dodges Facebook’s New Ad Transparency Rules
We’ve identified 12 ad campaigns in which energy, insurance and other industries masked their sponsorship of political messages on Facebook. A Facebook ad in October urged political conservatives to support the Trump administration’s rollback of fuel emission standards, which it hailed as “our president’s car freedom agenda” and “plan for safer, cheaper cars that WE get to choose.” The ad came from a Facebook page called Energy4US, and it included a disclaimer, required by Facebook, saying it was (...)
Publicités politiques : les hésitations des gouvernements européens et des réseaux sociaux
L’encadrement politique des publicités ciblées est encore balbutiant, alors que c’est l’un des outils préférés des campagnes d’influence, où règne parfois la désinformation. Comment éviter le fiasco de 2016, lorsqu’il avait fallu des mois après l’élection présidentielle états-unienne pour comprendre avec quelle facilité les agences de propagande russes avaient utilisé les réseaux sociaux pour diffuser leurs messages ? C’est, en substance, la question que se posent aussi bien la Commission européenne et les (...)
This is the fifth in a series of articles highlighting the many applications of Artificial Intelligence.The “extractive industries” as they’re sometimes called, Mining and Energy, were the first truly global vertical, and continue to span the globe in the pursuit of access to natural resources. AI can be of great service in innumerable ways in this field. Here’s a few examples:Risk ManagementI was talking to a pipeline company last year about risk management. At the time I was selling a tablet-based inspection system. “Data collection is not our problem” I was told. “we have lots of data automatically collected via SCADA — our need is to interpret this data effectively.” They had a great deal of data being collected along the hundreds of miles of pipeline, but were having trouble processing it (...)
The dangers of Li-ion batteries you might not be aware of
Since their first introduction in 1991 by Sony, Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries have become an integral part of our daily lives. Their rechargeable properties make them ideal for an array of devices, including the smartphones and laptops we use every day. Despite this, Li-ion batteries are still criticized because of the potential safety concerns that they pose.According to #battery University, there was a huge recall of rechargeable Li-ion batteries in 1991. The inherent instabilities of lithium metal, particularly during charging, created early problems. In some cases, batteries would release hot gases, which were enough to cause burns. In order to combat the problem manufacturers developed Li-ion batteries without any metallic properties, making them far safer to use.This has not (...)
How Blockchain Is Solving the #energy Crisis in Developing Nations
This paid story is brought to you by ImpactPPABasic electricity access is taken for granted in the tech and cryptocurrency worlds, but many people across the globe lack this basic commodity. 1.1 billion people globally lack energy access; many more communities have inconsistent or prohibitively expensive electricity.Electricity poverty has serious ramifications for quality of life in communities experiencing it. Without electricity, many modern medical procedures are impossible to do safely. Well water can’t be drawn with electric-powered pumps, lighting and climate control can’t provide basic comforts to students studying for exams or government workers carrying out important administrative tasks. Many communication tools, such as internet access or even computers themselves, are (...)
Are the smart contracts going to replace lawyers?
Blockchain technology is certainly a very creative and ingenious invention that has transformed the digital world. As a world’s leading software platform, #blockchain allows cryptocurrencies to expand without need of a bank or a government, and it also saves you time.Blockchain — it is a great innovation, a decentralized system that exist between all parties and there is no need of a “middle men”. Of course that there could be some problems sometimes, but the blockchain technology resolves them in a cheaper, faster, and more secure way, which is why many banks are turning to it instead of using the traditional systems.In 1994, Nick Szabo, a cryptographer, was interested in this area and came up with an idea that the decentralized ledger can be used for smart contracts, also called as (...)
New Release - #Energy #Transitions in the #Gulf: Key Questions on #Nuclear Power - Book Edited by Ali Ahmad
Despite being among the world’s top oil producers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Gulf’s largest economies, have ambitious plans to invest in nuclear power. As the interest in nuclear energy in the region grows, the need to better understand the underlying economic and security issues becomes a necessity.
In our new edited volume, “Energy Transitions in the Gulf: Key Questions on Nuclear Power” we examine the challenges and opportunities of nuclear power deployment in the Gulf and the wider Middle East region. The book is a result of a workshop held as part of the 2016 Gulf Research Meeting at the University of Cambridge, UK, under the auspices of the Gulf Research Center.
Introduction by Ali Ahmad
Chapter 1: Economic Determinants of Nuclear Power in the Gulf by Omer Akkaya
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Chapter 2: Economics of Nuclear and Solar Desalination for the Middle East by Rami W. Bitar and Ali Ahmad
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Chapter 3: Requirements for High Solar Penetration in Electricity Production in Saudi Arabia by Philippe Chite and Ali Ahmad
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Chapter 4: Nuclear Energy for the Middle East: Technology Choices and Considerations by Abdalla Abou Jaoude and Anna Erickson
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Chapter 5: Iran, Uranium, and Future Proliferation Dynamics in the Middle East by Ryan Snyder
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Chapter 6: Confidence Today, Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East Tomorrow by Marianne Nari Fisher
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Studie: Heranwachsende von der Schule gestresst
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Alphabet’s company X works on project “Malta”, a low-cost energy storage solution using salt and antifreeze.
Malta’s solution is to contain just captured electricity as thermal energy. The work behind it comes from Nobel prize-winning Stanford physics professor Robert Laughlin who created as “theoretical system that stores electricity as heat (in high temperature molten salt) and cold (in a low temperature liquid similar to the antifreeze you have in your car).”
Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to “Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies”
A shadowy international mercenary and security firm known as #TigerSwan targeted the movement opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline with military-style #counterterrorism measures, collaborating closely with police in at least five states, according to internal documents obtained by The Intercept. The documents provide the first detailed picture of how TigerSwan, which originated as a U.S. military and State Department contractor helping to execute the global war on terror, worked at the behest of its client #Energy_Transfer_Partners, the company building the #Dakota_Access_Pipeline, to respond to the indigenous-led movement that sought to stop the project.
#Total : An Illusion of Climate Strategy
Total likes to present itself as a responsible business with a strategy for dealing with #climate_change. The French company even published its own climate strategy, explaining how it intends to contribute to the goal of keeping global warming below 2°C. But as 350.org France and Observatoire des multinationales reveal in this new report, Total’s actions and strategy are completely at odds with effective action to tackle the climate crisis. Total is facing pressure from some of its investors (...)
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« ▻https://multinationales.org/IMG/pdf/350-total.pdf »
Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon Rainforest Among Outstanding Natural Sites Under Threat from French Multinationals
Half of World Heritage sites are currently threatened by industrial development, and the oil and mining sectors pose a particular threat. So many invaluable sites and #biodiversity sanctuaries face being wiped off the map just because we are unable to do anything about our voracious model of development. Several French transnational corporations are among those involved in projects that could herald the end of these exceptional sites. Some of the sites facing destruction include national (...)
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