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Hitting the gas…and the brakes

There is an interesting set of twists and turns at play between US unemployment data, vehicle sales, and gasoline demand. If you were to look at the first two, you… Read more »

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Solar Decathlon: A Third Industrial Revolution City in Miniature

I just got back from a visit to Paris and was fortunate to be able to visit the Solar Decathlon in Versailles, a competition where some 800 students designed energy… Read more »

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Mixed Signals Relating to Clean Energy Progress

The IEA tends to publish some great research pieces, drawing attention to current trends or highlighting the potential for emerging ones. Their recently published ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report‘ is no… Read more »

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Partnering to Bring the Latest Networking Technology to the Smart Grid – and Make It Even Smarter

In a previous guest blog post, I discussed the partnership between Schneider Electric and Alcatel-Lucent and the success we were having in the area of substation automation. But our work… Read more »

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IT Key Enabler for Smart Cities at Schneider Electric “Power to the Cloud” Dubai Event

Issues that concern Middle Eastern CIOs, from private cloud adoption and data center outsourcing, to disaster recovery, security, new data center builds and existing facility upgrades are amongst the high… Read more »

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GUEST POST: China at an Environmental Crossroads: Trends and Strategies – Part 2

In this guest post, we reconnect with Rosie Pidcock for an analysis of The China Greentech Report 2013. (You may want to read Part 1 if you missed it.) The… Read more »

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Having your electric vehicle residential charger installed

Electric and electric/hybrid vehicles need over two kilowatts of power. Domestic charging equipment must meet that requirement if it is to be effective, plus it must do so in a… Read more »

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Why invest in a home charger for your electric vehicle?

When you have EVlink fitted at home you get a charging station that is specifically designed for home charging. Charging is smooth and effortless, and you control your energy consumption…. Read more »

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(Re)charge the World – with your House

Since I was a child, one of my favorite dreams was about time travel. Much to the chagrin of my history teacher, I was not interested in the past: I… Read more »

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Electric Vehicles are Good for the Environment – and for the Concept of Smart Cities

Last week’s launch of the BMW i3, BMW’s first electric vehicle, is generating a fair amount of chatter among auto enthusiasts as well as folks who are simply concerned about… Read more »

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How to charge your Electric Vehicle safely and simply

If electric vehicles (EVs) are to become common features of the sustainable urban mobility scene, safe and effective charging facilities are needed. What charging infrastructure is currently in place to… Read more »

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Electric Vehicles Explained

Trying to sort out all the different types of Alternative Fuel Vehicles now on the market? Thinking of investing in one yourself? Here are some key terms and features I… Read more »

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Open Charge Point Protocol : connecting EV charging stations to central systems

For the young electric vehicle charging market, variety is a good thing. Competition drives down costs and fosters technological improvements. Today, municipalities or private charging providers choose from a multitude of charging… Read more »

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Discussing the Creation of Grid-Connected Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure at CEM-4

During last week’s Clean Energy Ministerial that was held  in New Delhi (CEM-4), Anil Chaudhary, Schneider’s Managing Director and Country President, Greater India, participated in the round table on electric vehicles …. Read more »

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GUEST POST: 3 Ways to Save Money with Your Home EV Charger

If you’ve stepped out of the Ice Age and taken the plunge into the world of eco-friendly transportation, chances are you’ve already started reaping some financial benefits. Considering that Americans… Read more »

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Why invest in a home charger for your electric vehicle?

When you have EVlink fitted at home you get a charging station that is specifically designed for home charging. Charging is smooth and effortless, and you control your energy consumption…. Read more »

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Achieving Energy Efficiency & a lot more through the Smart Grid

Meeting electricity needs in a cost-effective way has always remained a challenge. In other words, it has continuously been an unachieved target to generate carbon free and efficient power, distribute… Read more »

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A day in the life of an Electric Vehicle Driver

Since I bought my electric vehicle, my popularity has soared. People are always stopping me to ask questions about my electric vehicle – especially what I have to do to… Read more »

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Trends in Wind Generation, Driving Habits and Network-enabled Devices

Apparently, the Queen of England sent her first email in 1976, some 14 years before the World Wide Web was born. I learned this while reading about the growth of… Read more »

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Mixed Signals Relating to Clean Energy Progress

The IEA tends to publish some great research pieces, drawing attention to current trends or highlighting the potential for emerging ones. Their recently published ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report‘ is no… Read more »

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Open Charge Point Protocol : connecting EV charging stations to central systems

For the young electric vehicle charging market, variety is a good thing. Competition drives down costs and fosters technological improvements. Today, municipalities or private charging providers choose from a multitude of charging… Read more »

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GUEST POST: China at an Environmental Crossroads: Trends and Strategies – Part 2

In this guest post, we reconnect with Rosie Pidcock for an analysis of The China Greentech Report 2013. (You may want to read Part 1 if you missed it.) The… Read more »

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Electric Vehicles Explained

Trying to sort out all the different types of Alternative Fuel Vehicles now on the market? Thinking of investing in one yourself? Here are some key terms and features I… Read more »

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Mixed Signals Relating to Clean Energy Progress

The IEA tends to publish some great research pieces, drawing attention to current trends or highlighting the potential for emerging ones. Their recently published ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report‘ is no… Read more »

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How to charge your Electric Vehicle safely and simply

If electric vehicles (EVs) are to become common features of the sustainable urban mobility scene, safe and effective charging facilities are needed. What charging infrastructure is currently in place to… Read more »

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GUEST POST: 3 Ways to Save Money with Your Home EV Charger

If you’ve stepped out of the Ice Age and taken the plunge into the world of eco-friendly transportation, chances are you’ve already started reaping some financial benefits. Considering that Americans… Read more »

1 Comment

A day in the life of an Electric Vehicle Driver

Since I bought my electric vehicle, my popularity has soared. People are always stopping me to ask questions about my electric vehicle – especially what I have to do to… Read more »

1 Comment

Achieving Energy Efficiency & a lot more through the Smart Grid

Meeting electricity needs in a cost-effective way has always remained a challenge. In other words, it has continuously been an unachieved target to generate carbon free and efficient power, distribute… Read more »

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Trends in Wind Generation, Driving Habits and Network-enabled Devices

Apparently, the Queen of England sent her first email in 1976, some 14 years before the World Wide Web was born. I learned this while reading about the growth of… Read more »

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USA Electric Vehicle Incentives Explained

There is often much confusion surrounding AFVs (Alternative Fuel Vehicles) and their incentives. Many utilities, federal, state, and local governments –even some employers- are all offering rebates and incentives for… Read more »

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