Industry

The battle to control the buildings energy systems

12 November 2018 eric morel 0

Our minds have been influenced for years by a world that was a priori based on simple concepts: the buildings energy systems were controlled by the electrician (and therefore by the electrical equipment manufacturers) and by the heating contractor (and therefore by the suppliers of […]

Utilities

Energy efficiency: a changing concept

5 November 2018 eric morel 0

Initially, energy efficiency was conceived as energy savings. Although sobriety remains at the heart of energy efficiency, new conceptions of energy efficiency have developed and give very contrasting images of this notion. Why so many different points of view and why this evolution? Energy efficiency […]

Policies

Switzerland, example or dilemma for Europe of energy?

29 October 2018 eric morel 0

Like many “small” European countries, Switzerland does not necessarily attract the attention of the big energy players. And yet? Switzerland is regularly ranked at the top of the innovating countries alongside Scandinavian countries,it enjoys a very active research infrastructure, and, in terms of energy, its […]

Technologies

The battle around shared infrastructures

15 October 2018 eric morel 0

The multiplication of digital applications is expensive. In the case of distributed energy systems or in cities, the sharing of infrastructures, for example acquisition or data communication infrastructures, seems to be a way of optimizing the capital invested on behalf of the digitization of energy. […]

Policies

Energy transition: the need to rethink lobbying?

1 October 2018 eric morel 0

First of all, let us define what lobbying is: for me, it includes all the influence actions carried out on behalf of one or more economic actors to influence decision-makers, principally, legislators. Lobbying often exclusively represents the interests of its sponsors: it is often defensive […]

Utilities

Flexibility, the gold rush of the energy transition?

24 September 2018 eric morel 0

Flexibility in different forms is at the forefront of energy publications and conferences. Fashionable for 10 years, the subject does not seem to run out of steam; better, flexibilities even appear today as an essential source of income. The fever of the actors in this […]

Policies

Energy efficiency: obligation or no obligation?

17 September 2018 eric morel 0

What lies behind this innocuous question? For some proponents of liberalism, energy efficiency should not be an obligation, free to everyone to commit to it: it is clear that few actors feel concerned and the progress we must make will be achieved in almost no […]

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