Smart cities : Myth or reality

13 March 2017 eric morel 0

The cities seem suddenly taken with a frenetic appetite for technology: they all knock at the door of the digital world: they become SMART, in other words, intelligent. What are the foundations of this movement? What is the real power of technologies? Is the real […]


The energy transition is a too limiting concept

23 May 2016 eric morel 0

In most countries, energy stakeholders define the energy transition as a roadmap towards a lower carbon energy mix. I noted in a previous article, the subjective nature of this name: the evolution of energy systems is very slow but should remain continuous to let these […]


Renewable, carbon-free and intermittent energies

5 October 2015 eric morel 0

I often hear confusion about the different types of energy. The different categories under which we classify today “new” energies are based on intentions and stakes. Here is a clarification of clusters and related stakes. An energy source is said renewable if it is once […]


What makes the value of the concept of Smart City?

19 April 2015 eric morel 0

To raise this question means asking, one more time, the definition of a Smart City. That can be justifiable at the first hours of this blog. All the more justifiable as everything becomes certified “Smart City”: the slightest urban area getting modernized, the slightest conference […]