energy efficiency

  • Energizing the planet

    31 July 2020 by Antoinette Price
    Who would have imagined that the world would grind to a halt in 2020? COVID 19 global pandemic lockdown measures have restricted personal movement and greatly disrupted travel, commerce and production activities...
  • Long and winding wires

    15 June 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Millions of kilometres of winding wires are produced every day – enough to go around the earth at least ten times! IEC Standards make sure they are used safely in millions of devices. They also pave the way for future...
  • A greener future for manufacturing

    15 June 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Industry is becoming increasingly aware that it contributes to global warming by emitting greenhouse gases (GHG). It also produces waste that can be polluting for the environment and difficult to dispose of. IEC...
  • From apprentice to president

    15 April 2019 by Natalie Mouyal
    In April, the board of ANCE appointed Juan Rosales as its new President, the youngest in the association’s history. With this appointment, ANCE, the leading association for standardization and conformity assessment in...
  • Energy efficient standards for offshore units

    15 March 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC Technical Committee 18: Electrical Installations for ships and of mobile and fixed offshore units, has published a major revision of the IEC 61892 series of standards, key documents for the safety of offshore...
  • Super cool cables

    15 February 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    IEC 63075 is a brand new standard which specifies tests methods for superconducting alternating current (AC) cables. The forward-looking document is published by IEC Technical Committee (TC) 20.
  • Making IT sustainable

    15 February 2019 by Catherine Bischofberger
    ISO and IEC produce many joint standards which specify how to improve the energy efficiency of information and communication technology (ICT). A number of these publications deal specifically with the excessive energy...
  • How to get your motor going

    15 June 2018 by Catherine Bischofberger
    One of the earliest IEC technical committees (TCs) prepares the future for electric motors and generators.
  • IECEE work benefits the environment, workplace and homes

    15 April 2018 by Antoinette Price
    Every day, whether at home, in the workplace, hospitals, airports or other public places, we come into contact with many devices and their operating systems, which we expect should function safely and reliably.
  • Introducing the 2017 Young Professional Leaders

    15 January 2018 by Claire Marchand
    The IEC Young Professionals (YP) Programme brings together upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers from all over the world, who aspire to become more involved in the IEC and help shape the future of...
  • Railways smarten up in battle for customers

    21 August 2017 by Peter Feuilherade
    Railway operators are increasingly achieving greater safety and efficiency by using digital technologies and computer‑based management, control and communication systems. The technical advances in modern transportation...
  • New generation

    21 August 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    The world's growing population and the increasing use of renewable energies are posing unprecedented challenges for the conventional electricity grid. Intelligent systems which can accommodate renewable and distributed...
  • Electronics essential for sustainable energy model

    15 July 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The demand for energy is growing fast, for electricity even faster. To meet the needs of over 9 billion people by 2050, energy production will have to double while at the same time greenhouse gas emissions will have to...
  • Tried and tested

    15 July 2017 by Adrian Pennington
    A number of low voltage direct current (LVDC) trials are preparing the ground for a wider use of the technology, both in developed and developing countries.
  • Share your work in 2018

    21 June 2017 by Claire Marchand
    Take the 170 countries in the IEC family, the 20 000 technical experts who work in standards development, the many certification bodies (CBs) and test laboratories (TLs) in the IEC Conformity Assessment (CA) Systems, and...
  • The importance of testing against International Standards

    21 June 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Today, many devices and services found in homes, hospitals, the workplace and industry run off electricity. Such machines and equipment can be dangerous if they malfunction, causing explosions, fires or electrocuting...
  • Air transport required to clean up its act

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Transportation is a major source of emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG); air transport is a contributor and efforts have been under way to cut emissions from the sector for many years. These are not limited to cutting...

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