energy efficiency

  • 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...
  • Energy efficiency to recover power for the future

    21 June 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Energy efficiency (EE) is the most important and easily available source of energy; it can be collected along the entire energy chain, from generation, transmission and storage to final use in industry, homes or...
  • Driving the future

    21 June 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Vehicle makers, telecoms operators and local authorities are planning our future means of transport in big cities, with the help of some key IEC Standards. Self-driving tractors and agribots are changing agriculture in...
  • Energy efficient is definitely cool

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Refrigerators are among the first appliances purchased by practically any household that has electricity access. Unlike many other appliances they are permanently plugged in, so ensuring they are energy efficient is...
  • When power fails

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    Power failure recovery is a key task for governments, hospitals and private businesses to get to grips with if they want to reduce the disruption caused by power outages resulting from natural disasters. Smart and...
  • Lighting the road ahead

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    The lighting sector is experiencing a deep transformation across the world as new energy-efficient lighting technologies that first appeared a few years ago gain wide adoption. They are being adopted throughout the world...
  • We need your creativity!

    21 April 2017 by Claire Marchand
    The World Standards Day competition is back. In past years, we’ve had first poster competitions, then video competitions – this year we have both.
  • Energy Efficiency starts at home

    21 April 2017 by Antoinette Price
    Today, numerous machines and devices powered by electricity can be found in our homes. Take, for example, the kitchen. This room alone probably has a dishwasher, an oven and a fridge, not to mention an array of smaller...
  • Ready for the Smart Grid?

    21 April 2017 by Catherine Bischofberger
    As the use of Smart Grids escalates around the world, the IEC is busy updating some of its most requested International Standards. Technical Committee (TC) 57: Power systems management and associated information exchange...
  • Energy harvest ‘feeds’ road vehicles

    21 April 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Recovering energy can offer attractive solutions for providing additional power to motor vehicles at the same time as cutting their fuel consumption and emissions. They rely on a number of systems that recover thermal...
  • Standardization enhances network security

    21 March 2017 by Antoinette Price
    As we transition into a smarter world, more buildings are becoming connected to improve overall efficiency. They incorporate new technologies, which manage everything from lighting, heating and energy, to security...
  • Smart, compatible chargers

    24 January 2017 by Janice Blondeau
    Over the last decade, technology advances have led to the rapidly growing use of consumer electronics, connecting millions of people as never before and changing the way we operate in everyday life. Until now, the...
  • Obituary - Wayne Paul Klug

    24 January 2017 by Claire Marchand
    It is with great sadness and regret that the IEC learnt of the passing of Wayne P. Klug on 25 January 2017, at the age of 56, after a long-lasting fight with cancer. He leaves behind his wife Nancy and three daughters.
  • Energy efficiency trickles down into large applications

    24 January 2017 by Morand Fachot
    Achieving better Electrical Energy Efficiency (EEE) is a very broad task that extends well beyond the more efficient transformation of primary energy, chiefly fossil fuels, into electrical energy. It must be introduced...

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