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Name and Title: Fereidoon P. Sioshansi, Ph.D., President of Menlo Energy Economics
Topics of Focus: Demand Management, Transmission, Distributed Energy, Power Markets
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Top Content This Month
Making Energy Efficiency Accessible May Be the Key to Reduced Carbon Emissions
Discover the crucial role of accessible clean energy in humanity’s battle against climate change. Uncover the barriers hindering energy efficiency adoption, such as high upfront costs and insufficient awareness, and explore actionable steps for governments, businesses, and individuals to break down these obstacles. Learn how financial incentives, educational initiatives, and technological upgrades can pave the way for a sustainable future, empowering everyone to actively participate in the fight against carbon emissions from the comfort of their homes.
“Accessible clean energy is no longer a nice thing to have regarding reducing carbon emissions. It is now the foundational piece in humanity’s fight against climate change. Making energy efficiency accessible to the average citizen will be more impactful in the long run than any other initiative, but this task also poses the greatest challenge.”
Smart Cities: Building Up Energy Efficiency by Julian Jackson
Embark on a journey into the future of urban development as smart cities, enriched with transformative technologies like IoT, AI, and renewable energy solutions, become pivotal in the global pursuit of a sustainable, net-zero future. Discover the financial incentives driving companies to invest in this booming sector, and explore how the synergy between smart cities and renewable energy not only reduces environmental impact but also brings about substantial economic and social benefits, including job creation, cost savings, and improved resilience against disruptions. Join the movement towards a greener tomorrow, where innovative energy management, efficient resource utilization, and eco-friendly urban planning lay the foundation for a sustainable and prosperous future.
“Transformative technology usually finds its place, where it can be used productively, in spite of any setbacks on the journey. Smart cities, enhanced with IoT, advanced computing and AI, EVs and renewables, as well as sensors, Virtual Power Plants and microgrids, blockchain systems, and other technologies will be essential during the transition to net zero.“
Sustainability Award 2023 by Rafael Herzberg
Learn about the Demand Flexibility Exchange and how our Community’s Rafael was recognized in it!
“It is with great joy and pride that I was recognised by the Global Sustainability Awards (www.gcpit.org) due to my presentation on October 26th, about the innovative concept I created: the Demand Flexibility Exchange.”
Recent Q&A in the Community
Q: What’s Your Best Energy Conservation Tip & Trick? [Energy Conservation Day Q&A]
Q: How do curtailment payments work for solar in California??
Q: How should I attract investors to make the Demand Flexibility Exchange happen?
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