Energy Demands of Networked Devices Skyrocket, Putting Standby Mode under Scrutiny | MIT Technology Review

As the Internet of things grows to encompass billions of devices, its power usage will require novel technologies for improving efficiency.

Source: www.technologyreview.com

From IEA study: … the electricity demand of networked devices around the world in 2008—420 terawatt-hours—was equal to that of France; in 2013 the demand surpassed that of Canada, reaching 616 terawatt-hours. By 2025, the report projects, networked devices will account for 6 percent of global electricity demand at 1,140 terawatt-hours. As much as 80 percent of that demand will be used just to maintain a network connection, keeping devices ready and waiting."

The rising global movement that calls for #noTTIP | Share The World’s Resources (STWR)

TTIP is the latest bid to capture policymaking by the profit-making interests of the 1%, with dire implications for anyone who upholds a vision of a more equitable and sustainable economic order. But campaign groups and activists are working hard to expose this trade agreement for what it is, and to build an overarching global movement that can prevent this massive transfer of power to transnational corporations.

Source: www.sharing.org

IEA Investment Report – What is Right; What is Wrong

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Recently, the IEA published  a “Special Report” called World Energy Investment Outlook. Lets’s start with things I agree with: 1. World needs $48 trillion in investment to meet its energy needs to …

Willy De Backer‘s insight:

Interesting reading by Gail Tverberg of the latest IEA investment report highlighting in particular the difficulty to finance the energy investments needed in the next 20 years.

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Putting a Price Tag on Nature’s Defenses

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A new study estimates the trillions of dollars of protection that ecosystems provide, although not everyone buys the premise.

Willy De Backer‘s insight:

Defenses provided by ecosystem services like coral reefs etc. are worth $142.7 trillion a year but our current economic system is destroying these services at a rate of 16.2 trillion dollars a year.

See on www.nytimes.com

Economy on the edge: seeking a world that works for the 100%

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The global economy is on the edge with 85 people having as much wealth as 3.5bn of the world’s poorest. We need a new story of an economy that doesn’t trash the planet

Willy De Backer‘s insight:

Excellent Guardian article by Hunter Lovings, Robert Costanzo and others on the new ecological economic paradigm which can take the planet away from the edge.

See on www.theguardian.com

IEA Says the Party’s Over

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The International Energy Agency has just released a new special report called “World Energy Investment Outlook” that should send policy makers screaming and running for the exits.

Willy De Backer‘s insight:

Great analysis by Richard Heinberg of the international Energy Agencies recent ‘World Energy Investment Outlook’. World needs at least 48 trillion dollars investments through 2035.

See on www.resilience.org

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