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As you can see in this year, The answers are encouraging and challenging – and vary widely at national and regional. Updated every year, the ExxonMobil Outlook analyzes the trends that will shape the global supply and demand of energy in the coming decades.
In the OECD energy demand flat. Developed economies belonging to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) need energy to fuel continued economic recovery and growth. However, despite economic growth, energy demand in the OECD will be essentially unchanged until 2030.
The fundamental driver of this result is greater efficiency energética.Y efficiency, combined with a shift to cleaner fuels, emissions will decline significantly in the OECD by 2030.
Among non-OECD countries, China will lead a spectacular rise in energy demand and the growing prosperity of its large population is reflected in trends such as the properties of vehicles and increased consumption of electricity in general. Yet in 2030 the per capita energy consumption in non-OECD countries will remain much lower than in OECD countries. The efficiency gain will not be enough to offset this increase in demand and therefore CO2 emissions in countries outside the OECD will continue to increase until 2030.
ExxonMobil expects global energy demand in 2030 will grow about 35 percent more than in 2005. The growth in demand would be much higher – with a 2030 energy consumption almost double 2005 levels – if not for the expected improvements in energy efficiency.
We will have to continue to expand energy sources available to meet this substantial increase in demand. These sources include oil, natural gas and coal, which in 2030 will continue to meet about 80 percent of world energy demand.
Modern renewable fuels – wind, solar and biofuels – will expand significantly. The coal will decline sharply in OECD countries, but remain the dominant fuel for power generation in countries outside the OECD.
Technology will continue to evolve and play a key role in increasing efficiency, expanding supply and mitigation of emissions. These three elements must be pursued with vigor and perseverance in order to fulfill our rational use of energy and global environmental challenges.
These ingredients are energy efficiency, interior comfort and use of renewable energy. “In VELUX we join the interests of institutions and companies committed to sustainability and social responsibility, values that are the basis of our work. We are pleased to contribute to research and develop new solutions to achieve optimal levels interior comfort with minimum energy consumption.
In this new target VELUX launches two new initiatives: the first window of solar-powered roof, a product that makes use of current technology to improve comfort below deck and energy savings, and a new power-saving function, built in the remote window and solar power, which activates automatically the blinds and mosquito nets to protect from the sun at times of higher radiation.
Window solar-powered roof, transform solar energy into electricity through a photovoltaic cell located, quietly, at the top of the window. Both battery that stores electrical energy as the engine, are perfectly integrated into the window frame.
In addition, VELUX offers a handy kit that lets you convert a manual window opening in a new window powered by solar power easily and without cables.
The other new solution is the “Power Saver”, entered in the command window and solar power are a number of variables that take into account the local average temperature, orientation of windows, location, etc … building a tailored suit every home. When the program has been activated, the script automatically starts the predetermined times. The times have been established for sunscreen products (blinds and mosquito nets) will raise or fall depending on season and time of day.
For example, during the summer in southern sun protection products will be lowered at a specific time in the morning and evening rise, and vice versa in winter. Furthermore, control automatically distinguishes between weekdays and weekends.
To promote energy conservation, following the global energy crisis that have occurred, is occurring a remarkable fact which industries make their products using less energy, aircraft and cars consume less fuel per mile and spends less fuel to heat homes because the insulation is better.
It is estimated that from 1970 to 2010, in developed countries has been reduced by 20% the power consumption for the same goods. However, in developing countries, although the energy consumption per person is much lower than in developed countries, efficiency in energy use does not improve, in part because the technologies used are obsolete.
Energy efficiency can be optimized by implementing a series of actions and investments, such as
• Learn how to get energy, economical and environment-friendly, alternative sources with the objective of reducing dependence on oil and fossil fuels.
• Develop technologies, lifestyles, and energy-saving work to achieve genuine development, which can be called sustainable, i.e., learning to use energy efficiently.
Traditional systems are being overrun by building new technologies. The emergence of new building systems is associated with processes of innovation and development of new materials in complicity with the construction industry.
The high technical requirements for projects, technical quality control, extensive and complex implementing legislation, require that professionals incorporate new knowledge aimed at improving the technical quality of their projects. Thinking about the materiality of architectural space is an abstract thought process parallel to the space.
The technique appears immediately after, new geometries, structural systems designed from the material and in tune with the envelope, the building designed from their energy efficiency, etc.
Concepts that occur naturally in the proposed architecture today. This course will delve into these issues, providing new theoretical and methodological tools to improve and expand knowledge in the field of architectural design.
Are large dams, the only real option to generate power and move toward energy security and a sustainable and diversified network. How true that Chile is is on the verge of an energy crisis and what alternatives exist to meet electricity demand? Is the question we seek to answer important panelists on Thursday, November 11 San Francisco Campus of the Universidad Catholic de Tomcod.
Under the title “Hydroelectric Mega projects: real option for a sustainable future?” Panelists will gather important, including economists, ecologists, lawyers, community leaders and academics, who will present on issues of future energy, energy efficiency, the impact of mega hydroelectric plants, as is the case in Patagonia Hydrolyses line transmission necessary to transport the energy generated.
Forest Ethics, next to City Centre, NGOs Ecosystems and Defense Council of Patagonia, organize the event.
The Ministry of Universities and Research Company has facilitated the creation of seven companies specializing in renewable energy and energy management through a training activity framed in the Comprehensive Energy Efficiency and Saving the Region of Murcia.
In particular, the business projects that emerged from the First Course on Energy Management Companies are concerned with the optimization of energy resources in buildings and businesses, rent electric vehicles, promotion of solar photovoltaic roof and biogas from livestock waste.
During the course, organized by the Regional Agency for Energy Management of Murcia (Agama) in collaboration with the Foundation for Education and Development, 35 technicians receive specialized training in energy management, with the aim of developing their own projects.
Contribute to the country’s sustainable energy development is the objective of the first Energy Efficiency Expo to be held in Chile and Latin America during the 19th and 20th November at the Mapco Station.
The event is organized by the National Energy Efficiency Program (PPEE) of the Ministry of Energy, and seeks to create a meeting place and information about energy efficiency among public policy makers, representatives of industry and society in general.
The fair will bring together more than 120 exhibitors will present their progress on energy efficiency, and share the latest trends in innovative and successful applications of energy conservation and responsible use of resources.
Energy Minister Ricardo Rainer will open the fair, Friday 19 November at 13:00 hrs. On that occasion, will be officially presented the Chilean Agency for Energy Efficiency (Ache), which aims to comprehensively develop the three pillars of energy policy: energy security, competitively priced energy and environmental sustainability.
Polytechnic University of Valencia, through the Institute of Energy Engineering (IIE), participates in the European project Use Efficiency, an ambitious EU initiative to strengthen universities in the Old World training in energy efficiency among future professionals. The project partners will be known what the latest technologies to optimize both the design of buildings such as the use thereof, from the energy standpoint.
The ultimate goal is that students learn best practices, strategies and techniques for conducting a rational use of energy, so they can apply later in their jump to work. In short, this is one of the most important projects in recent years driven by the EU to move towards more efficient consumption of energy, with the University as the main agent.
“In the current context, marked by a gradual depletion of energy resources, we must learn to better manage energy consumption, spend less and more optimized. To do this we must improve the training of students, teaching them the most innovative solutions that enable greater energy efficiency, to be later applied in their future work “, falls Carlos Alvarez, a researcher and deputy director of the Energy Engineering Institute (IIE) of Universidad Polytechnic de Valencia.
To achieve this objective, the project raises USE Efficiency commissioning at the Universities of a new range of ad hoc courses on the subject, in which increasing awareness of the guidelines that impose the future market, both energy and labor, and strategies that must be addressed to rationalize energy consumption. “What we aim is to train both in the energy optimization of the design of buildings, and in the management of consumption derived from them,” said Alvarez.
Among other things, the project will cover the operation of buildings, consumption habits, the hiring of energy, etc. In addition, provide clues about when it is more convenient to consume energy, “so that the consumption is lower, but the cost also.” In short, it aims to provide guidelines for integrated management of energy from all areas.
“Until now, energy efficiency was to change light bulbs, replace an appliance of type C by one A. Now it goes one-step further, we need to know if when you are getting is the right time or not, there is also avoiding an over. It is know that the future professionals to spend less energy and more efficient and streamlined, “Carlos Alvarez incident.
The project proposes to improve the energy performance in buildings of the universities because of the actions of students and to present the best solutions for that, beyond the university, business, government, etc. more energy efficient.