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26 September 2014updated 11 Sep 2021 5:43pm

Smart Energy

By New Statesman

Smart Energy

Smart Energy

Modern society is facing a dilemma. Demand for energy is increasing but traditional generation resources are diminishing. A rising number of homes and businesses are producing their own solar and wind power, while decentralised energy storage technologies need to be integrated. And on top of all of this, greenhouse gas emissions need to be dramatically reduced over the next few decades.

How to address these challenges is something many energy, IT and government experts have been investing considerable time and, yes, energy in, and some of the new technologies and business models that are emerging as a result are discussed within these pages.

However, a successful transformation of our energy sector is dependent on all parties working together: the private sector, government and significantly the public. It is the responsibility of us all to ensure a more sustainable future for people and planet.

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