Información sectorial

The global electric-vehicle market is amped up and on the rise

Last year, for the first time, global sales of new electric vehicles (EVs)1passed a million units (Exhibit 1), according to McKinsey’s Electric Vehicle Index (see sidebar, “What is the Electric Vehicle Index?”). Under the current growth trajectory, EV producers could almost quadruple that achievement by 2020, moving 4.5 million units, around 5 percent of the overall global light-vehicle market.

https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/automotive-and-assembly/our-insights/the-global-electric-vehicle-market-is-amped-up-and-on-the-rise?cid=other-soc-twi-mip-mck-oth-1805&kui=aAx1vK8dCjAsHoTpcPIiOQ

Diccionario de la smart city: conceptos para comprender la revolución de las ciudades

Las smart cities se están consolidando como el modelo de futuro de las antiguas urbes y ciudades del siglo pasado. En su evolución, en ocasiones improvisada debido a problemas concretos, u orientadas mediante firmes decisiones de gobierno, generan todo un vocabulario asociado, que ponemos al día con este artículo. Dicen los que saben de ciudades inteligentes que hay seis pilares claves que las sustentan en mayor o menor medida: la economía inteligente, la gestión de gobierno, la ciudadanía inteligente, la gestión del entorno, la calidad de vida y la gestión de la movilidad. Usamos estos seis pilares para desplegar parte de la nube de palabras que conforman el nuevo diccionario de la smart city.

https://corrienteelectrica.renault.es/diccionario-la-smart-city-conceptos-comprender-la-revolucion-las-ciudades/

California Energy Regulators Delve Into Threats and Opportunities of ‘Customer Choice’

Last year, the California Public Utilities Commission launched an effort to grapple with how the rise of distributed energy resources, third-party energy services business models, and community-choice aggregators were fundamentally altering the state’s energy landscape — for good, or potentially, for ill. As a regulator with the mission to keep energy affordable, reliable and decarbonized, the CPUC’s main concern was how these trends are taking market share and power away from the state’s investor-owned utilities, which it regulates, and putting it into the hands of third parties over which it may or may not have control.

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/california-regulators-dive-into-threats-and-opportunities-of-energy-custome#gs.XHb8xJ8

How prepayment metering technology is increasing access to electricity

The IEC has revised a key International Standard to enhance the security and functionality of metering prepayment systems. The open Standard Transfer Specification (STS), IEC 62055-41, will benefit customers of electricity, water and gas utilities, particularly in developing countries. ‘Pay-as-you-go’ systems benefit users by encouraging them to manage their consumption more efficiently. The technology enables users to track and even reduce their costs, for example, by increasing consumption during cheaper, off-peak tariff periods.

https://blog.iec.ch/2018/05/how-prepayment-metering-technology-is-increasing-access-to-electricity/

8 tendencias en sostenibilidad que definirán 2018

Tras un año de profundos cambios globales, incluido un creciente apoyo al proteccionismo y al populismo, importantes avances tecnológicos y crecientes desafíos alrededor de la sostenibilidad, el Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) recientemente ha identificado 8 tendencias de sostenibilidad que, en su opinión, definirán 2018. Las tendencias, que se basan en puntos de vista y predicciones de los miembros de la red del CISL, proporcionan una interesante visión del contexto dinámico en el que se enmarcan la economía mundial.

https://www.weforum.org/es/agenda/2018/05/8-tendencias-en-sostenibilidad-que-definiran-2018/