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Electricity networks and disruption

Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruption was originally based on his observations about disc drives. He saw that the manufacturers of 14” drives for mainframes had been driven out of business by manufacturers of 8” drives for mini-computers, and then the companies...

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A few thoughts on the electricity ‘death spiral’

One of Germany’s exports has been the idea of ‘energy democratisation’ - the Energiewende is not just a transition to renewable energy but a switch to energy democracy. But was does energy democracy really mean and is it a useful model for thinking about future energy...

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A Framework for Incorporating EROI into Electrical Storage

The fundamental problem with a transition to renewable energy is that modern society has been structured around demand-based power flows. Any quantity of power is available at any time - the only limit is the circuit breaker in your mains connection. But the major...

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When asked to provide my vision for #cities at #SmartCity conferences they are expecting me to say tech. But I simply say walkability. #Walking must be at the centre of any future city strategies. Humans need to walk! Tech must serve the city not other way round! @Walk21Network

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