Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Sept 12, 2019

EIN 38 CS Solar 400Will the global energy transition from fossil fuels to sustainable energy be gradual or rapid? This key issue for the 2020s has profound implications for governments, energy producers, technology providers as well as industrial and private consumers. But, more importantly, the difference between a gradual and rapid transition will determine the climate future of humanity. A gradual transition will mean that the goals of the Paris Agreement will be badly missed. A rapid transition will give humanity a chance to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and keep temperature well below 2 degrees Celsius.

Intending to both inform and spark further debate, this White Paper compares the two transition scenarios for our energy future, setting out two clearly different narratives. The Gradual narrative is that the energy world of tomorrow will look roughly the same as that of today – implying that the global energy system has an inertia incompatible with the Paris Agreement.

The Rapid narrative is that current and new clean energy technologies are rapidly supplying all the growth in energy demand and together with new policies will reshape markets, business models and patterns of consumption leading to a peak in fossil fuel demand in the course of the 2020s. Whether the world will follow a path of a gradual or rapid transition will also make a significant difference to business across the energy spectrum. The rapid transition will bring new opportunities but the need to adapt to faster change will be greater.

While the global energy system and the factors that impact it are more complex than any scenario or narrative can capture, this paper builds on different existing scenarios and summarizes the main ways in which they differ. It also highlights what to look for over the course of the next decade to see which narrative plays out.

The Global Future Council on Energy 2018-2020 strives to inform the debate and decisions for the near- and long-term energy future.

The lead authors of this White Paper are: Kingsmill Bond, New Energy Strategist, Carbon Tracker Initiative; Angus McCrone, Chief Editor, BloombergNEF; and Jules Kortenhorst, Chief Executive Officer, Rocky Mountain Institute. Including significant input from the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Energy.

This White Paper provides a framework for navigating the mosaic of often conflicting narratives for how the energy system is evolving. The two very different narratives about the energy transition are: Gradual and Rapid. This paper summarizes the main ways in which they differ and what to look for over the course of the next decade to see which narrative is playing out.

Go HERE for the full report

AD Spotlight                                                                                                            

SIemens Light+BuildingAt this year’s Light+Building trade fair, Siemens will showcase its vision for transforming today’s passive buildings into learning and adaptive environments that intelligently interact with people. The company’s focus at this year’s show is “Building the future today”, outlining the innovations that will make this possible. These include cloud-based technologies, digital planning, occupant-centric building automation and services. New solutions for smart electrical infrastructure that seamlessly connects to the Internet of Things (IoT) are also at the core of this transformation.

Read More

 

 

 

Latest Articles

  • Prev
I once took a class where the professor would explain concepts in two ways. First, he would dive ...
A broadening of the role of luminaires and a continued focus on people and energy efficiency are ...
There’s been a lot of confusion and misinformation disseminated regarding LED emergency lighting ...
We are in an Age of Disruption. Extant and emerging technologies are driving significant evolution ...
Often, code users encounter situations where they find themselves at odds with the rules contained ...
The new electrical code includes several changes to support electrical workers in the safe ...
Anyone working in the electricity sector in Canada knows the reality of how few women we have in ...
 Anyone working in the electrical industry knows the importance of labelling for both safety ...

Michelle BraniganBy Michelle Branigan

We are in an Age of Disruption. Extant and emerging technologies are driving significant evolution in the way work is done across all sectors of Canada’s economy and no industry, including electricity, will be immune.

Think of the technologies and businesses that have changed the way we live, work and connect with each other. Uber. Airbnb. Spotify. Facebook. Twitter. Duolingo. The list is long and what’s fascinating is that these are companies that did not exist 20 years ago. Yet these are common words in our lexicon today.

Read More

 

 


Greenlee Voltage DetectorsProfessionals searching for a reliable voltage detection solution have two new Greenlee options — the newly redesigned GT13 and TR13 non-contact voltage detectors. The new testers identify the presence of voltage from 50 volts to 1,000 volts AC. The redesigned GT13 and TR13 are now equipped with a more ergonomic grip and button location, along with a bright LED flashlight for use in dark work areas.


 

Read More

 

Product News

  • Prev
The controlHUBB Mobile App provides Bluetooth® wireless setup and configuration of NX Room Control ...
The LED filament lamps distinguish themselves by their sparkling white light, blending perfectly ...
Stanpro offers a wide range of Linear Fluorescent lamps for all lighting applications and needs. ...
This modern design series is a family of highly efficient and powerful LED flood lights and area ...
Our new 60W and 100W Temporary LED High Bays are the ideal substitute for traditional 250W and 400W ...
These high quality luminaires are equipped with a frosted lens that diffuses the light comfortably. ...
Arlington’s #300 non-metallic cable strap offers the easy way to attach flat NM cable to concrete ...
EiKO's Emergency Batery Kit is an LED emergency driver that allows the same LED fixture to be used ...
The LED Gimbal High Output downlight combines a sleek design with a small aperture without any ...
LPDL (Low Profile Downlight) gives you all the flexibility you need during installation, especially ...

 

Lumenwerx AcoustixLumenwerx is pleased to announce the launch of a new suite of acoustic luminaires to reduce ambient noise – ACOUSTIX family.

Developed in conjunction with acoustics experts, the new ACOUSTIX family of luminaires combines exceptional optics and precision sound absorbing technology to create a new paradigm in acoustic lighting. The lineup’s flagship fixture, the Audia, can increase sound absorption up to 30% more than competing products.

 

 

Read More

 

 

Peers & Profiles

  • Prev
Tommy Carducci is a 14-year industry veteran working with Seneca Electrical and was one of 18 ...
Legend Power Systems is an innovative Canadian company headquartered out of Vancouver, B.C. Their ...
Founded in 1942, Franklin Empire is Canada’s largest independent electrical distributor.   ...
Nick Foster is Territory Manager, New Brunswick & P.E.I for Leviton. Foster was recently ...
Held from November 7th to 9th in Orlando, Florida and aired on ESPN 2, the Ideal National ...
Headquartered in Vancouver, Legend Power Systems is a global onsite energy management technology ...
LDS caught up with General Manager of EiKO’s Canadian division, Stephen Lee who was kind enough ...
“I had an awesome time, it was a lot of fun,” said Zach Agombar, who competed his way to 8th place ...
Held from November 7th to 9th in Orlando, Florida, and recently aired on ESPN 2, the Ideal National ...
Panel Upgrade Experts is an electrical contracting company started seven years ago by Paul ...

 

Leviton Nick FosterBy Blake Marchand

Nick Foster is Territory Manager, New Brunswick & P.E.I for Leviton. Foster was recently appointed as the Atlantic Regional Chair for Electro-Federation Canada’s (EFC) Young Professional Network (YPN).

Nick joins newly appointed National Chair, Sean Bernard of Ideal Industries, Ontario Region Chair, Joanna Kwant of Gerrie Electric, and Quebec Region Chair, Jean-Francois Gravel also with Leviton.

 

 

Read More

 

 

Copper $US Dollar price per pound

Kerrwil Publications Great Place to Work. Certified December 2019 - December 2020

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2020 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil