Category: Energy

New (e-)takeoff for aviation industry

While the aviation industry is working to reap the benefits of industrial automation, standards, especially those of ISO/TC 184/SC 4, will play a key role in ensuring a smooth flight path – but only if they can keep up.

New standard in the cookstoves series just published

Polluting stoves and open fires kill millions every year. A new standard dedicated to clean and safe cookstoves has just been published, providing a valuable platform for the industry to grow.

Why you have (probably) already bought your last car

A growing number of tech analysts are predicting that in less than 20 years we'll all have stopped owning cars.

Latest ISOfocus maps global goals for sustainable development

From thematic areas like climate change and smart cities, the issue highlights how International Standards respond to global needs and help benchmark our progress against the SDGs.

Norway’s plan for a fleet of electric planes

By 2040, Norway has promised all of its short-haul flights will be on electric aircraft. It could revolutionize the airline industry.

How China’s giant solar farms are transforming world energy

China is not only home to some of the biggest solar farms; its technology looks set to influence energy policy across the globe. But how feasible are these grand plans?

ISO 50001 for Energy Management gets a boost

Reducing energy consumption and improving energy efficiency are at the forefront of the global climate change agenda.

Dirty coal: health fears of a town covered in dust from disused power station

Port Augusta residents fear their health will be at risk for a third straight summer due to the flawed rehabilitation of an ash dam.

Surrounded by Oil fields, an Alaska village fears for Its health

When the wind blows in from the vast oil operations, noses run and asthma flares up. Concerns about respiratory illness have risen as North Slope drilling spreads.

New standard to improve safety in the nuclear sector

A freshly published standard applies the principles of one of the world’s most renowned quality standards, ISO 9001, to the nuclear sector, combining best practice in quality with the specific requirements of the nuclear industry.

Sweden Makes Bold Push for Green Vehicles by Electrifying Country’s Highways

System uses powered track that charges cars and trucks as they travel, with goal to convert all 20,000 kilometers of the major highways in Sweden.

Is it worth worrying about bitcoin’s growing electricity use?

New research posits that Bitcoin mining will consume half a percent of the world's total electricity by the end of 2018, then 5 percent in a few years.

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