Engineers to Advise U.N. on Global Energy Transition

  The United Nation’s Secretary-General announced the formation of the U.N. Council of Engineers for the Energy Transition (CEET) in Sept. 2021 and a call for members was released in Feb. 2022.  Formed as an independent advisory body reporting to the U.N. Secretary-General, thirty-four engineers and energy systems experts were named in June 2022 to… Read more

EU Unveils New European Innovation Agenda

  On 5 July, the European Union released a New European Innovation Agenda, the EU’s plan to improve Europe’s “strategic autonomy” by strengthening its leadership in technology innovation and its application to critical challenges such as climate change, health, food security and Europe’s technological sovereignty. The plan has five key elements: Improving access to finance… Read more

Focus on U.N. Commission on S&T For Development

  The United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) is an intergovernmental organization within the U.N.’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) responsible for exploring emerging issues related to science, technology and global development. Founded as an outcome of the 1979 U.N. Conference on Science and Technology for Development, the CSTD was created to… Read more

IEEE’s Plan To Help Combat Climate Change

  The IEEE Board of Directors has formed an ad hoc committee chaired by 2022 President-Elect Saifur Rahman to outline a coordinated plan for an IEEE response to the global challenges posed by climate change.   The plan will seek to leverage IEEE’s technology focus and standards efforts in the areas of energy efficiency, battery energy… Read more

IEEE Explores Solutions for Rural Internet Access

  A Dec. 14 article authored by the IEEE Standards Association’s Connectivity and Telecom Practice Community and published in the IEEE Institute highlights efforts underway to address the global challenge of rural Internet access.   The community is looking at synergistic approaches involving technology, regulations and standards.  The article provides links to video interviews with several… Read more

EPPC Webinar Looks at Grid Stability Challenges Associated With EU “Fit for 55” Package

On 1 December (16:00 CET), the IEEE European Public Policy Committee (EPPC) is hosting a policy webinar exploring how recent EU energy and climate proposals may affect the stability of the electric power grid and what the policy and technology challenges and solutions to address this issue can be. Speakers include representatives from the European… Read more

IEEE-EPPC Panel to Explore Sustainability and Social Implications of Large-Scale IoT Deployment

  The IEEE European Public Policy Committee is hosting a panel session by experts in the field of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to look at energy consumption, efficiency and sustainability issues related to the large-scale deployment of IoT technologies in various contexts, including environmental monitoring, agriculture, smart mobility, smart cities, and Industry 4.0. The… Read more