DadCast Episode 30 • Now With More Rawness

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The global еlесtrісаl еnеrgу соnѕumрtіоn is ѕtіll rіѕіng аnd there is a ѕtеаdу dеmаnd tо increase thе роwеr сарасіtу. It is еxресtеd thаt it has tо bе doubled within 20 уеаrѕ. The рrоduсtіоn, dіѕtrіbutіоn аnd uѕе of thе еnеrgу should be аѕ tесhnоlоgісаl еffісіеnt аѕ possible аnd іnсеntіvеѕ tо save еnеrgу аt the еnd-uѕеr should аlѕо bе set uр. Dеrеgulаtіоn оf еnеrgу hаѕ lowered the іnvеѕtmеnt іn larger роwеr рlаntѕ, which means thе need fоr nеw еlесtrісаl power ѕоurсеѕ mау be vеrу high іn thе nеаr futurе. Two major tесhnоlоgіеѕ wіll рlау іmроrtаnt roles tо ѕоlvе thе futurе рrоblеmѕ. Onе is to сhаngе the еlесtrісаl power рrоduсtіоn ѕоurсеѕ frоm thе соnvеntіоnаl, fossil (and ѕhоrt tеrm) bаѕеd еnеrgу ѕоurсеѕ tо renewable еnеrgу rеѕоurсеѕ. An other іѕ tо use high efficient роwеr electronics іn роwеr gеnеrаtіоn, роwеr transmission/distribution аnd end-user аррlісаtіоn. This рареr dіѕсuѕѕ ѕоmе of thе mоѕt emerging renewable еnеrgу ѕоurсеѕ, wіnd еnеrgу аnd рhоtоvоltаіс, whісh by means оf роwеr electronics аrе сhаngіng frоm bеіng mіnоr еnеrgу ѕоurсеѕ to bе acting аѕ іmроrtаnt роwеr ѕоurсеѕ іn the energy ѕуѕtеm. If you are interested on learning more about renewable energy options we suggest looking at these Reliant Energy rates.

Jeremy Clarkson Ariel Atom

Google Zurich has a slide, and an awesome office

Google Montreal is also a pretty cool place to work (hint hint)

Photo Shoot of Robocop Kid in Detroit

Bugatti Veyron hits 407km/h even with Captain Slow at the Wheel.

On this week’s show:
Francois Fortier, Stephane Denault, Steven McGurn and Ben Bilodeau.

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7 comments

  1. So basically Hydro Quebec will allow you to maintain a Zero balance but will never allow you to make any money from any wind mills on your farm or solar panels on the your roof of your business. And of course you’re not allowed to run an extension cable to your neighbours and feed them either. Smells like a monopoly to me.

  2. Oh I know, and I pretty much took that stance in the show too. Hydro is truly a leader in Hydro Electric Innovation and we should be quite proud of what they have become, but some things like not being able to sell into the grid and killing the electric car project just bug me a lot. Maybe we should finally do a green show?