Full steam ahead!

May 2014 With global demand for electricity exploding, steam turbines have a hot future ahead

Steam turbines, first introduced in the late 19th century, have been greatly in demand ever since for electricity generation, marine propulsion and in industry. They are responsible for producing some 80% of the world's electricity, from fossil and... More...

Thermal solar moves into the mainstream

CSP (Concentrating solar thermal power) has long been viewed favourably by the wholesale energy sector. Now, advances in technology – including the vital thermal storage capacity that enables solar...

Journey to the centre of the Earth

Geothermal energy, or heat from the Earth, is an abundant form of renewable energy that can be used in small or large scale applications. Its exploitation is expanding rapidly throughout the world,...

More than a drop from the ocean

Nowadays, marine energy accounts for only a tiny proportion of the electricity produced from renewable sources. However it is forecast to represent a very sizeable share of the overall global supply...

Renewables' impact powers on

Steadily growing demand for electricity and efforts to reduce the share of fossil fuels in power generation, so cutting both noxious emissions and dependence on imports, have led to a rapid expansion...

Standards for marine energy move on

Marine energy is emerging as a huge source of renewable energy but depends on disparate kinds of energies, all of which require different technologies for their full exploitation. IEC TC (Technical...

Compatibility and interconnectivity

Electricity is so deeply entrenched in our lives that we take it for granted…until there’s a power outage. Whether on a small or large scale, power outages may have dire social and economic...

Conformity Assessment Minimizing risks

While many countries throughout the world are integrating...

Conformity Assessment Have faith in your electronics

Electronics is omnipresent in our lives today. From mobile...

IEC World Using the smartness of our cities

The IEC was present at the Forum of Smart City International...

IEC World Scaling up efficiency and renewables through standardization

With global energy demand forecast to increase by 33% between now...

IEC Family Calling tomorrow’s IEC leaders

For the IEC Young Professionals programme 2014 workshop, IEC...

IEC Family May 2014 nominations

The month of May sees newly-appointed Chairmen taking over the...

In Store Keeping the lights on

The work of the IEC to develop and publish International...