Going green

Issue 05/2018 International Standards are a powerful tool in helping to build a sustainable future

More and more governments and industry players recognize the importance of taking measures to safeguard the environment. But do International Standards have a role to play in the process? More...

Electricity for the 21st Century - for all

Take a look around you. Is there anything we can do without electricity? Be it lighting, education, healthcare, productive work of almost any kind - everything requires electricity. And yet, today,...

Growing high-tech salads

LEDs provide the lighting plants need to grow. Sensors measure temperature and humidity levels. Robots harvest and package produce. This could represent the future for growing fruit and vegetables in...

Waste not, want not!

As the amount of electronic and electrical equipment waste (e-waste) generated each year continues to increase, the work accomplished by the IEC becomes ever more essential in helping manufacturers...

House of the rising sun

IEC is paving the way for the growth of concentrating solar thermal power (CSP) capacity around the world by issuing a number of new publications in the field, while technical breakthroughs are making...

From a line to a circle: a new shape for the economy

A new mobile phone is released and millions of consumers purchase it even though they already own a working phone. A television set breaks down and is replaced by a new one, rather than being...

From IEC Young Professional to President of the IEC National Committee of Sweden

Last April, Stina Wallström was elected President of Svensk Elstandard (SEK), the IEC National Committee of Sweden. In this position, Wallström is responsible for guiding the national committee...

Technical Committees How tech savvy leaders stay ahead of the game

Rapid advances in technology are changing how we live and work...

Technical Committees Protecting the planet

IEC Technical Committee (TC) 111 prepares horizontal...

Conformity Assessment Managing hazardous substances

Take a moment to think about the number of electronic devices...

Conformity Assessment IECRE expands third-party verification of tidal energy devices

IECRE, the IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to...

Conformity Assessment Providing safety solutions for hazardous areas

I recently attended an international conference in Barcelona. The...

Conformity Assessment Keeping spills and explosions at bay

Every year sees its share of oil spills, gas leaks or industrial...

In Store A common language for IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming the Internet of...

IEC World From solar PV to wearables – digital printing technologies are booming

Alan Hodgson participated in several sessions during the Printing...