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Saving Energy Is More Important Than Ever

These days, we are learning the hard way just how valuable energy is. The Ukraine war is leading to high price increases and probably to a shortage of the important raw material natural gas, at least in parts of Europe. Obviously, from now on, using gas to generate electricity is no longer an option. Of course, it would be easy to once again mention that the expansion of renewable energies has been ignored even though we were all aware how important this is. But that doesn’t help anybody! The priority now is to see what can be done to get through the next few months and the winter. Politicians never tire of telling us to save energy. It is predictable that in many public places there will be less Christmas lights this year, but this is certainly the least consequence of the current situation to overcome. It will be interes...

Saving Energy Is More Important Than Ever

These days, we are learning the hard way just how valuable energy is. The Ukraine war is leading to high price increases and probably to a shortage of the important raw material natural gas, at least in parts of Europe. Obviously, from now on, using gas to generate electricity is no longer an option. Of course, it would be easy to once again mention that the expansion of renewable energies has been ignored even though we were all aware how important this is. But that doesn’t help anybody! The priority now is to see what can be done to get through the next few months and the winter. Politicians never tire of telling us to save energy. It is predictable that in many public places there will be less Christmas lights this year, but this is certainly the least consequence of the current situation to overcome. It will be interesting to see what the economic impact will be. Saving energy is now a top priority for everyone and without doubt energy efficient applications will become even more important. I feel that many good designs are already here, we just need to use them.

Given the great success of the past years, the question was not whether we should hold "Bodo's WBG Event" in 2022, but in which format? We have now decided to hold it as a virtual event again from 29 November to 2 December. Being able to reach a global audience by offering key content on demand and live sessions at a time of day that is convenient for all - Europeans, Americans, and Asians - is one of the main advantages of a digital format. Also, the current situation around Covid does not allow us to plan a reasonable event at the moment. However, it is the high quality of speakers and audience that makes this very focused event so valuable, and we simply cannot guarantee travel restrictions or other public constraints will not happen again. As a taster for the event, we will soon be making the content of last year's edition available to all. Look out for announcements here and in our eNewsletters. You won't want to miss this, especially if you couldn’t attend the 2021 event!

Bodo’s magazine is delivered by postal service to all places in the world. It is the only magazine that spreads technical information on power electronics globally. We have EETech as a partner serving our clients in North America. If you speak the language, or just want to have a look, don’t miss our Chinese version at bodospowerchina.com. An archive of my magazine with every single issue is available for free at my website bodospower.com.

My Green Power Tip for the Month:
Disconnect as many appliances as possible from the grid when travelling for a longer period of time. Standby consumption is a big factor – still.

Best regards
Holger