Hans Kohlsdorf’s Blog

New York City is Setting Strict Energy Efficiency Mandate

New York City is Setting Strict Energy Efficiency Mandate

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed an energy mandate in New York City in order to curb the negative effects of global warming. It is one of the most ambitious energy efficiency laws on record. When passed, the citywide ban will affect the city's largest buildings...

How Domestic Energy Strengthens the US

How Domestic Energy Strengthens the US

Energy is the life blood which keeps the world spinning in a timely fashion. Without reliable access to oil, gas, and electricity, a society has not yet reached a level to be able to accurately  call itself a developed and competitive country. Therefore, it is...

The Basics of Natural Gas

The Basics of Natural Gas

Natural gas is increasing in popularity as an alternative fuel source. While it is still considered a fossil fuel, it’s much cleaner than other fossil fuels, such as coal and oil. Around the world, we’re seeing countries increase their usage of natural gas, for a...

The Use of Natural Gas in Vehicles in India

The Use of Natural Gas in Vehicles in India

Using natural gas as a form of fuel for cars has become increasingly popular around the world. Natural gas use leads to cleaner energy for vehicles and less emissions than we would see from gasoline or diesel. There are benefits to using natural gas for any energy...

The Importance of Energy Efficiency

The Importance of Energy Efficiency

Whether you’re thinking about increasing energy efficiency for your home or focusing on your business, efficiency is extremely important when it comes to energy. Previously, we may not have known much about efficiency in energy, but luckily, we have the knowledge and...

Wholesale Electricity Market: A Retrospective

Wholesale Electricity Market: A Retrospective

How will we see the current changes in five years? Today we elect 5 years of operation of the Wholesale Electricity Market. In 2015 and 2016 there were very interesting transformation moments in the Mexican electricity sector. Moments of transformation, of...

Megatrends: Micro-Networks and Smart Grids

Megatrends: Micro-Networks and Smart Grids

The convergence between information technology, communications, and the electricity sector opens new perspectives. In my previous article, I had already mentioned the global megatrends that are having a profound impact on the electricity sector and I emphasized the...