Michael Nobel Suggests Using Technology To Help Save Energy!

Taipei, May 13 (CNA) Dr. Michael Nobel, a great grand nephew of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize awards, urged Taiwan Tuesday to use modern technology to help conserve energy and reduce carbon emissions.
May 17, 2008 - PRLog -- In his keynote speech at the Energy Efficiency and Green Environment Forum, held at the Grand Hotel in Taipei, the 68-year-old Nobel recommended to Taiwan some remedial measures to help combat the escalating global climate change.

  Nobel, who has expertise in diverse areas such as medicine, satellite communications, Internet service provision and management consulting, urged immediate action and listed possible threats that people may face in the future if global temperatures continue to rise.

  Not only will many species disappear, but human beings will lack potable water and food will live under climatic threats, Nobel warned.

  "As China is constructing 50 coal-fired power plants, Taiwan will also be exposed to pollution from the mainland," Nobel said, adding that the state of the environment is a universal topic.

  Nobel suggested that technology could be applied to build efficient energy management platforms as one of the solutions to help slow the earth's temperature rise.

  He cited the "Intelligent Environment" concept that was first introduced by CQI Inc., indicating that the auto-control system is more energy efficient than manually adjusted systems. People are prone to making mistakes as they tend to put their own comfort first, he said.

  The "Intelligent Environment" systems automatically adjust air conditioners based on changes in humidity, temperature and the level of CO2 detected by sensors.

  Nobel, however, questioned whether people are ready to make lifestyle changes, and suggested that it will take a bigger hit on consumers' pockets to spur change.

  "Oil now costs US$4 a gallon. When it reaches US$8 a gallon, people will start changing," he said.
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