Energy will continue to be a focus well into the future. V1 Energy is the second Vector1 Media publication dealing with issues of sustainability that will cover both renewable and non-renewable types of energy.
At Vector1 Media we began by publishing V1 Magazine, our online publication oriented around the topics of infrastructure, building information modeling (BIM), computer aided design (CAD) and geographic information systems (GIS) as they pertain to sustainability.
V1 Energy emerged as a result of our previous publishing activity which often involved the topic of energy from the infrastructure and building side of the equation. Discussions were often around the theme of energy, particularly in terms of efficiency and planning processes.
The development of new technologies and approaches has grown through increased innovation to neet the challenges of continued energy supply and efficiency. Wind, solar, wave, gasification and hybrid energy forms are supplementing oil and gas, coal and nuclear forms of energy. While so called ‘green’ technologies have captured public and political interest due to their renewable nature, non-renewable forms of energy will continue to supply the bulk of the world’s energy needs in the near future.
A transition is rapidly taking place around the world as both renewable and traditional forms of energy are being pursued with a view to continued supply and sustainability. The impacts of these changes will connect to the changes in how people live, the support systems they need and the sustainable energy strategies they seek.
We are not about to move to a totally renewable energy based economy in the near future. A transition will take place and has already begun. The challenge of sustainable energy and living remain. V1 Energy will attempt to inform, educate and raise awareness about this transition through the resources of all forms of energy. We can expect CAD. GIS and other spatial technologies will also relate to energy technologies. The combination of V1 Magazine and V1 Energy magazines will hopefully provide our readers with a well-rounded and thorough understanding of sustainability from energy through to infrastructure.
ViewPoint will change weekly with Matt Ball and I alternating with a different perspective of topical interest weekly.
We don’t have all the answers, but we do recognise that sustainable energy is a primary goal of the future. Innovation is clearly happening and we will strive to bring leadership in news, discussion, articles, opinion, technology and solutions as the energy challenges of the future meet us all.