THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Thursday

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Blockchain Supercharged with AI: The Next Revolution?

In the last decade, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are among the rare developments in technology that is poised to become so disruptive that they’ve become synonymous with innovation and the future. So much so, that startups aiming to bring an amalgamation of these technologies have raised a whopping $437 million to date. But what are these technologies…


‘Transactive energy’ powers households as Australia’s AGL expands virtual power plant

Fremantle, Australia, where Western Power, Synergy and Power Ledger’s RENeW NExus Project, supported by the Australian Government through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. Image: Power Ledger. Virtual power plants made up of household solar and battery systems look set to continue their rise in Australia, with utility AGL expanding the scope of an ongoing…


Does our energy future hold electrification, biomass, and hydrogen?

In its latest “energy outlook” report, Bloomberg New Energy Finance says wind and solar photovoltaics (PV) will supply almost 50% of global electricity by 2050. Wind, it projects, will produce 26% and solar 22%, with renewables overall supplying 62% of the total. That’s despite electricity demand by 2050 increasing 62%, resulting in global generating capacity…


Energy, green technology to define New India

Climate change and energy usage are the need of the hour in India. Energy, in particular, renewable and sustainable energy, is becoming increasingly necessary due to India’s exponentially increased levels of population, pollution, international presence and trade over the past few years. In fact, it is safe to say that the way India handles energy development will…


Singapore hits back at Elon Musk, saying electric cars are a ‘lifestyle’ and mass transit better for climate

Singapore has a message for Elon Musk: Taking mass transit is a better climate-change solution than tooling around in one of his Tesla electric vehicles. The city-state, which has said its efforts to cope with climate change is as crucial as military defense, has prioritized greater use of its trains and buses, Masagos Zulkifli, minister for environment and water…


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