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The Koch Brothers Have A Mandate To Destroy The EV Revolution — Are You Buying In?

They’re the Koch Brothers. Their subsidiaries focus on all things fossil fuels and chemicals, from manufacturing, refining, and distribution of petroleum, to polymers, minerals, and fertilizers, to ranching, finance, commodities trading, and investing. Charles and David Koch are the duo who own the second-largest private company in the US and who…


Are Microgrids the Way of the Future?

It is fact, not opinion, that our planet is warming and that industries are partly to blame. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identifies human activities as the greatest contributor of greenhouse gases and, therefore, rising planetary temperatures. Moreover, the EPA identified transportation (29%), electricity generation (28%) and general…


Blockchain for Art: DLT Makes Inroads into the Art Industry

Art is no longer a medium of expression of ideas, thoughts, feelings or portraying the injustice and inequality. It has transformed into a medium of investment. The right artwork associated with the right artist can be a fortune by itself. Now, with the artworks gaining so much value in the market, greed gets few people to find different ways by which they can…


Precision engineering and sustainable energy

The European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen) has announced a workshop focused on the role of precision engineering in stimulating innovation in solar, wind, and oceanic renewable energy and energy storage technologies. The workshop will be held on October 9-10, 2019 at the University of Strathclyde in the U.K…


Commonwealth Bank of Australia has unveiled ‘BioTokens’ to help the Environment

Australia’s Biggest Bank is currently building blockchain tokens prototypes that are meant to enhance sustainable development investments amongst environmental groups, governments, developers, and landowners. On Aug. 21, The Commonwealth Bank of Australia published on its website a press release stating that it is co-developing with BioDiversity Solutions…


EDF, SMUD to Test Blockchain-Based Electricity Market Software

Omega Grid, in partnership with Électricité de France (EDF) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), will deploy its blockchain-based local electricity market software to coordinate electric vehicle (EV) charging with solar generation in Northern California this year. The project is backed in part by an American Public Power Associate (APPA) grant…


Opinion: We now have the technology to create a grid of cheap fully renewable electricity

The main solution to climate change is well known — stop burning fossil fuels. How to do this is more complicated, but as a scholar who does energy modeling, I and others see the outlines of a post-fossil-fuel future: We make electricity with renewable sources and electrify almost everything. That means running vehicles and trains on electricity, heating buildings with…


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