THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

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Gibraltar Distributed Ledger Technology Update 2019 – Plato’s Wise Men & Fools.

As someone who has been involved in the distributed ledger technology (‘DLT’) industry for the past few years, I have found it hard to write up an article on the DLT sector for a while now. The reason has something to do with the simple quote often attributed to Plato that ‘wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say…


FUTURE PROOF: Hydrogen for green fuel

HYDROGEN, which isn’t freely available in the atmosphere, is a gas that has to be produced. It has actually been around for a long time. Hydrogen gas was first produced artificially in the 16th century. It took several hundred years – the 19th century, to be precise – before the first fuel cells and electrolyzers were made. Today, hydrogen as an energy carrier is on the…


Kenya has potential to become the largest green energy exporter

The Lake Turkana Wind Power project was officially launched last month, becoming the largest project of its kind on the continent and a brilliant example of Kenyan potential in the energy sector. Indeed, we are on track to fully level up green energy production by 2020. Along with being an important environmental achievement, our expertise in this area can…


How Japan trialed blockchain to trade solar energy

A Japanese utility has trialed a blockchain platform for residents to sell excess solar power. The software allows producers of solar energy to track market prices, and sell at their unused power at competitive rates. Others who don’t produce their own renewable energy would be able to buy this at market rates. The trial was run at a research lab in Osaka, under a…


Pumped Hydro-Electricity Storage (PHES) for backup and Bulk energy storage capacity planning in Nigeria

The accelerated growth of the energy economy and the demand for electricity in Nigeria is still highly dependent on the irregular and unreliable power supply from the National Grid. Evidently, the varying demand for electricity is barely compensated for as reserve power sources do not exist on the Grid. To achieve a desirable balanced load factor…


Skeleton’s Ultracaps to power streetcars in Germany

Škoda Transportation will deliver ultracapacitor systems for 114 trams destined for Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Ludwigshafen in Germany. Skeleton Technologies won the contract to supply the ultracaps. The ultracapacitor system enables the streetcars to recuperate braking energy and to reuse it for acceleration. Ultracapacitors have an advantage over…


Clean energy isn’t just right, it’s a cash cow (Editorial)

Opponents of clean energy solutions or tax breaks to such businesses tend to paint the energy picture as an either-or choice – the sacrifice of jobs that have sustained workers for generations for newer, less reliable alternatives. They shouldn’t do that. If energy direction is boiled down to a numbers game, the hard-liners will lose. The foundation of clean energy advocacy…


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