THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

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Indian scientists take step towards using ocean’s power

Indian scientists have taken a baby step to harness the enormous power of the ocean as they successfully designed, built and operated a small floating platform that runs on ocean energy. Designed by researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras the small-sized wave-powered marine buoy generated an electrical output of 12 Watts during trials. Buoyed by the…


Big Four and Blockchain: Are Auditing Giants Adopting Yet?

Last week, Big Four firm Deloitte unveiled a mobile platform designed to host blockchain networks on a small scale for demonstration purposes. The product is “based on client interest in understanding blockchain capabilities in live interactions,” as per the press release. With this move, the Big Four companies — comprised of Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young (EY)…


Chinese Digital Currency: Top 10 Rumors

It’s now five years since a Chinese digital currency or a was rumored to be in the works. Unfortunately, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), China’s central bank, has little to no evidence of those plans ever taking shape within the years. However, a series of rumors have given the crypto community and the world at large hope to see the first sovereign digital…


Top 10 New Electric Cars And SUVs Coming In 2019/2020

A great number of new electric cars are coming to the market. From the brand new Nissan Leaf in Australia to the Human Horizon Hiphi 1 in China, electric cars are definitely the future of transport around the world. With new electric car news coming in every other week, it becomes difficult to keep track of it all. So here is a handy list that covers electric vehicles from…


Luxurious Silent Yachts 55 claims pure solar power and zero NVH

Whether it’s hotels, restaurants, cars, trains, planes or yachts, a quiet and private place to spend time has always been classified as a luxury. With the boom in electric-powered transportation, that lifestyle commodity has turned into a selling point for some green companies, and the Silent Yachts 55, profiled in a Robb Report piece is a perfect example. The 54.8-foot…


Storing energy for a transitioning grid

A key factor in boosting New Zealand’s renewable energy contribution to the electricity grid will be the storage options we pursue. Professor Alan Brent explains what they are – and where the big opportunities lie. The Government target for renewable energy resources’ contribution to the electricity grid may be debated, but all the scenario modeling outcomes…


Trondheim’s New ‘Energy Positive’ Landmark

After years of construction, the new Powerhouse Brattørkaia is now officially open in Trondheim, Norway. Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen led the ceremony on August 30. The building has been in use for some time, however. It’s hard to miss the Powerhouse, which offers 18,200-square-metres of floor space across eight floors with…


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