THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Tuesday

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Blockchain and Financial Sector: Revolution Underway

Born in 2008, the blockchain, or distributed ledger technology (DLT) was originally seen as a weird innovation, used by a few libertarian geeks. Most people would have never heard the term in the first place, was it not for the scandals related to Silk Road, the infamous darknet marketplace where users could anonymously buy drugs and other illegal stuff for BTC…


China’s installed capacity of hydrogen fuel cells soars sixfold in first seven months

China’s installed capacity of hydrogen fuel cells surged 642.6 percent year-on-year to 45,876.9 kilowatts in the first seven months of this year despite a subsidy withdrawal from the new energy vehicles (NEVs) sector, according to industry data. The output and sales of the hydrogen fuel cell vehicles soared 8.8 times and 10.1 times to hit 1,176 and 1,106 units, respectively…


Dreaming of the Future

To be honest, when I first started researching this article, I wasn’t 100% certain what 100% renewable energy really meant. It sounded good, but I definitely couldn’t give you a definition of it. And that’s a little surprising, given how often it’s discussed by governments, academics, and the media. But after I did some research on the challenge of switching to 100%…


Big Oil venture funds target green investments

Cement production has a large carbon footprint, comprising about 7% of man-made CO2 emissions. Solidia Technologies is trying to change that. The New Jersey-based startup’s technology reduces energy usage and emissions during the cement manufacturing process, while also trapping CO2 in the finished concrete. In its efforts to clean up one of the planet’s dirtiest…


France looks to wind for island energy autonomy

After a period of zero growth, wind deployment is beginning to take off again in France’s overseas territories, but will need to speed up further to achieve the government’s 2030 target. In 2009, France passed a law calling for its overseas territories to be self-sufficient in meeting their energy needs by 2030. Most of these territories are islands, constrained by small and…


HOW DRONES HAVE TRANSFORMED ENERGY INSPECTION

Increased accuracy, raw efficiency, and enhanced safety – DJI drones are transforming the way that companies around the world are conducting energy inspections. Whether it is for wind, solar or power line checks, businesses are increasingly turning to drones for this type of work, with UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) yielding a real return on investment…


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