THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Wednesday

Hi! Here is your daily dose of useful links and articles related to renewable energy and technology. Enjoy!


Computing Legend Steve Wozniak To Launch Blockchain Energy Project – EFFORCE

In the coming months, a team of visionaries, including Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak, is about to launch EFFORCE – a revolutionary blockchain platform that aims at increasing energy efficiency by allowing everybody to participate in and benefit from worldwide energy efficiency projects. It’s hard to fathom that we live in a world where humanity itself is the biggest…

In the last 10 years, energy consumption increased exponentially worldwide due to an ever-growing population. This has contributed significantly to climate change and the extreme consequences on our environment.

Steve Wozniak

America’s first 5G-powered autonomous vehicle and smart city technology testbed

The City of Peachtree Corners, Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia has opened the first intelligent mobility and smart city living laboratory which is powered by 5G. The Curiosity Lab at Peachtree Corners will be used by companies to demonstrate and test the Internet of Things (IoT) applications and technologies The 500-acre technology park is powered by a 5G IoT…

Companies that are paving the way forward with next-generation IoT technologies have been missing one step in the development process: a living laboratory environment to test the technology that has graduated from a controlled laboratory environment.

Brian Johnson, city manager for Peachtree Corners

Death and destruction expose dirty side of clean energy

HUGE renewable energy projects planned in Asia, such as solar parks and hydropower dams, risk accelerating the conversion of farmland, uprooting communities and destroying livelihoods, energy experts and human rights activists warned on Tuesday. As they look to curb climate-changing emissions, some of the most rapid transitions to renewable energy are…

This shift and expansion will have significant implications for farmers, indigenous communities, ecosystems and water sources.

Harjeet Singh, global climate change lead at charity ActionAid

A Better Future: Purchasing Electricity Without Direct Connections

The final part of a five-part series on characteristics of natural monopolies explores the necessity of a direct connection to customers for the delivery of electricity. This article is a follow-up to “A Faster Horse,” in which I briefly discussed the origin of investor-owned utilities. In that article, I referred to five characteristics of natural monopolies and in this final of…

We shall have no better conditions in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at present.

Thomas Edison, RIP

AI’s Action and Impact on the Energy Sector

The first time I walked into an electric transmission and distribution (T&D) control center was about a decade ago. With a smartphone in my pocket and a laptop in my bag, I was expecting big things ⁠— server racks, large-scale digital visualizations, automated control systems. What I found surprised me. A handful of people watching a small supervisory control…

Artificial intelligence to drive a complete overhaul in the way we consume energy and the system as we know it today.

Jim Bullock

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