THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Saturday

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


Futurism: The Hydrogen Economy

The concept of hydrogen fuel cells (FC) has been very promising for many decades. From an infrastructure standpoint, transitioning from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to FC seems far more rational than transitioning to battery/plug-in electric vehicles (EV). There’s just one minor problem. In 1960, the arrival of the hydrogen economy was just 3-5 years…

While the hydrogen economy has not arrived, hydrogen is nevertheless a big business and is growing rapidly.


Google makes biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy

Google’s worldwide portfolio of wind- and solar-generated electricity agreements total 5,500 megawatts, which was described as the capacity of a million solar rooftops. Google on Thursday announced a record-high boost to its green electricity purchases, saying the deals will spur construction of millions of solar panels and hundreds of wind turbines. The US-based…

Once all these projects come online, our carbon-free energy portfolio will produce more electricity than places like Washington, DC or entire countries like Lithuania or Uruguay use each year

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai

Fake solar products flood the market

The public has been called upon to whistleblow whenever they came across substandard energy products that frustrate efforts by the government to entrench the use of renewable energy in Kenya. Ministry of Energy principal renewable energy officer Nicholas Maundu said the government is on the look-out and would act firmly on importers who import…

Our people are not getting value for money as the solar gadget break-down day after they were bought. The public need to be cushioned by the government watchdog agencies otherwise they are being fleeced with impunity


India important actor in climate action, making fantastic efforts in renewable energy: UN chief

India is a very important actor and “fundamental partner” in international efforts on climate action and is making a “fantastic effort” to grow its renewable energy basket, UN chief Antonio Guterres has said. UN Secretary-General Guterres, who has met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on several occasions, recalled his leadership of the International Solar…

India is a very important actor and fundamental partner in international efforts on climate action

UN chief Antonio Guterres

11% of the Military Budget Could Fund Enough Renewable Energy for Every Home in the US

The Climate Strike is sweeping the United States! Millions of people around the world are walking out of their schools and workplaces from today until next Friday to take to the streets, following the lead of young people who are anxious about their future on a warming planet and furious at politicians’ ongoing failure to act against the climate crisis. Their anger is…


Thailand’s PTT, Partners in Blockchain-Based Renewable Energy System

Thailand’s state-owned energy company, PTT, has partnered with the nonprofit Energy Web Foundation to create a new blockchain-based renewable energy system. Their goal is to develop a regional energy solution that’s compliant with the International Renewable Energy Certificates Standard (I-REC). Which provides certificates to companies…

We founded the Energy Web Foundation and launched the Energy Web Chain because we see blockchain technology as a crucial accelerant of the global energy transition toward distributed, customer-centric, low-carbon systems

Jesse Morris, chief commercial officer of the Energy Web Foundation

How Nestle, Google and other businesses make money by going green

Corporate sustainability efforts are sometimes framed as acts of altruism — but for big businesses, protecting the environment is often good for the bottom line. Nike Inc. has come up with a way to weave more efficiently, reducing the raw material and labor time needed to make each shoe. That has kept more than 3.5 million pounds of waste from reaching landfills…

We’ve moved past this concept that business versus the environment is a tradeoff. The business benefits were always there, but more and more companies are going after them. We’ve moved past this concept that business versus the environment is a tradeoff.

Tom Murray

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