THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

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The World’s Largest Automakers, Along with MOBI, Announce a Joint Proof of Concept for the First Vehicle Identity on Blockchain

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –The Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative (MOBI) is working with BMW, Ford, GM, Groupe Renault, Honda, and other major automakers to develop a multi-stakeholder Proof of Concept (PoC) for a blockchain-based Vehicle Identity (VID). In September, MOBI members launched an important joint…

Creating a trusted digital identity for a vehicle unlocks the potential for a mobility payments network, including: V2V/V2X transactions, electric vehicle to grid integration, usage-based services, fleet operations, congestion pricing, carbon footprint management, and more.

MOBI CEO Chris Ballinger

Renewable energy could save four million lives a year’: Siemens Gamesa CEO

Something has changed in the global climate debate. At the UN Assembly last month, it was announced that 69 countries promised to adopt tougher climate goals by the end of next year, while 65 countries are targeting net zero emissions by 2050. The feeling is running much higher among public opinion than many people, and probably governments…


How Sustainable is High-Tech?

YEREVAN, Armenia — The current climate change emergency and the mobilization of thousands of activists around the world who demand governments to take the issue seriously has also had an impact on the technology industry. As a result, global technology leaders gathered this week at the 23rd World Congress of Information Technology (WCIT)…

There is no carbon emissions generated from the electricity generated from solar. That’s perfect. However, the production of the photovoltaic panels has a carbon footprint. When looking at renewables we have to look at all the phases of solar power, for instance, and not just at the energy producing phase.

 Curt H├ębert, Former Chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)

SEC sues TON over $1.7bn Telegram ICO

On Friday, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a legal complaint against Telegram and its subsidiary, Telegram Open Network (TON), over its unregistered initial coin offering (ICO). Grams, the digital assets sold in the ICO, are a cryptocurrency which without the TON blockchain and Telegram messenger have no value, according to the…


Tesla-based battery project launched in Slovenia

Energy storage start-up NGEN has announced the launch of a 12.6 MW/22.6 MWh battery system in northwestern Slovenia. The business was set up in the middle of last year to bring to fruition a grid balancing battery system conceived in 2015 and developed by early last year, according to a press release issued on Saturday. NGEN said its project will…


Green energy is worth the cost

Are Koreans willing to pay more for a cleaner planet? That is the challenge the country faces as its struggles with the dilemma of delivering cheap energy while generating more clean energy. Under its latest energy plan, the government wants to increase the use of more expensive renewable energy from nearly 8 percent to between 30 percent and…


Is Your Energy Source Sustainable? How To Find Out

Are you environmentally conscious? Do you try to minimize your carbon footprint? How sustainable are the energy suppliers that you use? Most of us can easily answer the first two questions, but the question of what energy supplier provides the cleanest energy, not so much. As environmentally conscious consumers, we should know the source of our …


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