THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Thursday

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


Smart Buildings Save Energy

We have many opportunities to capture energy savings in our industrial, commercial, and residential buildings.  Some are as basic as installing programmable thermostats or automated lighting systems to improve the way we operate the HVAC and lighting systems.  Other options include actual modifications to the building itself or installing new or upgraded…

New smart, digital technologies for building monitoring and control can help improve occupant comfort and provide information to help the building and equipment allow. In other words, you can teach an old building new tricks.


Australia told to prepare for ‘completely new’ two-sided energy market

Australia needs to prepare the ground for a two-sided national energy market, where consumers are rewarded for buying and selling energy in real-time, according to the Australian Energy Market Commission. In a new discussion paper to be released on Thursday, the AEMC says technology has previously limited consumer participation in the energy grid but the advent…

Digitalisation has progressed to the point where it is time to consider a completely new approach.

AEMC chairman, John Pierce

Advancing Sustainability with High-Performance Computing

Our planet is already being rocked by the effects of climate change. Extreme weather, natural disasters, animal extinctions, and human migration are all examples of the far-reaching impact we are beginning to see. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. At Dell Technologies, we’re committed to driving human progress, creating a positive, lasting impact on humankind and the…

Eni is determined to be a force for good in contributing to the achievement of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and bring about a just transition.

Claudio Descalzi, Eni’s CEO

What we learned on the Electric Road Trip

After two crazy months, we’re done. The reporters of E&E News have completed the Electric Road Trip, an 8,000-mile journey in an electric car and an investigation into how electric transportation will change America. What did we learn? By interviewing dozens of people, driving a total of six cars and gathering many streams of data, we have a mountain of…


Study shows where global renewable energy investments have greatest benefits

A new study finds that the amount of climate and health benefits achieved from renewable energy depends on the country where it is installed. Countries with higher carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and more air pollution, such as India, China, and areas in Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, achieve greater climate and health benefits per megawatt (MW)…

This new global model allows us to estimate benefits from renewables at the country-level, both from reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and including the massive health benefits achieved from reductions in air pollution. That hasn’t been done before in the sustainable investment world. For example, the results show that a wind turbine or solar panel can save 30 times more lives if it is placed in India— where air pollution is often a major public health issue—than if that same turbine or panel is placed in the U.S., and climate benefits will be about twice as high.

Lead author Jonathan Buonocore, a research associate at Harvard C-CHANGE

IRENA report: Latin America, Caribbean on brink of solar surge

Latin America and the Caribbean could grow their installed solar capacity by a factor of 40 by 2050, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. Annual investments exceeding $7 billion would see the region’s solar PV capacity rise from 7 GW currently to more than 280 GW by mid-century, according to IRNEA. Solar energy…

Solar PV and other renewables sources represent the most effective and ready solution for addressing growing energy demand and limiting carbon emission at the same time. Renewables are practical, affordable and climate-safe.

IRENA’s Director-General Francesco La Camera

Africa Seeks To Become Key Global Player In Renewable Energy

Africa, where close to half of its 1.2 billion people have access to electricity, is set to become a world leader in renewable energy. As global business and development leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), held Nov. 11 to 13, one of the key focuses of the deals being discussed was around sustainable…

I have always thought it was Africa’s time. We African’s have let ourselves down, we are now realising it has always been our time. And we are now seize every opportunity and be where we should be by now.

Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame

China Smart City Expo was unveiled in Shenzhen

On November 13, 2019, China’s top science and technology exhibition – China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF), which has been held for 20 sessions, officially kicked off. The China Smart City Expo jointly organized by the State Information Center and IDG Asia was officially opened in Hall 6 of Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center. Focusing on smart city solutions…


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