THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Wednesday

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


Electric Vehicles Could Transform Energy Storage

Apart from driving a clean transportation revolution over the next three decades, electric vehicles (EVs) could help the power grid’s storage needs as growing shares of renewable energy sources—predominantly solar and wind—are being incorporated into electricity grids. Batteries from EVs could have so much more potential energy storage by 2050 that…

Smart charging for electric vehicles (EVs) holds the key to unleash synergies between clean transport sector and low-carbon electricity. It minimizes the load impact from EVs and unlocks the flexibility to use more solar and wind power.

IRENA

Johnson Controls unveils Global Energy Efficiency survey results

The results, released Feb. 4,  found that 75 percent of surveyed organizations plan to increase their investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy and smart building technology, a 16 percent increase from the previous year’s survey. The study surveyed 400 energy and facility management executives in the United States to better…

Investment in smart and sustainable building technologies not only addresses urgent climate challenges but also improves comfort, health, safety and affordability for building occupants and communities.

Clay Nesler, vice president of global sustainability and regulatory affairs for Johnson Controls

Electric dream: Britain to ban new petrol and hybrid cars from 2035

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine. The step amounts to a victory for electric cars that if copied globally could hit the wealth of oil producers, as well…

We have to deal with our CO2 emissions. As a country and as a society, as a planet, as a species, we must now act.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Amazon is creating a futuristic fleet of 100,000 electric delivery vans, with Alexa and routing software built-in — see what they’ll look like

By 2021, your Amazon Prime packages might arrive in an electric Amazon van. The company announced that it ordered 100,000 custom delivery vehicles on Tuesday from electric vehicle maker Rivian. The electric vehicles will help Amazon reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2040 for The Climate Pledge, and help Amazon continue to grow its…

Amazon’s plan is to have 10,000 Amazon electric vehicles on the road by 2022, and 100,000 by 2030.


Solving Electric Grid’s “Last Mile” With Distributed Fuel Cells

A limiting factor is for BEV adoption is the capacity for distributing electricity wherever electrical infrastructure is practically immutable on quick timeframes; the “last mile” problem. This photo I took shows an example of legacy urban electrical infrastructure. If several nearby households switch to BEV’s the grid will overload; triggering electrical…


Technology company uses blockchain to create real-time air pollution sensors

The world’s first air quality monitor using the Algorand blockchain has been developed by technology company Algorand and the environmental monitoring service, PlanetWatch. According to Algorand, current air quality monitoring methods are inadequate due to their lack of real-time data reporting, which as a result, leads to delays in…

The missing link in air quality monitoring is high-density, low-cost sensor network, delivering real-time data.

Claudio Parrinello, CEO of PlanetWatch

5G, AI, Data Analytics, and IoT Convergence | The 5G and AIoT Market for Solutions, Applications, and Services (2020-2025)

The combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to dramatically accelerate the benefits of digital transformation for consumer, enterprise, industrial, and government market segments. The author sees the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) as transformational for both technologies as…


Autonomous Vehicle Technology Companies to Watch out For

The look and feel of city life are fast changing. The increasing investment for cleaner energy is driving it from one side, and advancements in mobile technologies like Artificial Intelligence(AI), Machine Learning, Blockchain, etc. are driving it from another end. The new smart city is remarkable and has all the definitions of modern life…

Finally, it’s not just about bringing the car on the road faster but to win the trust of the passengers. Safely tested and economically viable automated vehicles are sure to win the hearts of passengers. Only the future can tell which company is going to actualize on their vision and promises.

Thejes Udayan, Technical Content Writer at Aufait

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