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Ziyen Energy Announces ZiyenCoin Acquisition for Interest in Energy Project Located in Texas, USA

Ziyen Energy has announced they have acquired their latest acquisition in exchange for ZiyenCoin, this time acquiring a royalty interest in an energy project in Texas. Terms for the acquisition were not disclosed. Ziyen Energy is a technology-driven energy company incorporated in the State of Wyoming, U.S.A. in April 2016. Originally formed as a…

The stock market crash of 1987, the tech bubble around the turn of the century, and the 2008 global financial crisis all pale in comparison to the current environment.

Alastair Caithness, CEO, stated

Integrated Ventures Executes a Non-Disclosure Agreement with PetaWatt Properties

Integrated Ventures Inc. is pleased to announce an execution of Non-Disclosure Agreement (“NDA”) with PetaWatt Properties, LLC, for the purpose of evaluating a Material Business Transaction. This NDA will allow both parties to obtain certain confidential information about each other, exchange certain financial documents and to initiate a…

We have been focused on the expansion of cryptocurrency operations. Expanded relationship with PetaWatt with their access to the power generation capacity, competitive electricity pricing structure and mining infrastructure is a very attractive opportunity. This potential transaction can diversify and increase the Company’s revenues and mining capacity, upgrade technology expertise, facilitate entry into profitable hosting market and lead to the uplisting to a higher stock exchange.

Steve Rubakh, CEO

Sequoia & Samsung backed firms launch Execution Intelligence Group (E24P) to address growing need for advanced practical expertise in blockchain & other emerging digital technologies

The Aergo Foundation, the open-source software foundation that stewards the Aergo blockchain project, a hybrid blockchain technology protocol built for enterprise use that has been deployed in South Korea by the blockchain technology company Blocko for over 38 clients including Hyundai Motors, Lotte Card, Shinhan Bank, Korea’s National…


Smart neighborhood, smart microgrid

Microgrids can offer a resilient and secure alternative for both rural and city communities. Solar Media journalist and deputy editor Molly Lempriere looks at some of the microgrids around the world that are transforming the way neighborhoods produce and consume electricity. Around the world, communities and companies alike are…


France calls for carbon price floor to counter oil crash

The COVID-19 crisis should strengthen Europe’s resolve to achieve the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement by triggering policies that maintain fossil fuel prices above a minimum level, French authorities have said. With oil prices hovering around $20 per barrel, world markets are awash with excess oil that risks putting the clean energy transition…

French authorities consider that these market conditions make a clear case for mechanisms ensuring that these energies remain consistently above a certain floor price from the perspective of both consumers and investors.


On-site solar is key to cost-competitive renewable hydrogen

An ARENA backed study into the hydrogen market has found that the integration of hydrogen production facilities with on-site solar is key to producing cost-competitive renewable hydrogen. The study found that the cheapest way to produce renewable hydrogen was to directly link a hydrogen-producing electrolyzer with an on-site solar…

Large scale renewable hydrogen developments before 2025 will exceed domestic market demand for high-value uses in transport and remote power by orders of magnitude.


Talking Electric Car Battery Tech With Formula E Title Sponsor, ABB

With much of the automotive and motorsport world on hold due to Covid-19, I sat down (socially-distanced over the phone, of course) for a chat with Frank Muehlon, who is head of e-mobility infrastructure solutions for ABB, the German firm that is the title sponsor of all-electric race series, Formula E. ABB is a big name in electric vehicle charger…

When we started in 2012 I think no one was expecting 350kW [kilowatt] chargers and six of them at a 2mW [megawatt] charging site. I think this was far away from even dreaming.

Frank Muehlon, head of e-mobility infrastructure solutions for ABB

Asia’s Central Banks Must Take Climate Change Seriously

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) identified that Asia’s booming population and the rapidity of intensified natural disasters confirms climate change will have a catastrophic impact on the continent. The long-term, irreparable vanishing of the glaciers could change the flow of core rivers in Asia…


COVID-19 crisis reinforces the importance of the sustainable energy transition

Around the world, the lockdown measures to contain COVID-19 have led to economic contraction and a significant drop in energy consumption including electricity, gas and oil. CEOs, experts and policymakers are still taking stock of the impacts of COVID-19 on the energy landscape and what it means for the ongoing transition to sustainable energy…


Redflow to supply another 10 flow batteries for NZ telecoms program

ASX-listed energy storage company Redflow has received an order for another 10 of its zinc-bromine flow batteries to help provide mobile and broadband coverage for off-grid parts of New Zealand. The order from the Rural Connectivity Group (RCG) – a venture between the NZ government and mobile network operators Vodafone, Spark and 2degrees…


UAE’s DLT Overhaul on Track to Bring Blockchain to Daily Life by 2021

As the UAE’s deadline for its nation-wide blockchain revamp looms, DLT is becoming embedded in everyday life. The United Arab Emirates is approaching its 2021 deadline for migrating at least 50% of all government transactions onto distributed ledger technology-based platforms. Cointelegraph spoke to Leon Smith, the CEO of Dex…

In terms of digital transactions being embedded in your everyday life, a few examples would be Abu Dhabi Ports developing a blockchain framework for its logistical operations, and the Dubai Land Department developing blockchain solutions to record and register property ownership.

Leon Smith, the CEO of Dex

OPINION: Michael Moore’s ‘Planet of the Humans’ Film Trashes Clean Energy, Offers Zero Solutions

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year, Michael Moore, the filmmaker well-known for his provocative documentaries, dropped the full version of Planet of the Humans for free online, a new documentary that essentially takes down renewable energy. The film’s main thesis being that we are on the verge of global…


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