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Asian shares rise as Wall Street gains for 3rd straight day

TOKYO — Asian shares rose Wednesday after Wall Street extended its gains for the third straight day, driven by optimism over economies reopening from shutdowns to stem the coronavirus pandemic.Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 gained 1.1% to 22,581.19 in morning trading. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.8% to 5,882.60. South Korea's Kospi surged 2.6% to 2,141.28.Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 1% to 5,894.00. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.1% at 24,258.49, while the Shanghai Co...
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Workforce training app developer Poka adds strategic investor Schneider Electric

Poka, a workforce training app and software service for industrial companies, has added SE Ventures, the venture capital arm of the European energy and automation conglomerate Schneider Electric to its roster of backers. The company has raised over $23 million in funding so far for its application and software services package that provides training and tips for workers on the factory floor. The company said it would use the new funding to expand its global marketing through new distribution str...
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Inside the fight between my small Iowa hometown and a $12 billion utility over smart meters and the radiation that some residents call 'poison'

Many residents in Fairfield, Iowa, home to thousands of disciples of a deceased Indian guru, claim that radiation emitted by cell phones and other devices is harmful to human health.  Those beliefs created a problem for a local utility that began deploying radiation-emitting smart meters in 2017. Through administrative proceedings, Fairfield residents fought back against the utility's smart meter program — and, for the most part, won.  At its core, the fight wasn't about the health effects of ...
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Australia's greenhouse gas emissions fall slightly as new clean energy comes online

Reduction largely wiped out by a rise in carbon pollution from big industrial sites, particularly liquefied natural gas plantsAustralia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly last year, according to official data released on Friday, as new clean energy plants came online and the drought continued to limit farming output.But the reduction was largely wiped out by an increase in carbon pollution from big industrial sites, particularly liquefied natural gas plants off the country’s northern coast...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Farming, Kyoto protocol, Angus Taylor, Paris Climate Agreement


These countries are leading the transition to sustainable energy

What does COVID-19 mean for the energy transition? While lockdowns have caused a temporary fall in CO2 emissions, the pandemic risks derailing recent progress in addressing the world's energy challenges. The current state of the sector is described in the World Economic Forum's Energy Transition Index 2020. It benchmarks the energy systems of 115 economies, highlighting the leading players in the race to net-zero emissions, as well as those with work to do. With pressure to get idle economie...
Tags: Energy, UK, Sweden, Climate Change, France, China, Germany, US, Sustainability, Italy, Innovation, Switzerland, Oman, Brazil, Finland, Solar Energy


Vaya Africa launches electric ride-hail taxi network

Vaya Africa, a ride-hail mobility venture founded by Zimbabwean mogul Strive Masiyiwa, has launched an electric taxi service and charging network in Zimbabwe with plans to expand across the continent. The South Africa headquartered company has acquired a fleet of Nissan Leaf EVs and developed its own solar powered charging stations. The program goes live in Zimbabwe this week, as Vaya finalizes partnerships to begin on-demand electric taxi and delivery services in markets that could include Keny...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Obama, Nigeria, Africa, Tech, Ceo, South Africa, Electric Vehicles, President, Transport, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya


General Electric Finally Manages to Jettison Its Historic Lighting Business

General Electric is no longer in the light bulb business, the company announced on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Technology, Ge, Defense, Industry, Aviation, General Electric, Smart Homes, Lighting, Light Bulbs, Savant Systems


Investment in global energy to drop by $400bn

Covid-19 pandemic forecast to cause biggest slump in history after collapse in demandInvestment in global energy will fall by $400bn (£324bn) this year, the biggest slump in the industry’s history, as the Covid-19 pandemic fuels a collapse in energy demand.The International Energy Agency (IEA) said the unprecedented investment slump follows the most severe plunge in energy demand since the second world war. The price of oil suffered an historic market crash last month when US oil prices turned n...
Tags: Energy, Business, Environment, Oil, US, Renewable Energy, World news, Commodities, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, International Energy Agency IEA, Coronavirus outbreak


With $84 million in new cash, Commonwealth Fusion is on track for a demonstration fusion reactor by 2025

Commonwealth Fusion Systems closed on its latest $84 million in new funding two weeks ago. The U.S. was still very much in the lockdown phase and getting a deal done, especially a multi-million dollar investment in a new technology aiming to make commercial nuclear fusion a reality after decades of hype, was “an interesting thing” in the words of Commonwealth’s chief executive, Bob Mumgaard.  It was actually one time when the technical complexity of what Commonwealth Fusion is trying to achie...
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Alberta Energy Minister Says the Pandemic Is a 'Great Time' to Build Pipeline Due to Limits on Protests

The energy minister of the Canadian province of Alberta, Sonya Savage, told listeners to an oil trade association podcast that the coronavirus pandemic was the perfect time to move forward with the construction of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion due to bans on large protests, the Canadian Press reported.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, Gas, Conservation, Indigenous Rights, Trans Mountain, Alberta Energy, Pipelines, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Alberta Sonya Savage


Giving A Toast In Both Informal And Formal Settings

Toasts can happen in both an informal and formal setting Image Credit: Photo by Scott Warman on Unsplash As speakers we are all well aware of what it means to give a speech in a formal setting. These are the events where an audience has assembled, there is a stage, you take the stage, and everyone understand the importance of public speaking and listens to what you have to say. When it come to giving toasts there are similar settings. These can be at weddings and at formal company f...
Tags: Energy, Time, Sincerity, Celebration, Clarity, Moment, Prepare, Theme, Speaking, Toast, MEAN, Jim Anderson, Respond, Brief, 1 - Plan, Occasion


Wall Street turns mixed, but still on track for weekly gain

Stock indexes turned mixed on Wall Street Friday afternoon, recouping much of their losses from earlier in the day, as the market closed out a choppy week ahead of a long holiday weekend in the U.S.The S&P 500 was up 0.1% after having been down 0.5%. The index was still on track for a weekly gain. Strength in technology and communications stocks helped reverse the market's early slide. Energy stocks fell the most as crude oil prices closed lower after six straight gains. Bond yields were m...
Tags: Energy, Hong Kong, Business, News, China, Beijing, Treasury, Nasdaq, Invesco, Deere Co, Asia Hong Kong, ALEX VEIGA, DAMIAN J TROISE, Brian Levitt


Deputy PM 'very concerned' over reports China's power plants warned not to buy Australian coal

Michael McCormack says trade minister and diplomats are trying to fix the issueDeputy prime minister Michael McCormack is concerned coal exporters could face a tougher time selling the commodity into China.There are reports the Chinese government is warning state-owned power plants not to buy new shipments of Australian thermal coal and instead favour domestic products. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, China, International Trade, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian economy, Michael McCormack


Australian researchers claim world first in global race to develop better solar panels

Experimental cell using the potentially game-changing material perovskite passes a series of heat and humidity testsA team of Australian researchers are claiming a world first in a global race to develop cheaper, more flexible and more efficient solar panels after their experimental cell passed a series of heat and humidity tests.Using a type of crystal material known as perovskite, the group found that a simple glass and synthetic rubber coating around the cell was enough to stop it from degrad...
Tags: Energy, Science, Environment, Australia news, Solar Power


Australian government urged to back sustainable Covid-19 recovery with clean energy transition

Exclusive: Letter signed by business, union, investor and environment groups warns Australia’s prosperity depends on cutting emissionsA cross-society collection of groups – representing business, the energy industry, property owners, unions, major investors, disadvantaged people and the environment – have banded together to warn that Australia’s prosperity depends on eradicating greenhouse gas emissions.In a letter to the national cabinet, federal and state energy ministers and Nev Power, Scott ...
Tags: Energy, Business, Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Renewable Energy, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Australian economy, COVID, Nev Power Scott Morrison


Groups built on fossil fuel funding urge states to reopen amid pandemic

ExxonMobil, Koch and Mercer family are past funders of critics of stay-at-home orders as fossil fuel industry struggles amid lockdownsDozens of individuals and groups urging states to reopen amid the Covid-19 pandemic have historical financial ties to coal and oil and gas companies and conservative billionaires who have invested in climate disinformation.Past funders of the current critics of stay-at-home orders include the bankrupt coal company Murray Energy and oil giant ExxonMobil, as well as...
Tags: Energy, Environment, ExxonMobil, Fossil Fuels, Koch, Mercer, Murray Energy, Coronavirus outbreak, ExxonMobil Koch


Coronavirus fallout to slow global growth in renewable energy

Pace will slow for first time in 20 years with fewer windfarms and solar plants being built but rebound possible in 2021The global growth of renewable energy will slow for the first time in 20 years due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, which will “hurt but not halt” the rise of clean energy.The world’s energy watchdog has warned that developers will build fewer wind farms and solar energy projects this year compared with a record roll out of renewables in 2019. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Business, Environment, Renewable Energy, Economics, World news, Energy industry, Global Economy, Coronavirus outbreak


AngelList India head Utsav Somani launches micro VC fund to back 30 early-stage startups

As investors get cautious about writing new checks to early stage startups in India amid the coronavirus outbreak, AngelList’s head in India is betting that this is the right time to back young firms. On Wednesday, Utsav Somani announced iSeed, a micro VC fund to back up at least 30 startups over the course of two years. iSeed, which is not affiliated with AngelList, is Somani’s maiden venture fund. In an interview with TechCrunch, Somani said he would write checks of $150,000 each to up to 35 e...
Tags: Energy, Asia, Money, India, Tech, United States, Xiaomi, Venture Capital, Jupiter, Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global, DST Global, Ryan Hoover, Angellist, Tracxn, Naval Ravikant


Lockdowns trigger dramatic fall in global carbon emissions

Responses to coronavirus crisis cause sharpest drop in carbon output since records beganSteep fall in emissions during coronavirus is no cause for celebrationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCarbon dioxide emissions have fallen dramatically since lockdowns were imposed around the world due to the coronavirus crisis, research has shown.Daily emissions of the greenhouse gas plunged 17% by early April compared with 2019 levels, according to the first definitive study of g...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Environment, World news, Pollution, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Coronavirus outbreak


'For your children': former top Australian public servants call for carbon price

Ex-Treasury head Ken Henry tells Four Corners he looks back on a decade of failed climate policy and feels ‘gutted’Former senior public servants have called for the re-introduction of a carbon price, saying it would be the least economically damaging way to cut greenhouse gas emissions and could deliver the technological solutions the Morrison government says are needed.In interviews on ABC TV’s Four Corners on Monday, several ex-top advisors expressed frustration and in some cases anger about t...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Australia news, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Australian politics, Carbon Tax, Morrison, Ken Henry, Four Corners, ABC TV, Ex Treasury


Thailand to look at blockchain for palm oil trade

In Thailand, the Bangkok Post reports that the Energy Minister wants to begin a dialogue with palm oil traders through the Energy Business Department regarding the potential for using blockchain in an effort to help palm oil producers get higher prices without going through a middleman. Oil palm planters say they get about a third less for their palm nuts than what they’re really worth. The program that could begin as soon as June is meant to be a way to help support farmers during the COVID-19 ...
Tags: Energy, Thailand, Palm Oil, Producer News, Bangkok Post, Energy Business Department


Apple Operations SVP details supply chain safety changes due to COVID-19

Today, Apple released its 2020 Supplier Responsibility progress report. In it, Senior Vice President of Operations Sabih Khan published a letter that details an outline of the plan it created to increase safety and protection efforts in its supply chain worldwide. As far as I can tell this is the first time that Khan has written publicly since he was appointed to this role in 2019. The letter walks through some of the efforts Apple has made to ensure, as Khan states, a “right to a safe and he...
Tags: Apple, Energy, TC, Business, Supply Chain, Tech, Economy, Companies, Berkshire Hathaway, Khan, Apple Store, Apple Inc, Consumer Electronics, Sabih, Forward, COVID


Australia's Reserve Bank fuels call for post-pandemic renewables push

Exclusive: Government urged to make clean energy part of Covid-19 recovery, as RBA finds 50% slump in projects last yearSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsCoronavirus Australia maps and cases: live numbers and statisticsNew research by the Reserve Bank shows renewable energy investment in Australia fell sharply last year after becoming a major sector in the national economy. It is fuelling calls for g...
Tags: Energy, Climate Change, Australia, Renewable Energy, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia news, Australian economy, Reserve Bank, RBA, Coronavirus outbreak


U.S. Renewables Are Set to Generate More Electricity Than Coal for the First Time

This is set to be the year renewables take off. A new report from the Energy Information Administration shows that electricity generation from renewables is finally set to surpass that of coal, a major milestone in the efforts to a clean energy economy. The coronavirus is helping drive this shift.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Renewable Energy, Oil And Gas, Clean Energy, Energy Information Administration, First Time


Smart glass manufacturer Click Materials inks major deal to challenge $1 billion-backed View Inc.

Click Materials, a Vancouver-based developer of “smart glass” has inked a major partnership with one fo the largest manufacturers of windows for the home, Cardinal Glass, as it looks to challenge the billion dollar-backed View Inc. Founded in 2016 by a University of British Columbia professor, Curtis Berlinguette, Click Materials has raised only a few hundred thousand dollars in seed funding. But the technology that Berlinguette’s company is developing could provide a lower-cost more flexible op...
Tags: Energy, TC, Real Estate, Softbank, Windows, Tech, Glass, Materials, Vancouver, Leader, Smart Technologies, Matter, University of British Columbia, Saint Gobain, Smart Glass, View Inc


Nev Power paid $500,000 for six months' work as head of Australia's Covid-19 commission

Sum is not a salary but an allowance to cover travel and accommodation expensesSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get the most important news notificationsScott Morrison’s handpicked Covid-19 coordination adviser, the former Fortescue Metals chief executive Nev Power, is being paid $500,000 for six months’ work.Power’s remuneration was revealed at a hearing of the Senate inquiry into the management of the coronavirus crisis, where senators f...
Tags: Energy, Business, Australia, Senate, Australia news, Power, Australian politics, Corporate Governance, Scott Morrison, Australian economy, Morrison, Fortescue Metals, Coordination Commission, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID, Nev Power


Ex-Tesla product exec raises $10 million for his mission to upgrade the lowly fuse box

Arch Rao closed the $10.1 million financing round for Span, his company pitching homeowners on an upgrade to the fuse box, in the middle of February. The company had already seen what was happening in China and had a sense of how tough things could be, but was undeterred by the bad news and its potential implications for fundraising or its business. “I don’t think that the COVID situation was particularly negative,” for the Span business, said Rao. Indeed, Rao said things are already beginning t...
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US fossil fuel giants set for a coronavirus bailout bonanza

Exclusive: oil, coal and fracking companies in line to benefit from $750bn bond scheme Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFossil fuel companies and coal-powered utilities in the US are set for a potential bonanza under federal government plans for a bond bailout, part of the rescue package for the coronavirus crisis.At least 90 fossil fuel companies, many of them established giants such as ExxonMobil, Chevron and Koch Industries, stand to gain from the Federal Reserve’s ...
Tags: Energy, Business, Environment, US, World news, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, US news, Fracking, Coal, Fossil Fuels, US economy, Federal Reserve, Duke Energy, Koch Industries, American Electric Power


How to Clean Your Money’s Energy

In this simple article, I’ll share a perspective and a tool for improving your financial life. If you resonate with the perspective herein, consider testing the associated process I’ll share. If you don’t resonate with the perspective, there’s no need to read beyond the first three paragraphs. Money can be regarded as a transfer of energy among people, and often people’s energy signature gets attached to money as they spend it. That energetic residue could include happiness if the money is ha...
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Tesla Moving HQ from California to Texas and Nevada

Elon Musk tweeted that Tesla is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately. The unelected and ignorant “Interim Health Officer” of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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