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Evergen edges closer to destroying coal-fired power stations

ExclusiveJun 1, 2020 – 9.00amRenewable energy software company Evergen is one step closer to achieving its ambitious goal of destroying 10 coal-fired power stations in 10 continents in the next three years, having raised $6 million to accelerate its growth.The business, founded in 2015 in a joint initiative by CSIRO and AMP Capital, has developed…


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How a Utility’s Counterintuitive Strategy Might Fuel a Greener Future

Patti Poppe, the head of a Michigan utility that serves 6.7 million people, wanted to get greener, faster. Four years ago, Consumers Energy relied on power plants that burn fossil fuels for 74% of its electricity—until staff realized the utility could nearly eliminate its dependence on coal and natural gas, thanks to the plunging costs…


The path to zero emissions is expensive – but not impossible

The path to zero emissions is expensive – but not impossible

At the same time, coal and LNG are among Australia’s biggest exports.Undeterred, Griffith says the path to zero emissions could be done through “electrifying” the household. That is, moving away from natural gas and combustion engines, aided by the rapid take-up of solar power, heat pumps, electric vehicles and batteries.It’s all existing technology, but the…



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Broke Iran Seizes 1,000 Crypto Rigs, Skips Bitcoin Mining Mosques

As sanctions imposed by the United States continue to bite reducing government revenues and widening the budget deficit, Iran has turned its ire to Bitcoin mining operations in the country that are mooching off the country’s heavily subsidized power.Bitcoin mining in Iran nearly as profitable as in ChinaAccording to Reuters, 1,000 bitcoin mining rigs have…





Three AI godfathers, two of them Canadian, selected for the ‘Nobel Prize of Computing’

Three AI godfathers, two of them Canadian, selected for the ‘Nobel Prize of Computing’

Three computer scientists who laid the foundations for many of the recent advances in artificial intelligence are being honoured with this year’s Turing Award, considered the field’s highest accolade.Geoff Hinton, an emeritus professor at the University of Toronto and a senior researcher at Alphabet Inc.’s Google Brain, Yann LeCun, a professor at New York University…


Carbon emissions hit a record high – INFORUM

Carbon emissions hit a record high – INFORUM

Carbon emissions from fossil fuel use hit a record last year after energy demand grew at its fastest pace in a decade, reflecting higher oil consumption in the U.S. and more coal burning in China and India. Those findings from the International Energy Agency mark a setback for the effort to rein in the pollution…