Month: December 2018

Digital Health’s Review of 2018 Part One: January to June

It’s been another bumper year for health IT, with the launch of NHS England’s LHCRE programme and a new health secretary promising to solve the interoperability puzzle – or so they claim. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence threatens to shake up the status quo now more than ever, with some companies – including Babylon Health – proving …

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BETO Surfs The New Wave Of Bio-Based Plastic From Algae

Agriculture Published on December 27th, 2018 | by Tina Casey December 27th, 2018 by Tina Casey  No, not the Beto from Texas, silly! BETO is the US Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. Earlier this year BETO dropped a cool $2 million in funding for a cutting edge algae plastic research project aimed at accelerating the …

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Tweets Superchargers Coming To 100% Of Europe In 2019

Cars Published on December 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley December 26th, 2018 by Steve Hanley  On the day after  Christmas, Elon Musk took to Twitter to spread good news about electric cars, the Tesla Model 3, and the Supercharger network. “Most people don’t know that the Tesla Supercharger network allows easy long distance travel …

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Microgrid Cybersecurity Tightens With Standards Adoption

Clean Power Published on December 26th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston December 26th, 2018 by Charles W. Thurston  Hackers targeting the electrical grid, your local utility, or the solar microgrid your home is linked into will have a harder time disrupting your electrons in the near future. Manufacturers of electronic equipment used in smart …

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Ørsted Receives 20-Year PPA Approval From Connecticut Regulators

Clean Power Published on December 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill December 26th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill  Ørsted US Offshore Wind announced last week that its 200 megawatt (MW) Revolution Wind offshore wind farm off the coast of Connecticut has received approval from State regulators for its 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with …

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Global Coal Demand Set To Remain Stable Through 2023 Despite 2018 Increase

Coal Published on December 26th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill December 26th, 2018 by Joshua S Hill  Despite the fact that global coal demand is expected to rise for a second year in a row in 2018, the International Energy Agency nevertheless believes that coal demand will remain somewhat net-stable through 2023 due primarily …

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New Study On Soil Carbon Capture Has Deniers In Rapture

Agriculture Published on December 26th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard December 26th, 2018 by Michael Barnard  The journal Soil Systems published a study, Non-Flat Earth Recalibrated for Terrain and Topsoil, in November of 2018. Deniers of various stripes are now claiming that this means that global warming isn’t a problem, naturally. It’s worth revisiting the status …

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Where Does Your State Get Its Electricity? The NYTimes Knows.

Clean Power Published on December 26th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley December 26th, 2018 by Steve Hanley  Using data provided by the US Energy Information Agency, the New York Times has created a graphic representation of how America generates electricity and compares today’s energy mix to what it was in 2001. The data shows the …

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