January 22 2020

Robots Are Sorting Plastic Waste Better Than Humans

Robots are performing complex quality control tasks at waste management facilities that are usually done by humans - making 2,000 picks an hour, while humans make 800.

January 21 2020

Top Five Emerging Markets for Clean Energy Investment

For the first time since BloombergNEF began the Climatescope survey, India tops the rankings. The Asian nation is followed in the top five by Chile, Brazil, China and Kenya.

January 16 2020

Energy, Vehicles, Sustainability – 10 Predictions for 2020

BloombergNEF's 10 predictions for what the year 2020 will bring for the low-carbon transition in energy, transport, commodities and sustainability.

January 7 2020

Bullard: 10 Charts That Can Help Predict the Year Ahead

Bullard picks his 10 favorite charts of 2019. Each one represents a data set that will update in 2020, and in so doing tell us something about the trajectories of energy, transportation, climate and technology.

January 7 2020

AI Could Supercharge Corporate Sustainability with New Applications

Two of the biggest challenges in improving a carbon footprint are determining its size in the first place – and analyzing the actions that might significantly impact it. The more data available, the more an individual or a corporation can make a plan and quantify the likely impact.

December 9 2019

Where Next For China’s Technology Policy? Creating the Industrial Internet

The Chinese government is throwing some economic weight behind its Internet Plus and Made in China 2025 strategy launched in 2015.

November 8 2019

Volvo to Use Blockchain to Ethically Source its Cobalt

Volvo Car has entered into an agreement with CATL and LG Chem to implement traceability of its cobalt after a successful blockchain pilot.

November 5 2019

China invests $29 billion to beat U.S. semiconductors

China introduced a $29 billion state-backed fund to build its own domestic semiconductor industry. 

October 28 2019

Uber Beats Lyft in San Francisco’s E-scooter Permit Battle

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's (SFMTA) latest issuance of permits for shared e-scooters brought good news for Uber at the expense of Lyft. Uber's JUMP subsidiary and its partner Lime, both received permits valid for one year starting from October 15.

October 28 2019

Will the Real Lithium Demand Please Stand Up? Challenging the 1Mt-by-2025 Orthodoxy

Lithium prices have halved since 4Q 2017, driven by perceptions of oversupply in the market and, as a result, major producers are pulling back and re-assessing expansion plans. This boom-bust cycle is not healthy

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