A modest description of microgrids would mention their role in energy resilience. A National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) description might go further and describe microgrids as the cornerstone of future energy operations. In either case, integration comes first, which is why the Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) announced in 2020 that it would award $34
Donald Trump has suggested he may run for president again in 2024 – amid an angry attack on Joe Biden in his first major address since leaving the White House. The Republican used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in an apparent effort to cement his status as the party’s undisputed leader
The London-based private equity firm which owns NSO Group, a controversial spyware provider, has been hit by an internal bust-up between its partners that has cast doubt among investors about its future leadership. Sky News has learnt that Novalpina Capital, which was set up just four years ago, is embroiled in a dispute that will
The Brazil COVID-19 ‘variant of concern’ first detected in the city of Manaus has been discovered in the UK. Three cases of the new variant, known as P1, are understood to have been detected in England – and the Scottish government has said it has found three cases in the north of the country. The
American EV automaker Rivian released test footage of its R1T pickup in temperatures below freezing on the figid Minnesota – Ontario border. Rivian explains that its engineers bundled up and headed north to test and refine R1T vehicle dynamics and battery performance. Unfortunately for them, the tests were in a place where temperatures regularly drop
Welcome to Bloxburg Roblox Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and gaming app Roblox are both getting set to go public through a direct listing of their shares. They have something else in common that’s likely to prove very attractive to investors: Brand awareness. Both companies spend less than 10% of their net revenue on sales and marketing.
1:04 AM ET Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has inspired comparisons to legends such as Larry Bird and Magic Johnson less than 2½ seasons into his NBA career. Among active superstars, Doncic’s game might be most similar to that of perennial MVP candidate James Harden, who acknowledged Saturday night that he considers those comparisons legitimate.
More than 20 million people have had their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine in the UK, the health secretary has said. Matt Hancock offered his “huge thanks” to the team and called it a “magnificent achievement for the country”. In a video posted on Twitter he added: “I’m absolutely delighted that over 20 million
There are two ways of telling the Rishi Sunak story of the past 12 months. The widespread narrative is of a chancellor who was brought in to do the prime minister’s bidding but ended up out-performing his boss. In this tale, Mr Sunak’s competent response to the coronavirus pandemic, alongside eye-catching policies like “eat out
A new lockdown has been imposed across the West Bank as Palestinians face a fresh surge of coronavirus cases and a continued wait for a proper vaccine rollout. The Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh announced the 12-day shutdown late on Saturday and blamed it on the struggle to get vaccines delivered to the territory. In
Coronation Street actor Johnny Briggs, who played Mike Baldwin in the long-running soap, has died after a long illness his family has said. In a statement, his family said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father, Johnny Briggs. “He passed away peacefully this morning after a long illness, with
Police in Myanmar have fired tear gas, water cannons and stun grenades at pro-democracy protestors, killing at least four and leaving several wounded. Violence erupted in the major city Yangon when a woman died after police broke up a teachers’ protest with stun grenades, though the cause of her death might have been a heart
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has ruled out any chance of a speedier end to lockdown, telling Sky News the last thing the business needed was a “stop, start” return to normal life. Mr Sunak told Sophy Ridge on Sunday that the roadmap the prime minister has set out was the right “cautious but irreversible approach”. But
Welcome to China × Cleantech — January 2021 edition. Our China x Cleantech series covers top cleantech stories in China each month. Happy 牛 Year! I hope your Spring festival went well, Happy 牛 (NIU) Year. EV Sales China — 9.4% Plugin Vehicle Share In Another Record Month On the 28th of January, José Pontes reported on
US regulators have approved Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose COVID jab, enabling millions more Americans to be vaccinated and setting the vaccine up for additional approvals around the world. The J&J vaccine is the third authorised in the US following ones from Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, both of which require two doses. COVID-19 has claimed more than
Rail fares in England and Wales are going to rise above inflation for the first time in seven years – with the government accused of “pricing the railways out of existence”. Increases had been based on the Retail Price Index since January 2014, but this policy has been axed because of the “unprecedented taxpayer support”