European Commission updates its EU industrial strategy

This week the European Commission updated the EU Industrial Strategy to ensure that its industrial ambition takes full account of the new circumstances following the COVID-19 crisis and helps to drive the transformation to a more sustainable, digital, resilient and globally competitive economy. It shows support for industrial sectors that are strategic to the European … Continue reading European Commission updates its EU industrial strategy

Bitcoin and other digital currencies come with astonishing environmental costs

The company’s stock market arrival establishes Bitcoin and other digital currencies in the traditional financial landscape. It also elevates a technology with astonishing environmental costs. Hiroko Tabuchi discusses the energy implications in an article on the New York Times website.   In Coinbase’s Rise, a Reminder: Cryptocurrencies Use Lots of Energy The stock market debut … Continue reading Bitcoin and other digital currencies come with astonishing environmental costs

New report highlights the benefits and challenges of digital technologies for renewable energy financing

The website Renews.biz provides a news item about a new report from DNV GL about the benefits and challenges of digital technologies for renewable energy financing. There are important findings that you should appreciate. Interestingly, “despite the hype around blockchain, 40% of finance industry respondents said they were not using the technology at all.”   … Continue reading New report highlights the benefits and challenges of digital technologies for renewable energy financing

Today’s cars are essentially smartphones with wheels

You should enjoy this article about the impact of digitalisation of our new vehicles.  Bill Hanvey explains is an article on The New York Times website. Interestingly vehicles collect a lot of unusual data. But who owns it?   Your Car Knows When You Gain Weight Cars produced today are essentially smartphones with wheels. For … Continue reading Today’s cars are essentially smartphones with wheels