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How Green Is Your Software?

October 11, 2020 | software | No Comments

Illustration by Ricardo Tomás

Without doubt, software is the backbone of virtually all the intelligent solutions designed to support the environment. It’s critical, for example, in efforts to tackle deforestation and reduce emissions. In many instances, however, software is also part and parcel of a rapidly growing carbon footprint. In fact, recent and proliferating digital technologies have begun to worsen many of the environmental problems they are aimed at solving. But companies can make software an integral part of their sustainability efforts by taking its carbon footprint into account in the way it is designed, developed, and deployed and by rethinking some aspects of how the data centers that provide cloud-based services operate.

Let’s be clear: On its own, software doesn’t consume energy or emit any harmful discharge. The problem lies in the way software is developed for use — and then in the way it is used. Software runs

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KEY POINTS

  • Global energy investment topped $2 trillion last year and the International Energy Agency estimates that China needs to add the equivalent of today’s U.S. power system to its electricity infrastructure by 2040, while India needs the equivalent of the European Union’s.
  • Average American household power interruptions totaled six hours in 2018, according to the latest U.S. Energy Information Administration statistics, up threefold from 2013 when reliability data was first collected.
  • Policymakers and business leaders will need to ensure their responses to the dawning AI revolution are smart, practical and, most importantly, ethical. 

The devastation wrought by wildfires along the U.S. west coast in recent days has exposed a fundamental flaw in the adoption of green energy: without digital innovation to create smart grids, clean energy is a green illusion.

Across the globe, hundreds of billions of dollars are being spent each year on wind and solar power projects

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President Donald Trump released a video message on Twitter on Thursday discussing his health and the treatment he received following his COVID-19 diagnosis.

In the video, Trump stands in the White House grounds. There was immediate speculation that the president was not in fact outside but had used a green screen to produce a false background.

The Claim:

Social media users raised the question of a green screen once Trump tweeted his video yesterday. The claim soon gained traction on Twitter and some prominent people began asking the question. Apparent distortions in the video, like the shadows and the background appearing to be on a loop, prompted the comments.

“I think it’s pretty clearly a green screen. The sharpness of the outline and the lighting. Also it’s a very long way to bring a sick president to shoot something when you have the Rose Garden,” wrote MSNBC host Chris Hayes.

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LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC HSBA.L will target net zero carbon emissions across its entire customer base by 2050 at the latest, and provide between $750 billion and $1 trillion in financing to help clients make the transition, its Chief Executive Noel Quinn told Reuters.

FILE PHOTO: HSBC logo is seen on a branch bank in the financial district in New York, U.S., August 7, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

In the strongest statement by Europe’s biggest bank on climate change to date, its CEO outlined HSBC’s ambitions to align its activities with the Paris Agreement.

“COVID has been a wake-up call to us all, including me personally, we have seen how fragile the global economy is to a major event, in this case a health event, and it brings home the reality of what a major climate event could do,” Quinn told Reuters in a video interview.

HSBC aims to achieve net

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By Lawrence White, Sinead Cruise and Simon Jessop

LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC <HSBA.L> will target net zero carbon emissions across its entire customer base by 2050 at the latest, and provide between $750 billion and $1 trillion in financing to help clients make the transition, its Chief Executive Noel Quinn told Reuters.

In the strongest statement by Europe’s biggest bank on climate change to date, its CEO outlined HSBC’s ambitions to align its activities with the Paris Agreement.

“COVID has been a wake-up call to us all, including me personally, we have seen how fragile the global economy is to a major event, in this case a health event, and it brings home the reality of what a major climate event could do,” Quinn told Reuters in a video interview.

HSBC aims to achieve net zero in its own operations by 2030, he added.

While other UK banks such as

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Autopilot grows smarter.


Tesla

Tesla continues to tweak and update its Autopilot system, likely in preparation for a Full-Self Driving beta set to launch in about a month, according to CEO Elon Musk. The latest update adds the capability for Tesla vehicles to automatically drive through green lights without a lead car.

According to the Tesla release notes, the vehicle will not require “explicit drive confirmation” to move through an intersection when a traffic light turns green. Before this update, drivers needed to give the car permission to proceed with a stalk push or a tap of the accelerator anytime they used Autopilot on city streets. Autopilot also always relied on a car in front of the Tesla to indicate when it was safe to start accelerating. All of these functions require Tesla owners to purchase the Full-Self Driving upgrade package, and no, it does not make any

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MILWAUKEE – September 24, 2020 – ( Newswire.com )

Recently launched website Green EV Movement takes on the challenge of providing the most up-to-date information on everything happening in the electric vehicles world. Not only does it cover EV information but also information on:

  • Hybrids
  • Alternate fuels
  • Sustainable development
  • Fuel Cell electric vehicles
  • Micro-grids
  • Sustainable living

Electric vehicles are starting to become more accessible throughout the country. They are the environmentally friendly choice that eliminates the use of fuel that pollutes the air. Using electric motors operating from battery power, people can travel anywhere, and when it needs to be recharged, simply charge it at a charging station or fill it up at a hydrogen fueling station almost like normal gasoline.

​Popular brands such as Tesla, Toyota, Honda. Nikola, and Nio 

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Green Technology

May 4, 2020 | technology | No Comments

Green Technology (greentech) also known as environmental technology (envirotech) and clean technology (cleantech) is the integration of modern technology and environmental science to better preserve the global environment and its natural resources and to mitigate the negative effects of human activity on the planet. Greentech is centered on sustainable development. It is a realm of new innovations that aim to make changes in everyday living. It can be considered to still be in its developmental stages and is still crawling its way into the market dominated by products and services that do not take the environment into consideration when trying to provide for the consumer’s wants and needs. Growing awareness of the dire state the planet is in however have caused the delegation of massive resources to the research and development of cleaner technologies which raises hope for great advancements on the said field.

Aims of Green Technology

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