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Global e-waste has risen 21% in five years, says UN

Envirotec Magazine

million metric tonnes (Mt) of electronic waste was generated worldwide in 2019, up 21 per cent in just five years, according to the UN’s Global E-waste Monitor 2020. According to the report, Asia generated the greatest volume of e-waste in 2019, some 24.9 Mt) and Europe (12 Mt), while Africa and Oceania generated 2.9

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Counting the microns

Envirotec Magazine

The report is said to be based upon a worldwide monitoring network of more than 30,000 stations. have reduced in Europe and North America in this period, while levels have increased in Southern Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and the Caribbean. concentrations were distributed in the regions of Eastern Asia (50.0

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The widespread impact of ransomware in the Asia Pacific

Smart Energy International

Some 80% of organisations in the Asia Pacific were affected by ransomware attacks in 2021 with 51% paying the ransom, according to the Global State of Industrial Cybersecurity 2021: Resilience Amid Disruption report released by Claroty. Cybersecurity guidance for distributed energy resources Ransomware – how secure are your protection relays?

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Smart Energy Finances: Growth financing for AI-based network resilience

Smart Energy International

This week’s Smart Energy Finances looks at an investment round for Neara, an Australian company that has developed a platform that uses AI to help utilities design networks, enhance wildfire and vegetation management programmes and bring renewable projects online faster. million) for Shanghai Electric Energy Storage Technology.

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UL releases HOMER Front to optimise utility-scale storage assets

Smart Energy International

UL, renewable energy modelling software developer, announced the release of HOMER Front. The licensable web-based software platform will enable designing and optimising of complex utility-scale energy storage systems (ESS) — whether standalone or in combination with solar or wind energy.

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Technology Trending: Space data, building integrated PV glass, student fusion device

Smart Energy International

Accenture invests in space data for all Utilities and others in the energy sector are increasingly turning to data secured in space to advance operations such as infrastructure development and vegetation management. Have you read? The company boasts a 17.9%

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Building the Digital Energy Retailer: Lessons From IDC’s Worldwide Utilities 2020 Predictions

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For IDC Energy Insights, this effort rests on an analyst team that stretches from Europe to Asia, Oceania and North America. With customer expectations largely formed by digital-native, customer-centric brands from outside the energy industry, it’s imperative that utilities deliver an experience that measures up.