The Dazzling History of Solar Power

Once fringe and futuristic, this renewable energy shines brightly today as a cheap and efficient source of energy. Still, it remains controversial ­— for many different reasons.   By Adam Levy Atmospheric physicist     How can we shine a light on the future of an invention? If a novel technology really is novel, how can [...]

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Carbon EmissionEnvironment

The Danger Lurking in an African Lake

Kivu is no ordinary lake, with dense depths packed with methane and carbon dioxide gas. Its features hold aquatic puzzles, explosive hazards, and the capacity to provide valuable energy.   By John Wenz digital producer at Knowable Magazine     Lake Kivu is one of Africa’s strangest bodies of water. An unusual set of properties make [...]

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Carbon EmissionEnvironment

The Danger Lurking in an African Lake

Kivu is no ordinary lake, with dense depths packed with methane and carbon dioxide gas. Its features hold aquatic puzzles, explosive hazards, and the capacity to provide valuable energy.   By John Wenz digital producer at Knowable Magazine     Lake Kivu is one of Africa’s strangest bodies of water. An unusual set of properties make [...]

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Why Doesn’t International Trade Data Add Up?

Trade statistics may be accurate. But if you don't know which trade statistics are the most accurate, then this article is for you. We will discuss the reasons why there is so much discrepancy between different sources and what you can do about it. [...]

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Transforming Procurement with B2B Marketplaces

Procurement has been largely unchanged for years, but that's changing. B2B marketplaces are making it easier for buyers to find the best products and services. Buyer expectations are changing, and procurement is changing with them. [...]

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Omnichannel in B2B sales: The new normal

Is Omnichannel the future of B2B sales? If you answered yes, you are not alone. The new analysis makes it clear: Omnichannel is here to stay for B2B sales. [...]

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Air Pollution: an overlooked but critical factor in solar power plants mini-grid development

As the world is ramping up Its solar power plant installation base, air pollution is often overlooked during the design phase. Ms. Noor writes about how air pollution affects solar power plants’ efficiency and ways to tackle this issue.   By Noor Titan Putri Hartono Postdoctoral associate at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)   [...]

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Carbon tax could be one solution for Indonesia to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs)

The Indonesian government would like to set up a carbon tax and encourage companies to invest in technologies that reduce carbon emissions to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs). [...]

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China’s ‘sponge cities’ aim to re-use 70% of rainwater – Here’s How

China’s “sponge cities initiative” aims to arrest rainwater through the use of permeable surfaces and green infrastructures and reuse around 70% of the water.   By Asit K. Biswas Distinguished Visiting Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore By Kris Hartley Lecturer in City and Regional Planning, Cornell University   [...]

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Is freelancing the future of employment?

Freelancing is hardly the glamorous, coffee-fueled industry shown on TV. In OECD countries, most gig workers are in the service sector [...]

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Biofuel breakthroughs bring ‘negative emissions’ a step closer

In this article we will see how biofuel helps reduce greenhouse gases, what are negative emissions and how can we achieve them. [...]

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Solar energy can be a mainstay of Indonesia to provide electricity for remote areas – Here’s How

All you need to know about Indonesia's Solar Energy plan to provide electricity for remote areas, What are the challenges and the solutions to take advantage of opportunities from Abundant sunlight. [...]

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The story of world’s most important company, and its founder, Morris Chang.

In 1983, Morris Chang, a 52-year-old senior executive at Texas Instruments was snubbed for the company's top job. He resigned and went on to build the strategically most important company in the world, TSMC. This is his story- [...]

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The murky business of World Bank’s ‘Doing Business Report’​

The World Bank discontinued its Doing Business Report after data irregularities were reported in an ethics review of Doing Business 2018 and 2020. Find out how what the Doing Business Project was, how it worked, and what went wrong! [...]

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A major breakthrough in nuclear fusion has brought us a step closer to ‘infinite’ energy

A US laboratory has announced an exciting new leap forward in nuclear fusion, but it may be several decades before we see this form of energy come to fruition [...]

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The coal price has skyrocketed in 2021 – what does it mean for net zero?

At the bottom of our carbon fears is a big black problem as the coal price has skyrocketed past (170 US$/Metric tonne) in 2021. [...]

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Lasting Impact of Covid-19 on B2B Selling Models

Everything you need to know about how Covid-19 impacted B2B markets, how global sales leaders responding to it, and how B2B sales model and B2B sales operations will look significantly different in the future than they were before the pandemic. [...]

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The Difference Between Economic Growth and Development & How To Measure Them

What is Economic Growth? What is Development? How do they differ and what are the parameters to measure them? [...]

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Demonstration of Bangladesh Economic Emergence in South Asia by Bailing out Sri Lanka

Amid the days of pandemic induced global economic suffering, Bangladesh economic emergence has now increased from $2,064 to $2,227 [...]

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International Trade Profile of Indonesia

All you need to know about the international trade profile of Indonesia, Top trading partners, Top commodities of Indonesian import and export, Indonesia's trade surplus and the trade deficit with other countries, and more. [...]

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Has Global Income Inequality Increased in the Last 100 Years?

Over the last 100 years there has been vital reformation in global income distribution which shows that we are heading towards ending global income inequality in the near future. [...]

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EnergySustainability

The Irony Of Solving Global Energy Poverty

The basic development of nations and human beings has been driven by fossil fuel fired energy since the industrial revolution. Resultant side effects have been catastrophic. Climate change is wreaking havoc across the globe, be it recent spates of floods, or ravaging fires, or the simple fact that our cities are unfit to live anymore. [...]

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785 Million People Don’t Have Access To Safe Drinking Water in 2021

Human beings can survive three weeks without food, but they cannot survive for even 3 to 4 days without water. Clean water is a necessity of life, but the percentage of clean water available to us is drastically dropping day by day due to its contamination. [...]

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International Trade Profile of India 2021

All you need to know about the international trade of India, Top trading partners, Top commodities of Indian import and export, Indian trade surplus and the trade deficit with other countries, and more. [...]

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Is India Ready For Tesla ?

Tesla, the world’s leading producer of EVs has announced its intentions to enter India. But experts seem to believe that there is more hype than what reality might offer. [...]

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Rise of China as an economic neo-colonial power, and the case of India being one of the colonies.

China today is the largest trading partner for over 100 countries. And, it’s not a mere coincidence. Their policies have helped them to overtake and lords over global trade as an undisputed king.   By Aks Kuldeep Singh   What is neo-colonialism? Colonialism is when one power or one set of people controls another power [...]

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“Dirty Thirty” of the Coal industry investments in coal goes beyond $1 Trillion in 2021

A look at the Coal Industry, its financiers, and how even after the Paris agreement investments in Coal Industry investments have not slowed.   By Aks Kuldeep Singh   Large conglomerates have continued to finance coal even after the Paris agreement. The reason is that coal is a cheap source of energy. Commercial banks are [...]

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How man-made decisions made Jakarta the fastest Sinking City in the world

Global supply chain interruptions, closed borders, and trade conflicts raise the specter of nations turning inward and disconnecting from one another. But Princeton’s Harold James thinks Covid-19 may well push us all closer. [...]

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Everything you need to know about the role of Hydrogen as the future of Fuel

by Michel Noussan Pier Paolo Raimondi Rossana Scita Manfred Hafner Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Corso Magenta 63, 20123 Milano, Italy   Abstract Hydrogen is currently enjoying a renewed and widespread momentum in many national and international climate strategies. This review paper is focused on analyzing the challenges and opportunities that are related to green and [...]

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2 Charts Proving That Productivity Drives Nations Economic Growth

  “Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.” Franz Kafka, writer   Productivity of Nations – Output over time This visualization shows global labor productivity per hour. Switching to the map view shows the large differences between countries.   The growth rate of real GDP per employed person [...]

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Burgernomics – The Big Mac Index

A look at the Big Mac Index and what $50 worth of Big Mac's look like in different countries. [...]

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Renewable Energy: Common Myths Debunked

Common assumptions about the green energy transition are fast becoming outdated. This new energy system, which is already being built, will benefit the planet and future generations – and the sooner we lay the myths to rest, the better. [...]

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AmazonGlobalisationSuccess Stories

How Bezos and Amazon changed the retail world

Today, Amazon is the third-most valuable U.S. company with a market cap of around US$1.7 trillion, greater than the GDP of all but a dozen or so countries. [...]

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Is China the New Champion of Globalization?

Can China credibly profess the virtues of globalization to achieve harmony and balance in an international system if it doesn’t adhere to international law? [...]

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Climate Change: Let’s Make Peace With Our Planet in 2021

Even if we declare a truce today and start to live more sustainably, it will take decades, if not centuries, for Earth to recover. [...]

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The 4 Trillion Economic Cost Of Not Vaccinating The Entire World

If, by end 2021, wealthier nations are fully vaccinated & developing countries manage to vaccinate only half of their populations, the global economic loss would amount to US$4 trillion. [...]

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How the Globalisation started almost 1,000 years ago!

The allure of novel goods led to 1,000 years of trade and interactions among people from different places, in what is now known as globalization [...]

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Indonesia can earn US$14 billion from e-waste in 2040

Potential of e-waste recycling in Indonesia, the fourth-most-populous country and one of the largest electronics consumers in the world. [...]

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Winners in post Covid-19 world economy & rise of Globalisation 4.0

A look at changes in Global Value Chains in post Covid-19 economic landscape and birth of Globalisation 4.0. Which countries could be potential winners, and what could prevent them in doing so. [...]

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The quickening pace of global metabolism

Closed borders, trade conflicts and supply-chain problems raise the specter of nations turning inward and disconnecting from one another. [...]

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How Covid-19 pandemic could globalize the economy even more, not less!

Global supply chain interruptions, closed borders, and trade conflicts raise the specter of nations turning inward and disconnecting from one another. But Princeton’s Harold James thinks Covid-19 may well push us all closer. [...]

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