Energy & Green Tech

The world's slow transition to cleaner energy

The transition towards cleaner energy has made progress but not quick enough to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius, as agreed in the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Business

China tightens political control of internet giants

The ruling Communist Party is tightening political control over China's internet giants and tapping their wealth to pay for its ambitions to reduce reliance on U.S. and European technology.

Business

US, EU seek to boost cooperation through tech

US and EU officials will hold two days of high-level meetings in Pittsburgh this week in an effort to repair relations damaged under the administration of Donald Trump and boost cooperation on technology issues.

Business

China's Alibaba promises $15.5B for development initiatives

E-commerce giant Alibaba Group said Friday it will spend $15.5 billion to support President Xi Jinping's campaign to spread China's prosperity more evenly, adding to pledges by tech companies that are under pressure to pay ...

Automotive

China's auto sales up 27% in 2021, but hurt by chip shortage

China's auto sales rose 27% in the first half of 2021 from a year earlier but still were below pre-pandemic levels, and production and sales fell in June due to global shortages of processor chips, an industry group reported ...

Energy & Green Tech

How shipping ports can become more sustainable

Marine shipping drives 90 percent of global trade, moving over 11 billion tons of containers, solid and liquid bulk cargo across the world's seas annually. Almost all consumer products we buy—or the raw materials required ...

Security

Warning over 'blind adoption' of AI and rights impact

People need stronger protection from the effects of artificial intelligence, the EU's rights agency argued in a report Monday, as one expert warned against the "blind adoption" of such technology.

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