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  • [New] China's proposal to continue increasing its coal power capacity through 2035 is not compatible with the steep and rapid reductions needed in coal power generation to limit the rise in global average temperature to well below 2 °C. updates-and-articles
  • [New] Victoria will not support capacity payments to existing coal and gas generators that would slow the transition to renewable energy. reneweconomy
  • [New] The United Nations General Assembly begins its high-level general debate next week, during which heads of state are expected to address current crises facing the organization and its member nations, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and the situation in Afghanistan. Pew Research Center
  • [New] Most of the private companies that have entered the fusion game are working towards energy breakeven this decade, with the intention of generating electricity in the 2030s. Science|Business
  • [New] In total, Amp Power expects the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia to total up to 1.3 6GW of generation and 540 MW of battery storage. reneweconomy
  • [New] Advancements in touch-screen mobile devices coupled with communication-based applications are expected to reshape the global speech generating devices market. Journal of Cyber Policy
  • [New] Proposed FTA between India and the UK is expected to unlock extraordinary business opportunities and generate jobs. ETRetail
  • [New] In NSW, the gulf in first dose rates between NDIS participants and the general population - about 14 percentage points - has prompted fears many NDIS participants will still be unvaccinated when NSW reopens. The Guardian
  • [New] To prepare for the next generation of technology, UIC, the international union of railways, designed the Future Railway Mobile Communications System, which is expected to be launched in 2025, and will replace the existing standard, the Global System for Mobile Communications - Railway. Inside Towers
  • [New] Australia has the world's largest deposits of uranium; nuclear energy generation is projected to increase in some markets in the coming decades. Reserve Bank of Australia
  • [New] As Duke Energy adds more renewable energy to its fleet, it will continue to build a diverse generation mix and stronger grid, so its electricity is affordable, reliable and increasingly clean. CSR Wire
  • [New] Search engine giant Google will not be refused a leadership position in powering the next generation of the world wide web, supercharged by blockchain. Forbes
  • [New] Full recovery from the initial shock of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association is not expected until 2024, with state and local tax revenues generated by hotels recovering earlier, albeit in 2023. Hospitality Net
  • [New] Celebrity applications of voice clones are likely to be the most prominent in the next few years, with companies hoping the famous will want to boost their income with minimal effort by cloning and renting out their voices. The Verge
  • [New] The overwhelming majority of today's graduate pool come from Generation Z and will do so for the next decade at least. Fast Company
  • [New] The three phases of the Dogger Bank wind farm will be powered by Haliade-X and will have a combined generation capacity of 3.6 GW, enough to power six million UK homes. The Maritime Executive
  • [New] Domestic sequencing capacity has been enhanced in 2021 and will continue to increase over the coming months, enabling a higher number of PCR positive cases to undergo whole genome sequencing, improving the detection of variants. UK Government
  • [New] Natural Asset Companies, or NACs, will list and trade on the NYSE, creating a new market whose assets generate trillions of dollars in ecosystem services annually. The Rockefeller Foundation
  • [New] With the MDA amendment coming into effect, the ArcelorMittal Liberia will significantly ramp up production of premium iron ore, generating significant new jobs and wider economic benefits for Liberia.
  • [New] The United States and China have brokered an agreement that will effectively block Myanmar's military rulers from addressing the United Nations' General Assembly next week. Foreign Policy
  • [New] The higher capacity factors and timing of peak electricity generation of offshore wind could bolster reliability, as well as potentially reduce 4.73 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents by 2040. Utility Dive
  • [New] Jihadis around the world celebrated the Taliban's victory, raising the prospect that Afghanistan will attract the next generation of terrorists. Foreign Affairs Magazine

Last updated: 19 September 2021