MIKE WATSON Last updated 15:42, July 20 2018 Forget what you think you know about hydrogen - it could be the fuel of the future. ANDY JACKSON/STUFF A truck thunders through New Plymouth - could it one day be run on hydrogen gas instead of diesel? Hydrogen - clean, green and coming to a neighbourhood near you.How soon is the unknown factor, but it's something New Plymouth-based hydrogen fuel start-up entrepreneur Andrew Clennett is keen to bring forward.While the highly-volatile gas may still carry a reputation from the Hindenburg airship disaster of 1937, Clennett says technology has moved forward in the intervening years and hydrogen could now be the saviour of a transportation industry heavily dependent on finite fossil fuels.Clennett's company, Hiringa Energy, is located in the front room of the 165-year-old pioneer settlers' cottage that he and his wife and business partner, Cathy, call home.READ MORE:Oh … [Read more...] about Could hydrogen turn Taranaki into the Norway of the Pacific?
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Nokia is synonymous with mobile phones, but the world-famous Finnish company was in fact started as a paper mill, on the banks of the Nokianvirta river over 100 years ago - hence the name. Paper is a typical bio-economic based production, using water and wood as prime resources. A Nokia phone was used when the world's first GSM call was made in 1991 and the company defined the mobile industry for over a decade. Nokia's tax revenues paid for a large share of Finland's generous social model, but Nokia lost its dominance and was sold to Microsoft in 2014. In that same year, Finland turned back to nature and launched a bioeconomy strategy to help create future jobs and wealth. The bioeconomy comprises those parts of the economy that use renewable biological resources from land and sea – such as crops, forests, fish, animals and micro-organisms – to produce food, materials and energy. "What are the big problems in the world? Lack of resources and lack of bio-diversity. So, … [Read more...] about [Magazine] Bioeconomy is a win-win strategy for Finland
Sachin Duggal looks pretty chipper for a man who works in three time zones simultaneously. After arriving in London from San Francisco at dawn this December morning, the entrepreneur attended a meeting for startups at the U.K. Treasury, then he communicated over Slack with his colleagues at a cloud-computing company he manages in Delhi. Now, ensconced at his usual table in the polished marble brasserie at the Arts Club in London’s Mayfair district, he’s taking a dinner break before he has to hop on a call with investors in California.Clad in a white T-shirt, jeans, and a hoodie, he looks out of place in a members-only establishment favored by gallery owners and international financiers. But Duggal, a British-born man of Indian descent who built and sold his first company (and made millions) before he was 30, enjoys geeking out amid the Champagne and chatter of the jet set. Sipping sparkling water as his two smartphones chirp with messages from afar, he warms to … [Read more...] about Turning Amazon’s Cloud Into a Hot Trade
To report corrections & clarifications, contact: Please indicate whether you're responding to content online or in the newspaper. The following corrections & clarifications have been published on stories produced by USA TODAY's newsroom: April 2018 News: A previous version of this story misstated Elliot Rodger's weapons. He used both a knife and a gun. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/31/masculinity-traditional-toxic-trump-mens-rights/99830694/ Video: A previous version of this video misstated the number of Americans living with unhealthful levels of pollution. https://www.usatoday.com/media/cinematic/video/33952141/8-of-americas-10-most-ozone-polluted-cities-are-in-this-state/ Opinion: Because of an editing error, a headline in an earlier version of this column incorrectly described Amy Wax's job status. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/04/20/black-students-law-school-amy-wax-column/510510002/ … [Read more...] about Corrections & Clarifications
California wants 5 million emission-free cars on the road by 2030. China, with a far larger population, wants 7 million electric vehicles by 2025. California has a cap-and-trade program to limit emissions from power plants, factories and fuel suppliers. China is launching a cap-and-trade system to lower fuel consumption and cut reliance on oil imports.While the liberal and authoritarian politics of California and China are a study in contrasts, both places are taking a top-down approach to combating climate change by forcing a shift in energy and transportation. China, in fact, has modeled its electric car mandate on California’s program, following years of collaboration between officials on opposite sides of the Pacific.“China has referenced and learned from California,” said Yunshi Wang, director of the China Center for Energy and Transportation at the University of California at Davis.California Governor Jerry Brown met in China … [Read more...] about How California Taught China to Sell Electric Cars