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As the world begins to move away from petrol and diesel-power cars, there are questions over how the metals needed for batteries in electric vehicles will be sourced. One possibility is to mine the deep ocean floor. A number of companies are lining up to exploit the minerals found there, but campaigners warn it could...
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Source: https://www.thestar.com/news/atkinsonseries/2021/01/13/smart-city-megaprojects-get-a-lot-of-hype-so-why-do-so-many-turn-out-to-be-expensive-disappointments.html By John Lorinc Atkinson Fellow Wed., Jan. 13, 2021 A languishing brownfield site. A developer’s visions of castles in the sky. Corporate partnerships to build cutting-edge smart city infrastructure. And the promise of luring tech giants prepared to invest billions. The hype could have easily described Sidewalk Labs’ now aborted Toronto venture, but this story...
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Photo: iStockphotoEskom’s six-unit coal-fired Medupi power plant, which has taken more than a decade to build and is undergoing boiler modifications to fix engineering errors. A legacy of deferred maintenance, mismanagement, and massive debt for underperforming power plants built by South African utility Eskom may be tough to overcome 04 Aug 2020 By David Wagman Optimists...
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