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Tom Raftery's newsletter - Issue #16

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Wow - it has been a whirlwind week of news here in Europe. I avoided any Brexit related stories in la
 

Tom Raftery

July 1 · Issue #16 · View online
Tom Raftery's weekly newsletter - with stories from the worlds of IoT, Energy, and cleantech

Wow - it has been a whirlwind week of news here in Europe. I avoided any Brexit related stories in last week’s newsletter, but this week I included one in the climate section, just to balance the bad news from Britain with some good news :)

The Internet of Things (IoT)
When I first heard about a connected hearing aid, I have to admit, I thought this was a bit of a gimmick, but on reading this short piece, I can definitely see how it would be very useful
A connected hearing aid is an Internet of Things device I can get behind
Here you have my latest report on the Internet of Things - and what it means for industry, and the evolution of the Smart Home
Is the IoT hype justified? Will it change everything, or is it a passing fad?
Energy
Bloomberg have a very interesting analysis of Tesla’s bid for SolarCity - well worth a read
‘Tesla Solar’ Wants to Be the Apple Store for Electricity
Which is timely given Bloomberg’s predictions on the future of solar (spoiler alert - it has a bright future (pun intended!))
Solar Power to Grow Sixfold as Sun Becoming Cheapest Resource
CleanTech/Misc
On the transportation front, Sweden is trialling a way of charging hybrid trucks as they drive
Sweden opens world’s first electric highway for trucks
And speaking of the move to electric vehicles, Volvo are now saying that their current range of internal combustion cars will be their last. From here on out, their cars will be electric.
Climate
Some good news from the UK on the climate front in two stories - in the first, the Brexit, if it happens, need not be bad news for the environment, despite much speculation to the contrary
Don't panic, Brexit doesn't have to spell gloom for the environment
And lastly for this week, some more good news from the UK (boy is it needed!), the Uk has set itself some ambitious targets for the climate for 2030
UK sets ambitious new 2030s carbon target
Finally
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