China taps wind energy to power heating systems for winters

China will subsidize wind energy generators that generate power for heating systems during winter at the local government level. On Friday, China said it would use wind energy in order to generate sufficient power for heating systems during bitterly cold winters. The development is aligned with China’s stated aim to slash carbon emissions from coal-burning…

Spotify drags Apple to court over abuse of its in-app purchase system

Apple’s unfair business practices had led Spotify to lodge a complaint with the EU’s antitrust regulators. In a potentially significant development, Spotify has filed a complaint with the European Commission against Apple saying Cupertino unfair business practices limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service. According to Spotify’s complaint, “Apple’s control of its App…

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power to expand into manufacturing of solar panels

ACWA Power’s plan has multiple sweet points given that it is aligned with Riyadh’s goal to diversify its economy and wean its economy away from just oil exports. In a development that places the development of power and water plants at the heart of Saudi Arabia’s bid to develop its renewable power industry, Riyadh-based ACWA…

Utility-scale batteries set to be a multi-billion dollars market by 2022

The nenewable energy market in the Asia Pacific region is to boom with utility-scale batteries replacing expensive power grids. In a strategic move, Japan’s JERA, is set to collaborate with a U.S.-German joint venture along with an Australian firm in order to develop battery projects in the Asia-Pacific region. The move targets a market expected…

Boeing wins $409 million contract to develop next-gen technologies

Boeing’s focus will be on developing thermal power and its corresponding control systems. The Pentagon has disclosed, Boeing Co has been awarded a a $409 million Air Force contract for developing next-generation thermal power and control systems as part of a government and industry joint effort to develop revolutionary and innovative technologies.