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WHAT'S NEXT?: Donald Trump's surprise win in the Presidential election mean the world and America can expect prolonged uncertainty as new domestic policies are put in place, different international relationships formed and attitudes change towards current friends and rivals.

  • [New] Financial think tank Carbon Tracker said that most of the gas plants that are planned or under construction in Europe and the US will never break even. Daily Mail
  • [New] The global augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality (MR) market is forecast to reach 30.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2021, rising to close to 300 billion U.S. dollars by 2024. GAVS TECHNOLOGIES
  • [New] The Amsterdam - based men's and women's fashion brand Scotch & Soda said it plans to open 15 brick-and-mortar stores and seven shop-in-shops by the end of the year in Europe, Asia-Pacific, North America, and the Middle East. Chain Store Age
  • [New] Scenarios for using 5G technologies for the urban economy and the needs of the Moscow authorities will soon be worked up in the pilot zones. GAVS TECHNOLOGIES
  • [New] By 2050, buildings will need to be almost completely decarbonised, by making use of a combination of technologies to minimise their carbon emissions and maximise their energy performance. UK Government
  • [New] Decisions in 2026 around hydrogen's role in providing heat in buildings will have a substantial impact on relative hydrogen and electricity demands - Figure 14 shows a scenario where hydrogen is not used to heat buildings, which is predominantly decarbonised via electrification through heat pumps. UK Government
  • [New] Hydrogen production is expected to establish in the 2020s before a significant ramp up in the early 2030s, using a range of production methods to meet demand. UK Government
  • [New] The new Bitcoin ETF will not hold any actual Bitcoins but will rather model the price of Bitcoin using futures contracts and other short-term financial instruments. CNet
  • [New] North America and Europe are expected to see steady growth during the forecast period due to strong demand from the processed meat and poultry industry. Market Data Forecast
  • [New] With global use of all fossil fuels (Coal, O & G) needing to halve by 2050, IPR's conclusions underpins the IEA's 1.5 C Net Zero scenario which says no new investment is needed, anywhere, in new fossil fuels. PRI
  • [New] A wider military conflict involving the United States and threatening a full-scale war between America and China is another matter. Carnegie Moscow Center
  • [New] The U.S. investment - part of a previously announced $13.5 billion program globally by the automaker for battery development and production - will include a $1.29 billion lithium ion battery plant, built in partnership with Toyota Tsusho, that will begin producing batteries by 2025. Automotive News
  • [New] Federal legislation has usually channeled funding to the largest cities or through states, but industrial legacy cities throughout the U.S. will require an approach that reaches small and resource-challenged cities. Boston University
  • [New] The batteries produced will be supplied to Stellantis' assembly plants in the United States, Canada and Mexico for installation in hybrid and full-electric vehicles, to support its goal of having more than 40% of its U.S. sales as electric by 2030. Automotive News Europe
  • [New] The U.S. investment includes building a $1.3 billion factory that's expected to employ 1,750 people and creating a new unit with affiliated materials and trading company Toyota Tsusho that will begin production by 2025. Forbes
  • [New] Perhaps China's rival claimants could form an ASEAN subcommittee to deal with China while the larger organization tries to fend off the US. Asia Times
  • [New] The United States is closely watching China's military modernization program to assess the possible risks posed to it by its increasingly assertive strategic competitor. Al Arabiya English
  • [New] The United States is closely watching China's military modernisation programme to assess the possible risks posed to it by its increasingly assertive strategic competitor. Reuters
  • [New] The FPS anticipates rapid changes in the food and land systems, often overlooked in climate scenarios, that will see land use becoming a net carbon sink within 30 years as the world reaches 'peak meat' consumption in 2030. E&T
  • [New] Financial think tank Carbon Tracker argues that most gas plants that are planned or under construction in Europe and the US will never break even. CityAM
  • [New] Toyota Motor North America announced it will spend $1.3 billion, part of a larger $3.4 billion, nine-year investment plan, to set up a U.S. lithium-ion-battery plant to supply U.S.-market hybrid and electric vehicles. Car and Driver

Last updated: 20 October 2021