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From governments modernizing their use of technology to creating innovative policies to manage our lives—this page covers the trends and news that will influence the future of governance.

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https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Energy/Japan-seeks-stoppage-of-100-inefficient-coal-plants-in-a-decade
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Nikkei Asia
TOKYO -- The Japanese government will urge the closure or suspension of about 100 low-efficiency coal-fired power plants in the country
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https://www.economist.com/britain/2020/01/28/britain-takes-a-third-way-on-5g-with-huawei
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The Economist
Despite America’s protests, the Chinese firm will be given a limited role in building new networks
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Through TaaS, consumers will be able to purchase excursions, kilometers, or experiences without maintaining a vehicle of their own.
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http://www.grunge.com/57222/futuristic-cities-already-built/
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Grunge
These cities provide a snapshot of what our future will have in store for us.
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Proponents of seasteading claim they are re-inventing society but critics think they’re just evading taxes.
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As more people start using interconnected devices in their homes and work, what are the risks involved?
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http://www.eco-business.com/opinion/who-needs-cars-smart-mobility-can-make-cities-sustainable/
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Eco Business
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Since solar power is still inaccessible to vast segments of the US population, community solar is providing solutions to fill gaps in the market.
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https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/grand-design-chinas-new-trade-routes
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Stratfor
The strategy behind the Belt and Road Initiative is to diversify transit lines, thereby mitigating China's vulnerability to external economic disruption and reinvigorating China's slowing economy. China's ideal would be to link its inland cities to global markets with a diversified network of transit routes and energy pipelines, many of which would take inland routes and serve as alternatives to e
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https://qz.com/africa/1378556/cheap-batteries-may-allow-africa-to-abandon-the-grid/
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Quartz
What the future looks like when it's cheaper to power your own home—and not rely on electrical grid systems.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RftqoygXXHk
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Vox
It’s mostly about economic development. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Starting in the late 20th century, modern streetcar proposals started ...
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-windpower/sun-wind-and-water-africas-renewable-energy-set-to-soar-by-2022-idUSKBN1DF1T8
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Reuters
Strong demand is set to give a huge boost to renewable energy growth in Sub-Sahara Africa over the next five years, driving cumulative capacity up more than 70 percent, a senior international energy official said on Wednesday.
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https://themalaysianreserve.com/2020/01/08/next-gen-vehicle-testing-facilities-by-2023/
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The Malaysian Reserve
MALAYSIA will have its next-generation vehicle (NxGV) testing facilities by 2023 in the first phase of the National Automotive Policy (NAP) 2019.The Malaysia Automotive, Robotic and IoT Institute (MARii) and China Automotive Technology and Research Centre Co Ltd (CATARC) will collaborate for the establishment of a full-fledged NxGV test centre in the country to enhance capabilities in the developm
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/07/opinion/xi-trump-trade-war-china-leadership.html
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NY Times
China wasn’t ready for the trade war with the United States.
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https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/aug/04/skyscrapers-british-cities-manchester-angel-meadows-norwich-anglia-square-bristol-redcliff-quarter
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The Guardian
Councils are under pressure to build higher, but campaigners say new towers will ruin historic skylines
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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/climate/seawalls-cities-cost-climate-change.html
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New York Times
As the dangers and costs of climate change rise, policymakers are facing painful choices about how to decide which communities to protect.
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https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-08-12/soviet-collapse-echoes-in-china-s-belt-and-road-investment
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Bloomberg
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https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/air-france-to-retire-a380-by-2022/133724.article
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Flight Global
Air France will retire its Airbus A380 fleet by 2022 and is studying options to replace the double-deck type with twinjets.
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https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/mexicos-president-elect-continues-refine-his-energy-policies
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Stratfor
The president-elect won't unduly exert himself to fulfill all of his campaign promises to overturn Mexico's contentious energy reforms, but he might still cause investors to fret.
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https://www.reuters.com/article/pakistan-nuclearpower/pakistan-plans-to-build-several-new-nuclear-reactors-official-idUSL8N1N668Q
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Reuters
* Pakistan ready to award contract for eighth nuclear reactor
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https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/08/construction-starts-on-220-megawatt-solar-park-in-mexico.html
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CNBC
The project is located in the Mexican state of Tlaxcala.
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https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/sep/16/act-plans-far-reaching-electrification-reduce-emissions-canberra
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The Guardian
Territory government says it will phase out natural gas and pursue electrification of buses and private cars