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Top stories shaping your industry, week of Aug. 16

The most important stories on industrial digitalization from around the world in the past two weeks.

UK looks to low-carbon hydrogen: A new strategy released by the UK government defines an approach to developing a low-carbon hydrogen sector. The ambition is to reach 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.

European Commission proposes renewable energy directive revision: The revision would increase the overall binding target for renewable energy in the EU energy mix from the current 32% to 40%. 

“Green Gold Rush” continues: Countries are investing in alternative energy and technologies to reach net-zero goals and examine geopolitical consequences of a decarbonizing world

US Senate passes biggest infrastructure package in decades: The deal includes $1 trillion in spending on upgrading transportation, clean energy, power infrastructure, and broadband. 

Extreme weather puts pressure on industries and governments to accelerate climate actions: Heatwaves, drought, and floods have hit three continents this summer. Are our power grids prepared for these external threats? Also see the updated UN report on climate change that finds Earth is warming faster than previously thought.

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