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Sustainability and Green IT Services News for Technology Partners: 27 December 2023

December 27, 2023 by Joe Panettieri

Here is today’s sustainability news, research and analysis for technology partners; renewable energy and green IT service providers; management consultants; CIOs; chief sustainability officers (CSOs) and c-suite members.

A. Sustainable Technology, Talent, Partnerships and Green IT Alliances

1. Renewable Energy - IT Services and Software Partnership: Enerjisa Üretim -- a renewable energy power company in Istanbul, Turkey -- will leverage Senkron.Energy's digital services and Microsoft technologies for AI-powered renewable power generation.

2. Electric Cars (EVs) - Unit Sales: BYD of China has overtaken Tesla s the world's most popular EV maker, Bloomberg reported.

3. AI Device: iPhone and Apple Watch design chief Tang Tan will leave Apple in February 2024 to work on an AI hardware project with Jony Ive and Sam Altman, Bloomberg reported.

4. CES - Home AI Robot: LG Electronics will unveil a smart home Artificial Intelligence (AI) agent at CES 2024. LG's smart home robot can "move, learn, comprehend and engage in complex conversations." The robot's built-in camera, speaker and various sensors can gather real-time environmental data, including temperature, humidity and indoor air quality, LG said.  Additionally, it can help conserve energy by connecting with a smart outlet and turning off unused devices throughout the house, LG noted.

5. CES - Electric Vehicles: VinFast Auto will introduce a new EV concept and mini eSUV VF 3 model at the conference. VinVast will also introduce DrgnFly electric bikes, the company said.

B. Sustainability M&A, Investments, Funding and Green IT Business Launches

1. M&A - Solar Energy: Exus North America plans to acquire New Mexico Renewable Development from American Electric Power and PNM Resources Inc. for about $230 million, according to Bloomberg. The deal includes 15 solar projects.

2. M&A List: Here's our database of all M&A deals involving sustainability, green IT and renewable energy buyers, sellers and investors.

C. Regional and Global Sustainability Policies and News

1. Europe - Wind Prices Go Negative: Strong wind generation and low demand during the holiday period sent electricity prices below zero in Germany, while wholesale markets turned negative for some hours in France, Denmark and Britain, Bloomberg reported.

D. Sustainability and Green Technology Conference Calendar

  1. Sustainability Forum Middle East (SFME) 2024 (January 8-9, Bahrain)
  2. CES 2024 (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  3. European Chief Sustainability Awards (January 15, Davos)
  4. Intersolar North America and Energy Storage North America 2024 (January 17-19, San Diego, California)
  5. CleanTech Forum 2024 North America 2024 (January 22-24, San Diego, California)
  6. Complete Calendar of Sustainability Conferences

E. Previous Updates & Future News

1. Did You Miss Yesterday's Daily Update?: Here is our previous sustainability, green IT and renewable energy news for technology partners.

2. Future Updates: Send us your news tips.Please email me the details.

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