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Eamon Barrett

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Past articles by Eamon:

Our energy grids can’t handle the heat—in fact, they’re making it worse

Future energy needs to be green, as electricity demand surges with global temperature rises. → Read More

Carbon offsets are the last resort for China’s Envision Group as it targets net-zero

Envision is building industrial parks in remote areas with abundant renewable energy. Will companies pay to move? → Read More

A Tesla ‘recall’ applies to nearly every car the company has sold in China

The cars only need a software update, but the “recall” continues Tesla’s streak of bad press in China. → Read More

U.S. chipmaker invests $4 billion in Singapore, even as Congress tries to lure manufactures home

The investment may ease the chip shortage throttling automakers and electronics manufacturers worldwide. → Read More

The decline of Japan’s once-formidable chip industry shows how quickly tech tides can turn

Here's what fueled its collapse. → Read More

China is rationing hydropower—and Bitcoin mines are getting cut off

Beijing values the clean source of energy more than the cryptocurrency. → Read More

150 COVID cases caused a global shipping disruption that’s ‘worse’ than the Suez Canal blockage

The shipping backlog could last into the fourth quarter. → Read More

The G7 alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative is a ‘paper tiger’

With no funding attached, the project seems little more than a rhetorical win. → Read More

Biden traded Trump’s go-it-alone approach to China for consensus-building. It might be working

U.S. President Biden attempted to rally allies to out-compete China during G7 and NATO meetings in Europe this week. → Read More

Another Chinese province bans Bitcoin mining—sort of

New regulation on power usage may serve as a de facto crackdown on mining cryptocurrency. → Read More

Taiwan’s drought is exposing just how much water chipmakers like TSMC use (and reuse)

How much water does a semiconductor factory use? 20,000 tons of water a day, equal to a city of 58,000. → Read More

Investors seem convinced Beijing’s tech crackdown has spread beyond Jack Ma

Fear that Beijing's campaign will stymie innovate continues to gnaw at global investors. → Read More

China wants to be a leading space power by 2045—and it’s getting there fast

China has moon probes, Mars rovers and space stations, but falling rockets are worrying others about China's approach to space. → Read More

Tesla changes its China data policy after government scrutiny

Tesla announced it's building a new hub for the sole purpose of storing Chinese user data. → Read More

Why the ‘Wuhan lab leak theory’ is getting a second look

The thesis has inched from the lunatic fringe towards the credible center of American public discourse. → Read More

Why did the CEO of the world’s most valuable startup resign at age 38?

Why did the CEO of the TikTok parent give up his CEO gig? → Read More

The Gojek-Tokopedia merger will create Indonesia’s most powerful Internet company. But can “GoTo” hold its own?

Gojek and Tokopedia are merging to create Indonesia's most powerful Internet company. → Read More

Taiwan’s COVID response was the envy of the world. Now it’s fighting its biggest outbreak

Taiwan's COVID response was the world's envy, but the virus infiltrated its defenses. → Read More

Elon Musk wants Bitcoin, but not its carbon footprint. Can Bitcoin mining go green?

Advocates say Bitcoin can help fund a transition to clean energy. Critics say the cryptocurrency just burns coal. → Read More

A Chinese tech billionaire’s musings about a 1,100 year-old poem cost him $1.5 billion

Meituan CEO Wang Xing's post about a 1,100-year-old poem tanked his company's share price—and his personal net worth. → Read More