What Would Happen if Rich Countries Gave Away Half Their COVID-19 Vaccines?

New research gives a stark warning to richer nations that have been hoarding their supplies of COVID-19 vaccines: Doing so only has a short-term local benefit, and in the longer term leaves everyone more vulnerable to infection.   Across a five-year model, scientists found that when rich countries gave away 46 percent of their COVID-19 … Read more

Solar Power Could Boom in 2022, Depending on Supply Chains

2022 is shaping up to be a solar boom. That is, if supply chain constraints don’t undercut the industry. The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects U.S. solar companies will install 21.5 gigawatts of utility-scale capacity this year, shattering the annual record of 15.5 GW set last year. But EIA’s projection comes amid a period of considerable uncertainty … Read more

Chip shortage: ASML factory fire could be another blow to global semiconductor supply

ASML Holding, which supplies a vital technology used in computer chips has reported a fire at a manufacturing plant, but the extent of the damage is not yet known Technology 4 January 2022 By Matthew Sparkes Photolithography systems are used to manufacture computer chips PaulRaats/ASML A fire at a factory owned by the sole provider … Read more