Afternoon Coffee: U.S., China to resume trade talks; Solar power projects at historic high

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The deputy trade negotiators of U.S. and China will re-start talks on Thursday for the first time in about two months to find a solution on the protracted trade war.

A delegation of about 30 Chinese officials, led by Vice Finance Minister Liao Min, were set to launch talks on Thursday morning at the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) office near the White House. The U.S. side is expected to be led by Deputy USTR Jeffrey Gerrish, reports Reuters.

C.H. Robinson to make $1B investments over five years on technology

C.H. Robinson said it will invest $1 billion in technology over the next five years on its path to becoming a leader in the third-party logistics industry. The company has already invested $1 billion in the last decade in technology. C.H. Robinson employees use technology to help customers understand how to get products from point A to point B, reports the Star Tribune.

Things to know about defining digital supply chain transformation

According to a Forbes report, the term digital supply chain transformation means different things for different companies. For some, it means replacing paper with digital data and process support, while for others it means using robotics in their supply chain.

Utility-scale solar projects touch historic high

A new report says the United States solar industry now has the largest pipeline of utility-scale solar projects in history with a record 37.9 gigawatts (GW) of contracted solar.

The report by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables and the Solar Energy Industries Association said the contracted pipeline of utility-scale solar follows a record-high procurement of 15 GW in 2018, reports CleanTechnica.com.

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