Environment

In Victoria, Australia, the state government is considering implementing a punitive mileage tax specifically on electric cars. A coalition of organizations, including Hyundai, VW, Uber, ABB, WWF, and others, has come out against the proposal, calling it the “worst electric vehicle policy in the world” in a full-page ad in The Age newspaper in Melbourne.
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President Biden will pledge to cut U.S. climate pollution to 50% of 2005 levels by 2030, according to reports. The goal, known as a Nationally Determined  Contribution under the Paris Agreement, would nearly double the cuts targeted by the Obama administration in 2015. The White House said an official decision had not yet been made. “Wow.
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While the three-bladed axial flow turbine has long defined the wind industry, marine energy devices include a wide variety of concepts, including tidal turbines, wave point absorbers, river current turbines, and oscillating water columns, each of which is uniquely suited for certain operating conditions. Without one approach clearly outperforming the others, the nascent water power
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced it will work with 11 remote and island communities around the United States and provide federal assistance to bolster their energy infrastructure, reduce the risk of outages, and improve their future energy and economic outlook. Due to their geographic isolation, remote coastal and island
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Huaneng Power Plant. Huai ‘an City, Jiangsu Province, China, September 13, 2020. Costfoto | Barcroft Media via Getty Images LONDON — Energy-related carbon emissions are on track to surge by nearly 5% this year, according to the International Energy Agency, reversing most of last year’s decline caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In the IEA’s Global
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Our latest EV spotlight shines on Phoenix Motorcars. The Ontario, California-based automaker provides fleet mobility solutions to a quickly growing sector for electrification – light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles. This lineup currently includes trucks, shuttles, and school buses, but with recent partnerships with companies in solar and autonomous technology, Phoenix Motorcars is one to watch.
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Originally published at Future Trends. Welcome to another issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we are pulling news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article about the country. Cleantech Investments M&A Activity Picks Up In India’s Rooftop Solar Market Amplus Energy, a rooftop
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Originally published on WRI’s Resource Institute Blog.By Giulia Christianson, Ariel Pinchot, and Yili Wu The movement to achieve net-zero global greenhouse gas emissions, is gaining traction and coherence, especially in the world of finance. In late March, BlackRock and Vanguard — the two largest asset managers on the planet — joined a growing coalition of investors in the Net Zero
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A San Francisco woman has learned firsthand that electric bicycles aren’t just for recreation, they also make efficient and cost-effective alternatives to typical transportation like personal cars. That’s exactly what Maureen Persico has discovered after she made the switch, though e-biking wasn’t part of her original plan. In 2014 her car was totaled when she
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Courtesy of Union Of Concerned Scientists.By John Rogers, Senior energy analyst The Biden administration’s bold, broad plan for offshore wind released last month attracted a lot of attention — and boatloads of support. Because when it comes to being ambitious on offshore wind, there’s a lot that wind companies, labor unions, environmental and community groups, academics, and
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Tesla has settled a lawsuit against a former engineer who the company claims stole its Autopilot source code before going to Xpeng, a Chinese competitor. Back in 2019, Tesla initiated a lawsuit against Guangzhi Cao, a former Autopilot engineer who quit to join Xpeng’s autonomous driving team. In the lawsuit, the automaker claims that Cao downloaded
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In this article 9501.T-JP Japan’s plan to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean will have “zero environmental impact,” according to one professor who spoke to CNBC. Japan said Tuesday the Fukushima plant’s operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co or TEPCO, will treat and dilute the water before pumping it
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Manufacturers Lightning eMotors and REV Group Inc. have announced they are teaming up to develop fully-electric ambulances along with Leader Emergency Vehicles, a subsidiary of REV. When complete later this year, the electric ambulances will be available to government agencies, municipalities, commercial operators, hospitals, and non-profit organizations. Lightning eMotors is a Colorado-based manufacturer that specializes
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In the early 2010s, Pat Collins, a 7th-grade life science teacher at Chisago Lakes Middle School — in Lindstrom, Minnesota, about 35 miles northeast of the Twin Cities — was having a discussion about solar panels with his students. One asked why they couldn’t just use solar power at the school, so Collins said he
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm today joined the Secretaries of the Interior and Commerce at a White House roundtable meeting to announce a national goal to deploy 30 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind by 2030. This effort will support approximately 77,000 jobs in industry and surrounding communities, generate electricity to power over 10
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In this article IBE-ES The proposed hydrogen project will be located near Whitelee Windfarm, a major facility near Glasgow, Scotland. Billy Currie Photography | Moment | Getty Images ScottishPower has submitted plans to develop a major “green” hydrogen facility that it says will use the U.K.’s largest electrolyzer. In a statement earlier this week the
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Ampler Bikes has just released its latest sales figures as well as its plans to continue its European expansion in order to grow its e-bike market. The Estonian-based company produces a range of electric bicycles focused on commuter roles. Ampler’s electric bikes are well known for their combination of lightweight designs and upper-tier bicycle components.
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Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi attends a nuclear deal review meeting in Tehran. Raheb Homavandi | Reuters WASHINGTON – Iran will begin enriching uranium at 60%, a significant step towards weapons-grade material, in response to the attack at a key nuclear site, the country’s top nuclear negotiator told state media on Tuesday. Iran’s deputy
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California’s Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today launched the Community Microgrid Enablement Program. The program will help communities identify, design, and build permanent, multi-customer microgrids that serve critical facilities and vulnerable customer groups. Community microgrids A community microgrid is a group of customers and distributed energy resources such as solar and battery storage within clearly defined
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Polestar announced today the launch of new variants of the Polestar 2, the Swedish brand’s first all-electric car. Cheaper and longer range versions are now available. Polestar was Volvo’s performance brand, but it was rebranded and relaunched recently as an electric vehicle brand. Last year, they have launched the Polestar 2, an all-electric fastback car,
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I know — how was the largest solar installer in the United States not already in Miami, the largest city in the Sunshine State? Well, it wasn’t, but it is now. Florida’s rooftop solar market was actually quite limited for years, especially compared to markets like California and Hawaii and New Jersey (yes … New
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