Environment

The Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of the American-Made Geothermal Lithium Extraction Prize. The prize was launched during today’s NextGen Geo, a live virtual event uniting geothermal industry professionals, geosciences students, and clean energy entrepreneurs for a series of panel discussions on hot topics related to geothermal and renewable energy. The Geothermal Lithium Extraction
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The “long-term” partnership announced today is between Volvo Autonomous Solutions and self-driving startup Aurora. The two plan to jointly develop globally-leading autonomous transport solutions at scale, beginning with North America. The partnership announced in a press release today is said to span several years, with the goal of combining technologies to develop and deploy on-highway
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To further protect the interest of domestic module manufacturing companies, the Indian government has imposed fresh import duties on solar cells and modules. The Minister of New and Renewable Energy recently announced the imposition of a basic customs duty on solar cells and modules. Solar cells imported into India will attract a 20% duty while
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The nuclear industry requires, but doesn’t pay much of the price of, several overlapping layers of security on its international and national supply chains, generation sites, and waste management. It’s spread across a hard to fathom number of budget lines, and there doesn’t appear to have been any attempt to consolidate the costs prior to
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In this article BLK A sign for BlackRock Inc hangs above their building in New York. Lucas Jackson | Reuters Governments should be leading the global economy’s sustainable transformation, not markets, according to author and economist Ann Pettifor. Pettifor, author of “The Case for the Green New Deal,” told CNBC on Friday that a reliance
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Asambe, an all-electric transportation and end-to-end logistics service, is scaling up operations building on its initial pilot and several partnerships for delivery services. Asambe already has 3rd party last-mile delivery agreements with: FedEx, Zimbabwe (parcel deliveries) Baines Avenue Pharmacy, Zimbabwe (medical supplies) Munch, Zimbabwe (food delivery) UberEats, South Africa (food delivery) Asambe is actively seeking
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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A Kansas bill to sharply curtail the land available for wind turbines is splitting Republicans in the country’s fifth-largest wind energy-producing state. “I don’t speak in hyperbole when I say this bill ends the renewable energy industry in Kansas,” Kimberly Svaty, a lobbyist for a renewable energy advocacy group that works across the Great Plains, told
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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Electrified powertrain manufacturer Cummins has unveiled the first fully operational vehicle-to-grid (V2G) school buses. The buses are manufactured by Blue Bird and powered by Cummins to include DC fast charging and V2G capabilities. The two electric school buses are operational in school districts in Peoria, Illinois, about 2.5 hours south of Chicago. Cummins Inc. ($CMI)
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Meeting Los Angeles’ ambitious goal of reliable, 100% renewable electricity by 2045 — or even 2035 — is achievable with rapid deployment of wind, solar, storage, and other renewable energy technologies this decade, according to a years-long analysis by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The combined effects of energy efficiency,
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An Exxon Mobil gas station in Chicago. Getty Images The oil and gas industry’s largest trade group Thursday endorsed a price on planet-warming carbon emissions, marking a major shift after it long resisted regulatory action on climate change. The American Petroleum Institute’s move comes as President Joe Biden prepares to unveil a sweeping infrastructure proposal
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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By Jeremy Deaton The shift toward electric heaters away from natural gas would mean less revenue for Philadelphia Gas Works, the largest city-owned gas utility in the country, which employs some 1600 people. To help Philadelphia Gas Works through this transition, the city has undertaken a study to find ways that the utility can diversify its business, so
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Tesla went to court to push for reinstating the higher emissions fines for automakers who don’t comply to emissions standards. The fines were delayed by the Trump administration. Last month, several states and environmental organizations sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for delaying the adoption of the higher penalties for automakers that fail
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