Tag Archives: Alternative and sustainable energy

China extends EV tax break; Li Auto shares fall after delivery outlook cut

Li Auto warned that “supply chain constraint” would mean the company will deliver fewer cars than expected in the third quarter. Meanwhile, China has extended a tax exemption for new energy vehicles until the end of 2023 as it looks to spur growth for electric cars. CFOTO | Future Publishing …

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Tesla supplier CATL evaluating battery swapping business overseas

CATL is the world’s largest electric vehicle battery maker and supplier to the likes of Tesla and Ford. Pavlo Gonchar | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images The world’s largest electric vehicle battery maker CATL is evaluating whether to expand its battery swapping business to international markets, a senior …

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Miner Piedmont plans lithium refining plant in push for domestic EV supply chain

Piedmont Lithium announced Thursday that it plans to build a new lithium refining plant in Tennessee, as the U.S. rushes to develop domestic supply chains for raw materials critical to the energy transition. Thursday’s announcement follows the largest climate funding package in U.S. history, which President Joe Biden signed into …

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First Solar to build new panel factory following Inflation Reduction Act

Connie Black makes adjustments to the manufacturing line for the series 6 solar panels seen during a tour of a First Solar plant in Walbridge, Ohio, October 6, 2021. Dane Rhys | Reuters First Solar announced Tuesday that it will build a new solar panel manufacturing facility in the U.S. …

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BlackRock to invest over $700 million in Australian battery storage

Wind turbines in Australia. Earlier this year, a report from Australia’s Clean Energy Council said renewables were responsible for 32.5% of the country’s electricity generation in 2021. Josh Hawley | Moment | Getty Images A fund under the management of BlackRock Real Assets is set to acquire Akaysha Energy, an …

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SoftBank-backed Ola Electric wants to launch India-built EV in 2024

Ola CEO Bhavish Aggarwal appears on screen during a presentation in August 15, 2021. The company’s EV-arm, Ola Electric, plans to launch an electric car in 2024. Samyukta Lakshmi | Bloomberg | Getty Images The CEO of Ola Electric said Monday his firm would launch an all-electric vehicle that can …

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We’ll have to burn additional coal in the short term, CFO of RWE says

An excavator photographed at a lignite mine operated by RWE on April 8, 2022. RWE says it wants to be carbon neutral by 2040. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images The chief financial officer of German energy firm RWE told CNBC Thursday that it will burn more coal in …

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Japanese shipping giant to take part in tidal power project

Buildings in Singapore at dusk. Asia is already home to a number of tidal power projects. Guvendemir | E+ | Getty Images Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kaisha is to take part in a tidal power project planned for Singapore, as the emerging marine energy sector gains traction. The demonstration …

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How SolarEdge plans to grow market share in Europe

SolarEdge shares tumbled this week after the company’s second-quarter results showed a hit to margins from factory closures, higher transport costs and currency headwinds from the weakening Euro. But SolarEdge CFO Ronen Faier said lower margins now is the price to be paid for long-term growth in a market where …

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Solar stocks jump as Schumer, Manchin announce climate spending deal

Contractors install SunRun solar panels on the roof of a home in San Jose, California, on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Solar stocks jumped on Thursday after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., said they’ve reached a deal …

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