Tag Archives: Environment

Why the U.S. has a massive power line problem

A section of the NECEC corridor in Johnson Mountain Township is covered with straw on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Crews put down the straw for erosion control. Portland Press Herald | Portland Press Herald | Getty Images For the past six years, energy companies and Maine residents have been in …

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The race to make green hydrogen competitive is on

One type of hydrogen production uses electrolysis, with an electric current splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen. If the electricity used in this process comes from a renewable source then some call it “green” hydrogen. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have announced plans …

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Exxon Mobil at crossroads of clean energy transition, climate crisis

Exxon Mobil is one of the most consequential and profitable companies in U.S. history. For more than a hundred years, the company’s oil and gas have helped power the global economy. But the Exxon Mobil of today faces the seemingly opposing priorities of supplying the world with abundant energy and …

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BMW opens third EV plant in China as it ramps up challenge to Tesla

German automaker BMW is ramping up production of electric vehicles in China as it looks to catch up with leaders Tesla and domestic rivals like BYD. The new plant in Shenyang is BMW’s third in China and brings its annual production capacity in the country to 830,000 cars. Anadolu Agency …

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Amazon to invest $23 million to increase Seattle’s affordable housing

Grand Street Commons, a project in Seattle supported by the Amazon Housing Equity Fund Amazon Amazon said Thursday that it’s giving minority-led organizations $23 million to build and preserve more than 568 affordable homes in Seattle, a step to ease the local housing crisis. Amazon Housing Equity Fund, which emphasizes …

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Nio car falls from third floor parking lot in Shanghai, killing two

Employees stand next to a ET7 sedan at a NIO Inc. dealership in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images A test car made by Chinese electric vehicle start-up Nio fell out of a third-floor parking lot of a building in Shanghai, killing two people, the company said in a Weibo post on Thursday. The incident happened at around 5:20 p.m. Beijing time on Wednesday. One …

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Musk says Tesla Berlin and Austin factories losing billions of dollars

“The past two years have been an absolutely nightmare of supply chain disruptions, one thing after another, and we are not out of it yet,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk said. Patrick T. Fallon | Reuters Tesla’s newest car factories in Texas and Berlin are losing “billions of dollars right now” …

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World’s largest hybrid ship to ferry passengers between UK, France

An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the U.K. and France in the next few years will be the largest hybrid-vessel ever built, according to operator Brittany …

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Electric vehicle raw material costs doubled during pandemic

Workers inspect a Rivian R1T electric vehicle (EV) pickup truck on the assembly line at the company’s manufacturing facility in Normal, Illinois, US., on Monday, April 11, 2022. Jamie Kelter Davis | Bloomberg | Getty Images Raw material costs for electric vehicles more than doubled during the coronavirus pandemic, according …

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Clean energy set for $1.4 trillion boost in 2022, IEA says

Coal and a wind turbine in Hohenhameln, Germany, on April 11, 2022. A number of major economies have formulated plans to reduce their reliance on Russian hydrocarbons in recent months. Mia Bucher | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Global energy investment is on course to jump by more than 8% …

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