Tag: renewable energy

Cement giant LafargeHolcim is teaming up with GE’s renewables unit on wind turbine recycling 

Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images General Electric’s renewables unit and LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement manufacturer, have struck a deal to explore the recycling of wind turbine blades. A memorandum of understanding will see the companies focus on exploring “circular economy solutions.” Business practices connected to the notion of a circular economy have […]

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As electric vehicle sales surge, discussions are now turning to noise and safety

Martin Pickard | Moment | Getty Images Hyperloop, hydrogen-powered trains, and air-taxis. As the 21st century progresses, the way people get from A to B is on the cusp of a significant shift driven by design and innovation. While the above technologies may be a few years off from widespread adoption, that’s not to say […]

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From powerful tidal turbines to huge wave machines, Scotland is becoming a hub for marine energy

LONDON – In mid-May, a prototype wave energy converter weighing 38-metric tons arrived in Orkney, an archipelago located in waters north of mainland Scotland. Later this summer the bright yellow, 20 meter long piece of kit — dubbed Blue X — will be transported to one of the European Marine Energy Centre’s test sites, where […]

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China shows interest in working with Russia on Arctic Station Project

Moscow: Beijing, following Seoul, is showing interest in cooperation in the framework of the project to build the Snowflake International Arctic Station, Nikolai Korchunov, ambassador-at-large of the Russian Foreign Ministry, a senior official of the Arctic Council from Russia, told Sputnik. “China has already announced that it is ready to join, is showing interest in […]

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Germany’s move to electric vehicles will affect thousands of workers, new study says

The underbody of an ID.3. electric vehicle being worked on at a Volkswagen facility in Dresden, Germany, on January 29, 2021. Matthias Rietschel | picture alliance | Getty Images The shift to electric vehicles could affect thousands of workers in Germany over the coming years, the Munich-based Ifo Institute said Thursday. The Ifo’s study, which […]

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America’s solar workforce fell by almost 7% in 2020, but industry hopes for a significant rebound

This image shows a team of workers installing solar panels on a home in California. adamkaz | E+ | Getty Images More than 231,000 workers were employed by America’s solar industry last year, according to a new report published Thursday, representing a 6.7% decline compared to the year before. Released by the Solar Energy Industries […]

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US applauds India for stepping up its climate change commitment

The Biden administration has applauded India for stepping up its climate change commitment including the partnership with the US to deploy 450 gigawatts of renewable power to meet the ambitious 2030 target for climate action and clean energy. At the Leaders Summit on Climate on Thursday, the two countries launched a new high-level “US-India Climate […]

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Ford invests $1 billion in German plant, targets move to ‘all-electric’ passenger vehicles in Europe by 2030

GEORGES GOBET | AFP | Getty Images Ford is investing $1 billion in an electric vehicle production facility in Cologne, Germany, with the European arm of the automotive giant committing to go “all-in” on electric vehicles in the years ahead. In plans announced Wednesday morning, Ford said its entire passenger vehicle range in Europe would […]

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EV charging to solar panels: How connected tech is changing the homes we live in

Driven by advances in tech and the advent of high-speed internet connections, many of us now have easy access to a raft of information about the buildings we live in. Thanks to the proliferation of hardware and software within the home, this trend shows no sign of letting up and comes in many different forms, […]

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