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    Inside Honda’s updated multibillion-dollar electrification strategy

    The massive investments will be used to establish a comprehensive electric vehicle value chain. 

    By Eric Walz • May 22, 2024
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    Meta to bring 210 MW of solar energy to Indiana

    The tech company’s agreement with Solarpack will help deliver renewable energy to support Meta’s operations in the state and build on its decarbonization goals.

    By May 15, 2024
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    Biden hikes tariffs on China-made EVs, batteries, semiconductors

    The tariffs align with U.S. efforts to get ahead of China in clean energy and advanced technology manufacturing, while also increasing supply chain control.

    By Kate Magill • May 15, 2024
  • Person using computer for working technology Net zero and Carbon neutrality, green business and development based on renewable energy.
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    Sponsored by EnergyCAP

    New survey reveals impressive ROI and substantial savings with energy management software

    The new findings from Smart Energy Analytics Campaign present compelling evidence that energy management system users can save over double their annual energy usage.

    May 13, 2024
  • The BMW Vision Neue Klasse X electric Sport Activity Vehicle.
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    BMW’s future EVs will support bidirectional charging

    The automaker’s next generation of vehicles will be able to store energy to send back to the grid.

    By Eric Walz • May 8, 2024
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    Microsoft pens landmark carbon removal contract with Stockholm Exergi

    The carbon removal deal — which both companies said is the “largest to date” — will allow the tech giant to permanently remove 3.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide.

    By May 7, 2024
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    Frontier signs $58.3M deal with bio-waste carbon removal startup Vaulted Deep

    The deal will allow Frontier, backed by Stripe, Alphabet, Meta and others, to remove 152,480 tons of carbon dioxide between 2024 to 2027.

    By May 3, 2024
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    Former Google workers file labor board complaint, say protest-related firings were illegal

    The ex-employees said the tech giant violated their labor rights when firing at least 28 employees for protesting against its cloud services contract with the Israeli government.

    By May 3, 2024
  • Rows of solar panels are seen against a green field.
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    Brookfield, Microsoft ink largest-ever corporate clean energy deal for 10.5 GW

    Brookfield will deliver wind, solar and “new or impactful carbon free energy generation technologies” to Microsoft between 2026 and 2030.

    By Ethan Howland • May 2, 2024
  • A rendering of a 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV in a residential garage with GM's vehicle-to-home charging equipment mounted on the wall.
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    GM Energy rolls out its first vehicle-to-home EV charging products

    The bidirectional charging technology allows an electric vehicle’s battery to provide backup power to homes.

    By Eric Walz • April 24, 2024
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    New York nixes 3 offshore wind projects

    The canceled projects represented 4 GW of provisionally awarded capacity, setting the state back in its goal to deploy 9 GW of offshore wind by 2035.

    By Diana DiGangi • April 23, 2024
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    Opinion

    The time is ripe for utilities to play a larger role in the energy transition

    Utilities should provide upfront support to low- and moderate-income customers customers for residential electrification and decarbonization measures to prevent them from being stuck on the existing fossil fuel systems.

    By Dan Bakal • April 18, 2024
  • A cutaway view of the components of a Rimac-designed EV battery pack using cylindrical cells.
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    BMW, Rimac Technology to co-produce battery tech for EVs

    The electric vehicle technology company expects the partnership — its largest and most ambitious yet — will help it become a high-volume Tier 1 automotive supplier.

    By Eric Walz • April 17, 2024
  • Wind turbines spin over a field of canola, also called rapeseed, at a wind park on May 10, 2023 near Pinnow, Germany.
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    CIP acquires 1.3 GW of New York onshore wind projects

    Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners made the acquisition through its CI V fund, which has raised billions in capital commitments for greenfield renewable energy investments.

    By Diana DiGangi • April 16, 2024
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    Rooftop heat pump technologies can save US businesses $5B annually: DOE

    A new commercial heat pump accelerator program aims to halve greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs compared with natural gas-fueled heat pumps, the U.S. Department of Energy says.  

    By Nish Amarnath • April 11, 2024
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    Chevron leads $45M investment in carbon removal company Ion Clean Energy

    The energy giant made the investment through its New Energies division, in collaboration with Carbon Direct Capital.

    By April 10, 2024
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    Opinion

    Grid reliability’s core challenge is governance, not a changing resource mix

    An outdated and parochial oversight system is the biggest threat to U.S. grid reliability.

    By Alexandra Klass, Josh Macey, Shelley Welton and Hannah Wiseman • April 5, 2024
  • A Southwest Airlines take off past the control tower at Burbank Hollywood Airport on September 25, 2023 in Burbank, California.
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    Southwest Airlines acquires DOE-backed SAFFiRE Renewables

    The airline’s acquisition of the corn parts-to-ethanol producer pairs with a prior investment in ethanol-to-SAF producer LanzaJet.

    By April 3, 2024
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    Schneider Electric to use Mainspring Energy’s fuel-flexible generator to speed access to clean power

    The generator's modularity and potential capacity represent a “sweet spot” for industries with growing interest in microgrids, including logistics and data centers, said a senior vice president for microgrids at Schneider Electric.

    By Emma Penrod • April 3, 2024
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    Goldman renewables spinoff MN8 Energy secures $325M investment

    Ridgewood Infrastructure and Switzerland-based Mercuria Energy both secured observer seats on the renewable energy company’s board of directors as part of the transaction.

    By April 2, 2024
  • The James V. Forrestal Building Building, the headquarters of the United States Department of Energy, in downtown Washington, DC at sunset.
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    White House funds $6B to decarbonize US industrial sector

    The Department of Energy offered grants for 33 projects in eight historically high carbon-emitting industries such as aluminum, concrete and chemicals.

    By Joelle Anselmo • April 2, 2024
  • The sun sets behind the wind turbines of Burbo Bank Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea on May 23, 2018 in Wallasey, England.
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    Ørsted, Avangrid and two others submit bids to first-ever 3-state offshore wind solicitation

    The five proposed projects total 5,455 MW of potential capacity.

    By Diana DiGangi • April 1, 2024
  • Nissan President and Chief Executive Officer Makoto Uchida.
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    Nissan’s new EV plan aims for significant cost reduction

    ‘The Arc’ plan includes launching new EVs, manufacturing improvements and the adoption of new technologies to boost global sales.

    By Eric Walz , Michael Brady • March 29, 2024
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    Sustainable sourcing platform Circular eyes expansion with $10.5M in funding

    Circular plans to expand internationally, add employees and introduce materials besides plastics to the platform.

    By Katie Pyzyk • March 28, 2024
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    EPA softens vehicle emissions standards in win for automakers

    The final rule steadily tightens the requirements, giving automakers more time to ramp up EV sales.

    By Michael Brady • March 21, 2024