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Oil Demand Is Recovering Despite Vaccination Hiccups, IEA Says

April 14, 2021

A year after the pandemic and a price war sparked one of the weakest months in history for oil prices, the global energy market is well on its way to recovery, the International Energy Agency said Wednesday. In its monthly […]


Automakers Want Aid for Car-Grade US Chip Production

April 6, 2021

Automakers want a portion of the money Congress approved for addressing the global semiconductor shortage to be reserved for vehicle-grade chips — warning of a potential 1.3 million shortfall in car and light-duty truck production in the U.S. this year. […]


Biden infrastructure plan would boost EVs, clean power

March 31, 2021

Category: Regulations

President Joe Biden is calling for sweeping investment in electric vehicles, renewable power and the electric grid as part of a broad blueprint to bolster the U.S. economy while combating climate change. The president’s plans, part of a $2.25 trillion […]


Regulations

Another Bipartisan Buy America Bill Surfaces on Capitol Hill

April 14, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

We’ve got some good news for people who like proposed bipartisan legislation that would expand coverage for the domestic procurement rules that govern federal spending on infrastructure! Sen. Tammy Baldwin – from Wisconsin, a Democrat – and Sen. Mike Braun […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Exolaunch set to introduce a Space Tug programme

April 13, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

According to the company, this features a new orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) – dubbed Reliant – that will launch satellites to custom orbits in an “environmentally responsible way”. It addresses issues around satellite performance, payloads, capacity and execution of orbital […]


News

2020 semi revenues up 10.4%

April 13, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

“Memory, GPUs and 5G chipsets led semiconductor growth, driven by hyperscale, PC, ultramobile and 5G handset end-market demand, while automotive and industrial electronics suffered due to lower spending or a pause in spending owing to COVID-19,” says vp Andrew Norwood. […]