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Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Beyond electric cars: How electrifying trucks, buses, tractors and scooters will help tackle climate change

May 3, 2022

Via: Phys.org

When you think of an electric vehicle, chances are you’ll picture a car. But there’s a quiet revolution going on in transport. It turns out electrification can work wonders for almost all of our transport options, from electric bikes to […]


News

Toshiba shareholders vote against the management

March 24, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Shareholders also voted against a proposal by activist shareholder 3D Investment Partners of Singapore to consider other options including a sale of the company to private equity. The way ahead after the two votes is unclear. “We are going to […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

Avolon and Air Greenland Partner to Tackle Climate Change by Bringing Zero-emissions Air Travel to the Region

March 23, 2022

Via: ASD News

Avolon, the international aircraft leasing company, announces that it has partnered with Air Greenland, the flag-carrier for Greenland, to bring zero-emissions travel to the region and help tackle the issue of climate change. Avolon and Air Greenland will partner to […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

US Says Oil, Gas Sales Damage Climate — But Won’t Stop Them

November 2, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

The Biden administration is planning to sell oil and gas leases on huge tracts of public land in the U.S. West, despite the Interior Department’s conclusion that doing so could cost society billions of dollars in climate change impacts. Administration […]


Aerospace & Defense, Industry Focus Areas

As climate concerns threaten air travel, aviation industry banks on technology solutions

October 27, 2021

Via: Phys.org

As aviation struggles to emerge from the historic, pandemic-driven downturn, another longer-term challenge already looms. Concern about air travel’s contribution to climate change threatens to curtail growth of an industry that has expanded steadily for decades, shrinking the world for […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Climate Change Demands Greater Grid Resiliency

August 27, 2021

Via: Industry Today

In a battle against Mother Nature, utility companies are facing pressure to improve grid performance as climate events become more frequent and severe. Improving grid reliability and resiliency, weatherizing and ultimately modernizing utilities limits the number of customers impacted and […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

EPA rebuffed warnings its auto emissions plan was too weak

August 25, 2021

Via: Automotive News

White House and other administration officials told the Environmental Protection Agency that its industry-backed plan for tightening auto emissions limits was too lax, but the agency rebuffed those warnings and released the proposal with provisions that could lessen its bite. […]


Process, Production, Regulations

American Steel is Cleaner than its Competition. Can We Leverage That?

June 2, 2021

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

A report released last week supports what we’ve been saying all along: The American steel industry’s recent push towards carbon efficiency is good for the environment and our economy. The report, commissioned by the Climate Leadership Council (CLC), focuses on […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Oil Giants Are Dealt Major Defeats as Climate-Change Pressures Intensify

May 26, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC suffered significant defeats Wednesday as environmental groups and activist investors step up pressure on the oil industry to address concerns about climate change. In a first-of-its-kind ruling, a Dutch court found that […]


Design & Planning, Process

Plastics Continue to Make Cars Safer for People and the Environment

March 8, 2021

Via: Design News

Before he was confirmed as Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg called for millions of new electric vehicles on our roads to meet the challenges of climate change. It is a goal that would not be possible without plastics. Over the years, […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Massachusetts directs agency to study phase-out of natural gas

June 5, 2020

Via: Reuters

If the state’s Department of Public Utilities opens the investigation, Massachusetts would become the third state to launch a formal process to phase out natural gas, the office of Attorney General Maura Healey said in a statement. California and New […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

New Mexico governor moves to limit methane emissions, combat climate change

January 30, 2019

Via: Reuters

The New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department and Environment Department were directed to enact methane emission reduction “rules as soon as practicable,” the executive order said. Lujan Grisham, a recently-elected Democrat, campaigned on the promise of tightening environmental […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Plastic’s Growing Role in EV Expansion and Reversing Climate Change

December 21, 2018

Via: Industry Week

“Someday you and I will see the day when auto bodies will be grown down on the farm,” Henry Ford said all the way back in 1934. He was referring to a soy milk-based plastic that his namesake company was […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

US judge throws out climate change lawsuits against big oil

June 26, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge who held a hearing about climate change that received widespread attention ruled Monday that Congress and the president were best suited to address the contribution of fossil fuels to global warming, throwing out […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Lyft to offset emissions from rides with projects combating climate change

April 19, 2018

Via: Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Lyft Inc is launching a program on Thursday to offset emissions from the 1.4 million cars that drive for the U.S. ride-hailing service by investing in projects to reduce other sources of greenhouse gas, the company […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Massachusetts top court rules against Exxon in climate change probe

April 13, 2018

Via: Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts’ top court on Friday rejected Exxon Mobil Corp’s bid to block the state’s attorney general from obtaining records to investigate whether the company for decades concealed its knowledge of the role fossil fuels play in climate […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Judge holds climate change class in suits against big oil

March 21, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge presiding over lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about global warming to protect their profits is turning his courtroom into a classroom in what could be the first hearing to study […]