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U.S. announces plans to ramp up offshore wind capacity in a big way

U.S. announces plans to ramp up offshore wind capacity in a big way
The Block Island Wind Farm, photographed in 2016, is located in waters off the east coast of the United States. DON EMMERT | AFP | Getty Images The U.S. wants to expand its offshore wind capacity to 30 gigawatts by 2030, a move the Biden administration...

BMW has no plans to produce its own electric vehicle batteries as it looks to ramp up offering 

BMW has no plans to produce its own electric vehicle batteries as it looks to ramp up offering 
The BMW Tower photographed in Munich, Germany, on March 6, 2021. Anne Czichos | iStock Editorial | Getty Images The BMW Group has no plans to manufacture in-house electric car batteries, with the German automotive giant's CEO telling CNBC that his firm had a robust network...

London’s River Thames set to trial new tidal energy technologies

Andrew Holt | The Image Bank | Getty Images The Port of London Authority has given the go ahead for trials of tidal energy technology on a section of the Thames, in a move which could eventually help to decarbonize operations connected to the river. The...

Major offshore wind farm using 187-meter high turbines starts to produce power

Major offshore wind farm using 187-meter high turbines starts to produce power
As technology develop, the size of wind turbines is increasing. This image does not show the type of turbine that will be used at Triton Knoll. Rini Kools | iStock | Getty Images A major wind farm off the U.K.'s east coast featuring huge turbines has...

Human waste could soon be used to heat new homes in London

Human waste could soon be used to heat new homes in London
Simon Dawson | Bloomberg | Getty Images New homes in London could soon be powered using excess heat recovered from sewage treatment in a project described as a "first of its kind" for England. The collaboration between Thames Water and Kingston Council, toward the southwest of...

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

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...

A tidal turbine built in Scotland is now producing power in Japan

The AR500 turbine awaiting installation in waters off the Goto Islands, Japan. A tidal turbine built and tested in Scotland has been installed in waters off a Japanese island chain, representing the latest example of how the East Asian country is investigating the potential of...

Cement giants turn to green hydrogen and carbon capture in efforts to curb emissions

Cement giants turn to green hydrogen and carbon capture in efforts to curb emissions
The unit is housed inside a converted shipping container. RICE, Energy Safety Research Institute, Swansea University A subsidiary of multinational building materials firm HeidelbergCement is working with researchers from Swansea University to install and operate a green hydrogen demonstration unit at a site in the U.K. The...

U.S. lags in new climate ranking and is ‘still struggling to move away from fossil fuels’ 

U.S. lags in new climate ranking and is 'still struggling to move away from fossil fuels' 
The world's biggest carbon-emitting nations are falling well short of peers in efforts to tackle a "global climate emergency," according to new research. The Green Future Index, released late last month by MIT Technology Review, measures and ranks 76 nations and territories on their progress...