GM sticks to EV transition plan, all-electric lineup by 2035 likely

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General Motors is sticking to its plan for an all-electric vehicle lineup by 2035, a company spokesperson told reporters after news that the Detroit-based automaker might attempt a...

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Architectural powerhouse designs buildings with built-in gravity energy storage

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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill --- the firm that designed the Burj Khalifa in Dubai --- has signed an exclusive partnership with Energy Vault and deve...

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LG Energy Solution inks estimated $1 bn deal for ESS batteries with Hanwha QCells

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LG Energy Solution Ltd, the world's third-largest battery maker, disclosed it had signed a contract with to supply 4.8 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of energy storage system (ESS) batteries...

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US alleges Chinese dumping, levies stiff tariffs on EVs, Li-ion batteries

The US announced new levies on $18 billion worth of Chinese imports, largely in the clean energy space, including a 100 percent tax on Chinese electric vehicles imported into the c...

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US considering higher tariffs on clean energy goods from China; 100 percent levy on EVs

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The US is considering a 100 percent levy on Chinese electric vehicles --- four times as much as the 25 percent tariff levied at present --- news reports quoting unidentified govern...

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Fortescue breaks ground on $550 million green hydrogen hub in Arizona, USA

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Australian miner Fortescue has broken ground on the company's $550 million US venture to produce green hydrogen, the first of its planned green energy investments in North America....

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Natron Energy begins commercial-scale production of SIBs at its Michigan facility

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Sodium-ion battery (SIB) technology firm Natron Energy has announced the start of commercial-scale operations at its sodium-ion battery manufacturing facility in Holland, Mich...

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Microsoft AI designs batteries with 70 percent less lithium, identifies 18 new battery materials

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Microsoft has used artificial intelligence to identify promising new battery materials for the US Department of Energy using (DoE). This use of AI enabled the company to come up wi...

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Understanding the US’s massive hydrogen 'battery', coming up in Utah

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Power companies in the USA, including oil major Chevron, are readying a massive hydrogen battery in the state of Utah. Two large salt caverns are being emptied – their salt dissolv...

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US offers $750 mn for 52 green hydrogen projects to boost fuel cell, electrolyzer output and cut costs

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced $750 million in assistance for 52 clean (also called green) hydrogen projects across 24 mainland states to help reduce cos...

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Tata Group invests in Boston-based non-lithium battery startup Alsym Energy

The Tata group has invested in non-lithium battery start-up Alsym Energy. Tata Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tata Sons, led investment in the Boston-based company's Series C fu...

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Ford reconfigures EV development plans in North America

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Ford Motor Company has announced significant reconfiguration of its EV manufacturing strategy in North America, while investing across a broad spectrum of programs for buildin...

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LG Energy's construction of Arizona gigafactory for EV, ESS batteries right on track

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Battery manufacturer LG Energy has announced the construction work of its Arizona gigafactory complex is right on track to be completed in two years by 2026. The complex ...

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Quinbrook closes $600 million solar+storage focused fund

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Clean power-focused fund company Quinbrook Infrastructure Partners announced it had successful closed the Quinbrook Valley of Fire (VOF) Fund with $600 million in capital commitmen...

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GM in talks with CATL to licence LFP battery tech, explore joint manufacturing

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Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology Co Ltd (CATL) is reportedly in discussions with US automaker General Motors for a deal that would licence the Chinese company'...

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US offers $475 million for five clean power projects on mining lands

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The US Department of Energy (DoE) has announced up to $475 million in funding for five locally-driven clean energy projects in current and former mining lands.The projects are loca...

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Ohio approves largest US agrivoltiac project: 800 MW solar + 300 MW BESS, crops and livestock grazing

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Authorities in the US state Ohio have approved the Oak Run Solar project, an 800 MW solar power project with a 300 MW battery energy storage system (BESS) that is also claimed as&n...

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US unveils strictest car emission norms to boost EV offtake

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US President Joe Biden announced the country's strictest vehicle exhaust emissions regulations as part of attempts to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. The new norms ...

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Ballard Power plans $160 million Texas giga factory with 3 GW fuel cell capacity

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Hydrogen fuel cell company Ballard Power Systems announced it planned to invest $160 million to set up a new giga factory in Rockwell, Texas, to manufacture fuel cell components an...

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US eyes second wind auction in Gulf of Mexico, but costs are 30% higher than Europe, says chief of RWE

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Offshore wind development costs in the US are 30 percent higher than what they are in Europe, the CEO of Germany's biggest utility revealed, even as the US government considered la...

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Western Australia begins construction on 500 MW Collie BESS project

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Synergy, the government-owned utility of Australia's Western Australia state, announced it had begun construction of its third grid-scale battery as part of efforts to move away fr...

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US DoE lends Lithum Americas $2.26 bn to get Nevada mine up and running

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Mining company Lithium Americas announced it will get up to $2.26 billion in loans from the US Department of Energy (DoE) to build its Thacker Pass lithium project in Nevada, USA. ...

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Power to Hydrogen demos first-ever industrial-scale AEM electrolysis stack

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American clean H2 startup Power to Hydrogen (P2H2) recently announced the successful demonstration of the first ever industrial scale Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM)-based ...

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GH2 hurdle: electrolyzer costs have jumped 50 percent, warns BloombergNEF

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Rising material costs have made electrolyzers more expensive, in turn making green hydrogen a more expensive proposition, BloombergNEF reports in its Electrolyzer Price Survey 2024...

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BYD Americas chief says Mexico plant by year end, but no plans for exports to USA

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Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD has no plans of selling its passenger EVs in the US and finds the market "complicated" and "confusing", the CEO of its Americas operation said. S...

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Addionics to build $400 mn US facility to make copper anodes for batteries

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Israeli battery tech startup Addionics has announced its first manufacturing facility in the United States, as part of its planned $400 million investment into three-phase mul...

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Energy Vault starts construction on largest US green hydrogen storage

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Energy Vault announced it has started of construction on the Calistoga Resiliency Center (CRC), the largest green hydrogen storage project in the US. The project is being developed...

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US DoE announces $710 mn in loans to EV tech makers

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The US Department of Energy announced it has issued preliminary approval for nearly $710 million in loans to companies manufacturing electric vehicle (EV) components. The lion's sh...

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Ampcera's solid-state batteries surpass US DoE's fast-charging benchmarks

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Tucson-based battery innovator Ampcera recently claimed that its all-solid-state battery (ASSB) technology has achieved a fast-charging milestone of 0 to 80 percent ...

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Xpeng plans 30 new models to survive Chinese competition

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Chinese EV company Xpeng will launch 30 new models in the coming three years to survive what its Chairman and CEO He Xiaopeng called a 'sea of blood' --- the competition between Ch...

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