Climate

Patagonia must remain competitive for climate donation to work: CEO

A Patagonia store signage is seen on Greene Street on September 14, 2022 in New York City. Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, his spouse and two adult children announced that they will be giving away the ownership of their company which is worth about $ 3 billion. The company’s privately held stock will be now …

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EU approves up to $5.2 billion in public funding for hydrogen projects

Part of a hydrogen-powered train photographed in Germany on Aug. 24, 2022. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen expressed support for hydrogen during her State of the Union address on Sept. 14 Carmen Jaspersen | AFP | Getty Images The European Commission on Wednesday approved up to 5.2 billion euros (roughly $5.2 billion) in …

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Apple event had an unusually dark tone, emphasizing emergency features

When Apple held its annual launch event for the iPhone 13 in 2021, it started with a joyful video featuring jazz dancers celebrating the natural beauty of California (which can be captured with an iPhone camera, of course). The undertone of Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming in on Apple’s headquarters …

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Apple event this year had an unusually dark undertone

When Apple held its annual launch event for the iPhone 13 in 2021, it started with a joyful video featuring jazz dancers celebrating the natural beauty of California (which can be captured with an iPhone camera, of course). The tone of Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming in on Apple’s headquarters …

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Tesla evaluating lithium refinery in Texas for electric car batteries

Elon Musk had previously suggested Tesla could get into lithium refining at scale because the cost of the metal, a key component in manufacturing batteries, has surged. If Tesla’s application in Texas is approved, construction on a lithium hydroxide refining facility could begin in the fourth quarter of 2022. Christophe Gateau | Picture Alliance | …

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Crypto mining could hinder battle against climate change: White House

An array of bitcoin mining units inside a container at a Cleanspark facility in College Park, Georgia, US, on Friday, April 22, 2022. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy on Thursday warned that cryptocurrency mining operations could hinder the country’s ability to mitigate climate change. …

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Water is a critical part of the energy mix

This image, from August 2022, shows a stretch of the Rhine in Germany, which plays a key role in the transportation of goods such as coal. Christoph Reichwein | Picture Alliance | Getty Images The link between energy production and water is of crucial importance and we need to value the latter resource far more …

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Solar installations will nearly triple over the next five years: SEIA

Solar installers from Baker Electric place solar panels on the roof of a residential home in Scripps Ranch, San Diego, California, October 14, 2016. Mike Blake | Reuters The US solar market will nearly triple over the next five years, after President Joe Biden signed the largest climate bill in US history into law, according …

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Harbinger EV startup medium trucks NAIAS 2022

Harbinger EV truck Jack Schroeder | Harbinger A new Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup founded by veterans of Canoo and QuantumScape said Wednesday it’s preparing to shake up the medium-duty truck market with a ready-to-build electric truck platform coming next year. The company, called Harbinger, has developed two EV platforms it says are optimized for …

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Nio reports wider second-quarter loss despite increased in EV shipments

Employees stand next to a ET7 sedan at a NIO Inc. dealership in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Chinese electric vehicle maker Nio lost $409.8 million in the second quarter, representing significantly widening losses, despite deliveries that surpassed year-ago levels and exceeded its own guidance. Here …

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