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 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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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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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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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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Solar, BESS will account for 81 percent of US new generation capacity addition in 2024

The US will add a whopping 62.8 GW of new utility-scale power generation capacity in 2024, and a massive 81 percent of that will consist of solar panels and battery storage, the US...

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Siemens Energy's $150 mn transformer plant could help US clear renewables' connectivity backlog

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German power equipment company Siemens Energy announced it would invest $150 million in the US to set up a new transformer facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Construction will ...

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BYD takes aim at US market, evaluating EV plant in Mexico

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Chinese battery and electric vehicle powerhouse BYD is preparing to set up an EV factory in Mexico, the head of its Mexican operations told reporters. The company has launched a fe...

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Leading automakers' EV charging JV 'IONNA' begins operations in North America

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High-powered EV charging network IONNA has recently received regulatory approvals in North America, thereby officially commencing its business operations. The network plans to...

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Three companies plan scalable, modular 500 kg/day green H2 plant in Texas

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Three US companies are collaborating to set up the world's first 500 kg per day green hydrogen production facility in Houston, Texas. HNO International announced it would lead the ...

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Europe finalizes answer to US Inflation Reduction Act, aims to become net zero continent by 2050

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Europe on Tuesday framed new rules on local production of wind and solar power equipment, fuel cells and other green technologies, after an agreement involving lawmakers in the Eur...

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SunHydrogen, COTEC step up production of innovative green hydrogen panels

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Iowa-based SunHydrogen has initiated the scale-up phase for production of 1m² green hydrogen panels with its industrial partner COTEC from South Korea. The company's brea...

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US DoE announces $72 million to upgrade 46 hydroelectric projects

The US Department of Energy has announced major investments in the country's hydroelectric sector, with funding to upgrade 46 projects across 19 states. In a release, the DoE said ...

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Nikola's first 'HYLA' hydrogen refueling station launched in Southern California

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Zero-emission transport solutions firm Nikola Corporation, via its energy brand 'HYLA', has opened its first HYLA hydrogen refueling station in Southern California at 244...

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