How electric trucks became all the rage this year

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Political potholes await Pete Buttigieg as he starts a new year implementing the infrastructure law

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Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg enjoyed his best political year in 2021. Experts say 2022 will be harder for Buttigieg to navigate as he implements the infrastructure law. If Republicans win back the House, he could get buried in document requests and scandals. Loading Something is loading. When he visited the White House in November for the signing of the bipartisan infrastructure law on the South Lawn, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood huddled with the current occupant of his old Cabinet agency. But amid the celebratory atmosphere and some 800 guests, LaHood had advice—and a warning—for Pete Buttigieg that laid bare the stakes of this political mo ...

Eni (E) Acquires Solar Konzept Greece Amid Clean Energy Plan

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Eni ( E - Free Report) , through its retail gas and power division Eni gas e luce, acquired Solar Konzept Greece (“SKGR”) from Solar Konzept International for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition marks Eni’s entry into the renewable electricity generation market of Greece. Eni extends its renewable energy footprint to the country as it aims to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. SKGR has a development platform for photovoltaic plants in Greece. Its portfolio involves a pipeline of projects at various development stages. The portfolio of projects is said to have a capacity of nearly 800 megawatts. The projects will constitute the basis for further development in the country. Eni ...

WTO lets China impose tariffs on U.S. in Obama-era case - Reuters

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A logo is pictured on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) building before a ministerial meeting to discuss a draft agreement on curbing subsidies for the fisheries industry in Geneva, Switzerland, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com BRUSSELS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization authorised China on Wednesday to impose $645 million of compensatory tariffs against the United States, a ruling that was immediately blasted by Washington. China went to the WTO in 2012 to challenge anti-subsidy tariffs the United States imposed between 2008 and 2012, mainly during the term of U.S. President Barack Obama, on 22 Chin ...

Clean energy tech needs to be designed for recycling, experts say

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Companies like Apple and Samsung aren’t the only ones making high-tech devices that are hard to take apart and recycle. So are the manufacturers of critical clean energy technologies like Solar panels, wind turbines, and electric vehicle (EV) batteries — and unlike the consumer tech industry, which is slowly starting to reverse some of its unsustainable design practices, there isn’t much being done about it. Batteries, Solar panels, and wind turbines are all essential tools for combating climate change. However, these technologies take considerable energy and resources to make, and the best way to ensure we can keep making more of them sustainably is to recycle those resources at en ...

The African nation aiming to be a hydrogen superpower

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By Elna Schutz Johannesburg, South Africa Published 28 December 2021 Image source, Getty Images Image caption, Namibia has an abundance of sunshine and wind "So now finally, we're on the map," says Philip Balhoa about Lüderitz, a town in southern Namibia, where harsh desert meets pale ocean. The port town has previously benefited from diamonds and fishing booms, but now struggles with high rates of unemployment and aging infrastructure. A proposed green hydrogen project is set to be "the third revolution of Lüderitz," says Mr Balhoa, a member of the town council. He hopes that the project will train and employ local people, or "Buchters" ...

New technique boosts efficiency, sustainability of large-scale perovskite solar cells

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An international team of researchers has demonstrated a technique for producing perovskite photovoltaic materials on an industrial scale, which will reduce the cost and improve the performance of mass-produced perovskite Solar cells. The technique is low-cost, simple, energy-efficient, and should pave the way for creating perovskite Solar cells. Perovskite is of interest for Solar cells because it absorbs light very efficiently. This allows for the creation of lightweight, flexible solar cells that can be incorporated into a range of technologies, such as the windows of buildings or vehicles. "In the lab, researchers produce perovskite photovoltaic materials using a technique called s ...

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The Morning After: Tech that helps with those New Year’s resolutions | Engadget - News Nation USA

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Welcome to the new year. How are those resolutions coming along? (Don’t worry, we can help.) Contrary to my expectations, CES 2022 is still happening. However, the organizers have announced that the tech show will be cut short by a day, as COVID-19 cases continue to surge. It’s also kind of started early, with some from Samsung already, including , and an upgraded eco TV remote that sips on your WiFi waves for energy. Expect a week of hardware announcements, even if chances to play with and assess these new devices are a little limited without attendance in person. -Mat Smith But will it appeal to anyone beyond PC gaming fanatics? Alienware’s newest concept can be boiled down to a ...

Occam's Blade and the Power of Simplicity - Jonjo McFadden - Wire Service Canada

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On my daily commute to work at the University of Surrey, I passed a road sign pointing to Occam. Perhaps because it was written a little differently, it took me some time to understand the connection between that village and one of the most important concepts in science – dare I say the most important, in the state of enlightenment I am in today. I’m talking about Moss Occam. Created by a 14th-century theologian with a particularly lively history, it is a principle often phrased as: “Entities should not multiply beyond necessity.” In essence, it reminds us to choose the simplest explanations or models for any phenomenon we can observe: So, if you see lights moving in the night sky ...

Winnebago, Xerox, Babcock & Willcox, One Stop Systems and Flux Power highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

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For Immediate Release Chicago, IL – December 27, 2021 – Zacks Equity Research Shares of Winnebago Industries, Inc. ( WGO - Free Report) as the Bull of the Day, Xerox Holdings Corporation ( XRX - Free Report) as the Bear of the Day. In addition, Zacks Equity Research provides analysis on Babcock Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. ( BW - Free Report) , One Stop Systems, Inc. ( OSS - Free Report) and Flux Power Holdings, Inc. ( FLUX - Free Report) . Here is a synopsis of all five stocks: Bull of the Day: Winnebago Industries soundly beat our first quarter fiscal 2022 earnings and revenue estimates on December 17, with both its top and bottom lines up huge compared to a year ago. ...