Ford CEO Farley outlined plans for automaker’s electric vehicle shift

Electric vehicle batteries are in short supply, and costs for materials such as nickel and cobalt are surging. Yet legacy automaker Ford Motor says it plans to be profitably building millions of EVs a year in just four years. This week, the Detroit automaker gave investors a little more clarity about how it plans to … Read more

Scientists Analyzed Penguin DNA And Found Something Quite Remarkable

Penguins are no strangers to climate change. Their life history has been shaped by rising and falling temperatures, and their bodies are highly specialized for some of Earth’s most extreme conditions.   And yet, scientists are concerned the evolutionary path of the penguin may be grinding to a halt, thanks to what appears to be … Read more

Airlines criticized for betting on alternative fuels

One of the ways that the sector is seeking to replace conventional fossil jet fuel is by exploring the use of sustainable aviation fuels, or SAF. Justin Tallis | Afp | Getty Images FARNBOROUGH, England — Airline executives at Britain’s Farnborough International Airshow are betting on the use of so-called sustainable aviation fuels to reduce … Read more

UK outlines net zero aviation plan on hottest-ever day

U.K. Transport Minister Grant Shapps laid out the government’s approach to reaching net-zero aviation emissions by the middle of the century. Justin Tallis | Afp | Getty Images FARNBOROUGH — The U.K. government on Tuesday published its so-called “Jet Zero” strategy, outlining how the country plans to decarbonize what is seen as one of the fastest-growing … Read more

Google and Chevron invest in nuclear fusion startup TAE Technologies

Michl Binderbauer, CEO of TAE Technologies Photo courtesy TAE Technologies Google and Chevron are part of a $250 million funding raise announced Tuesday for TAE Technologies, a nuclear fusion startup with an unconventional strategy. Nuclear fusion is often referred to as the “holy grail” of clean energy because it would be a way to generate … Read more

Hilcorp, Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips are top greenhouse gas emitters

A pumpjack pumps oil in the Inglewood Oil Field as seen from the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area on July 13, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. – US consumer price inflation surged 9.1 percent over the past 12 months to June, the fastest increase since November 1981, according to government data released on July 13. … Read more

A Disturbing Shift Has Affected Earth’s Delicate Energy Balance, Scientists Report

Our living planet is unique among all we’ve been able to explore in the Universe so far. From our axial tilt preventing too many temperature extremes, to our goldilocks zone position, life on Earth depends on many finely balanced, interwoven cycles that come together to produce the exact circumstances we need to thrive.   One … Read more

Why companies like Stripe, Meta and Alphabet are behind carbon removal

The market for carbon removal is expanding rapidly, and private money is pouring in from tech companies seeking to help early-stage carbon capture and storage startups scale up and bring costs down. The wave of funding comes as reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change double down on the need to remove billions of … Read more

Climeworks, carbon dioxide removal company, building Iceland plant

Christoph Gebald (left) and Jan Wurzbacher, co-founders of Climeworks. Photo courtesy Climeworks Carbon dioxide removal startup Climeworks announced on Tuesday it is building a second commercial sized plant in Iceland. When fully operational in 18 to 24 months time, the plant will capture and store 36,000 metric tons per year of carbon dioxide. That’s a … Read more

Why QuantumScape investors are still waiting for new EV batteries

A solid-state battery development lab for QuantumScape. QuantumScape The electric vehicle space has seen a handful of impressive stock market debuts in recent years, but battery start-up QuantumScape’s first few weeks of trading were remarkable even by EV stock standards.   QuantumScape, which was founded in 2010, went public via a merger with a special-purpose … Read more