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Biden’s 30 GW Offshore Wind Plans Face Many Headwinds

Plans to lease much of the U.S. coastline — from the Gulf of Mexico to the Northeast, California and Oregon — for offshore wind farms by 2025 are likely to face a steady barrage of resistance from various constituents, as renewable energy faces the biggest problem fossil fuels largely bypass. The NIMBY syndrome, or (Not […]

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Ford to Invest $11.4 B on EV Production in the US

Michigan-headquartered multinational automaker Ford, along with its South Korean partner SK Innovation, plans to invest $11.4 billion electric vehicle production, creating nearly 11,000 new jobs at the Tennessee and Kentucky mega-sites. This will be the largest ever U.S. investment in EVs at one time by any automotive manufacturer, said the company. While Ford is stumping […]

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LG Energy Solution Takes Over US-based NEC Energy Solutions

South Korean lithium-ion battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution (LG ES) has acquired US-based sector player NEC Energy Solutions from NEC Corporation for an undisclosed sum. The news was unveiled on Friday by BDA Partners, which served as the exclusive financial advisor to LG on the transaction. Japan’s NEC Corporation has transferred all shares in NEC Energy […]

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EDF Renewable Arm Buys 270 MW US Solar Project from Galehead

EDF Renewables (EDFR), the renewable arm of the French utility EDF Group, has bought a 270 megawatt (MWdc) solar development project in the MISO Central region from Galehead Development, an independent Boston-based energy development platform. A leading independent power producer and service provider, EDFR has 35 years of experience in renewable energy. When completed the solar […]

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Omega Seiki Orders Li-ion Batteries from US Firm C4V

New Delhi-based EV maker Omega Seiki Mobility has selected US technology provider C4V to source 1.16 gigawatt hours of next-generation high performance lithium-ion batteries from its cell manufacturing joint ventures to empower the future of e-mobility in India. C4V’s battery solutions is based on the technology that eliminates the need for cobalt and nickel, enabling a high performing, […]

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Nanotech Energy Secures $64 M for Global Graphene Business

American graphene-based batteries maker Nanotech Energy has raised $64 million Series D funding at a $550 million post-Series D valuation to accelerate international expansion, including the launch of its EU headquarters in Amsterdam, and to develop a new high-volume graphene battery manufacturing facility in Reno, Nevada, US. Led by Taiwan’s largest financial services company, Fubon Financial Holding […]

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U.S. Renewable Firm BrightNight Enters Indian Energy Sector

US-based renewable company BrightNight announced yesterday its entrance into India’s energy market with two key hires located in New Delhi — Sajay KV has joined as India CEO and Naveen Khandelwal has joined as India COO and CFO. Combined, BrightNight’s new India management team members have contributed to the delivery of 10 GW of renewable […]

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National Grid’s EV Road Trip Includes $200 Million for EV Charging

National Grid multinational electricity and gas utility company headquartered in England, serving through its networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, has revealed its new EV (electric vehicle) Road Trip. This new EV road trip emerged as a part of Grid’s constant efforts to raise awareness around the location of charging infrastructure and accelerate […]

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Global Finance is Mobilising to Meet East Asia’s Net-Zero Ambition: IEEFA

Bolder emissions reduction targets by China, Japan and South Korea threaten Australian fossil fuel exports Chinese President Xi Jinping’s surprise announcement at the UN General Assembly in September 2020 that the world’s biggest emitter would become carbon neutral by 2060 has proved pivotal, writes Tim Buckley, IEEFA’s Director Energy Finance Studies, Australia/South Asia, in a […]

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