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STATEMENT: G7 Leaders Agree to Enhance Climate Action But Leave Developing Countries Without Adequate Climate Finance

WASHINGTON : G7 leaders met in the U.K. over the weekend, where they discussed a broad agenda including next steps for climate action. Together, they agreed to reach net zero emissions no later than 2050 and to halve their collective emissions by 2030. These and other commitments were noted in a new Communique. There were […]

Equinor to Spend More on Renewables, Sets Medium-Term Climate Goals

Biden kicks off electric vehicle push with South Caroline plant ‘tour’

Biden will tour a U.S. electric bus manufacturer Proterra facility. He has proposed spending $20 billion to electrify at least 20% of school buses and $25 billion to electrify some transit vehicles as part of his $2.3 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan. In total, Biden has proposed $174 billion boost EVs, including $100 billion in […]

Okinawa Cuts Price of Electric Scooter Range By Up to Rs 17,892

Biden tax plan replaces U.S. fossil fuel subsidies with clean energy incentives

Linked to the $2.3 trillion infrastructure package, it is part of wider plan that includes boosting the corporate income tax rate from 21% to 28%. WASHINGTON: U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday released details of a tax hike proposal that would replace subsidies for fossil fuel companies with incentives for production of clean energy […]

US Pledges Funding to Help Egypt Move to Solar Power

India can hold electricity-sector emissions by increasing clean power capacity

Washington: India can hold its greenhouse gas emissions from the electricity sector at 2018 levels by increasing its clean power capacity, according to a Berkeley Lab-led team of researchers. A new study recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences from researchers at Berkeley Lab, University of California, Santa Barbara, and University […]

Shri R K Singh, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power Reviews Progress of Energy Transition And Energy Efficiency Measures in The Context of Climate Change

China’s import of polysilicon for solar cells dips 30%

China’s import of polysilicon, the feedstock for solar cells, decreased by 30 percent from 144,503 metric tons (MT) in 2019 to 100,776 MT in 2020, according to Chinese customs statistics. “Though South Korea still exported sizeable volumes from inventories to China throughout the year, the shutdown of a production capacity of 60,500 tons – at […]

Samsung SDI Plans to Mass Produce All-Solid-State Batteries in 2027

India A “Red-Hot Investment Opportunity” For Its Clean Energy Shift: US

Kerry, the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, said he intends to work “very, very closely with” with Indian leadership including Prime Minister Modi and External Minister S Jaishankar Washington:  India is actually a red-hot investment opportunity for its clean energy transition, top US official John Kerry said on Thursday as he praised Prime Minister Narendra […]

Public Procurement to Provide for Purchase Preference in Respect of RE Sector

White House launches clean energy effort, $100 million in technology funding

National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy revealed the news at the White House’s first meeting of the National Climate Task Force, which included cabinet leaders from 21 federal agencies. WASHINGTON: The Biden administration on Thursday announced the U.S. Department of Energy will offer $100 million in funding to support low-carbon energy technologies and create a working […]

US Pledges Funding to Help Egypt Move to Solar Power

Toyota to unveil two new EVs for U.S. market that will go on sale in 2022

The new vehicles for the U.S. market are “the first of many,” Bob Carter, executive vice president of sales for Toyota Motor North America WASHINGTON: Toyota Motor Corp said on Wednesday it will unveil two new electric vehicles that will go on sale next year in the United States amid a growing push by the […]

Okinawa Cuts Price of Electric Scooter Range By Up to Rs 17,892

Doggett moves to extend tax credit for electric vehicle charging

WASHINGTON: Texas Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett is calling on Congress to extend the tax credit for electric vehicle chargers for another five years. The tax credit is due to expire at the end of this year, at a time auto manufacturers are moving swiftly into the electric vehicle space, with dozens of new models scheduled to […]

More EV Charging Stations On The Horizon For Minnesota