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  • Toyota EVs recalled after loose wheel concerns

    Toyota has had to recall 2,700 of its electric vehicles (EVs) amid rising concerns that the wheels could fall off. These cars have just been mass-produced and were only launched in Japan two months ago – however, Subaru has also had to recall 2,600 of its EVs, as these were developed alongside Toyota. In a […]

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  • New 195.5MW solar coupled with storage system powered up in Georgia

    A new 195.5MW solar project coupled with a 40MW battery storage system in Mitchell County in Georgia has now been powered up. RWE Renewables’ Hickory Park Solar project consists of more than 650,000 panels that cover an area of around 1,800 acres. It signed a a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Georgia Power in […]

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  • G7 urged to support extending operating life of nuclear reactors

    G7 leaders have been urged to support extending the operating life of nuclear reactors for as long as possible. In a statement, representatives of the global nuclear industry have said nuclear power could provide a sustainable solution for countries to cut fossil fuel use amid the current energy crisis. The heads of the Canadian Nuclear […]

    Posted at June 25, 2022 » By : » Categories : News » Comments Off on G7 urged to support extending operating life of nuclear reactors
  • ‘Net zero will more than double Australian energy bills’

    Striving to achieve net zero by 2050 will see Australian energy bills double and annual wholesale electricity prices quadruple. That’s according to research from the Institute of Public Affairs, which claims that if policy goes ahead as planned and Australia shuts down six more coal-fired power stations by 2030, the cost may be pushed onto […]

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  • ‘Don’t forget mountainous nations in climate change impacts’

    “Unless the international community acts, then I am afraid that my grandchildren will never experience the same sights I did as a child with my father.” That’s the penetrating statement made by the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Zhaparov, who stated in a recent interview with the Independent that countries like his are being swept aside […]

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  • Two people killed by falling EV in Shanghai

    An electric vehicle (EV) made by Chinese company Nio has fallen from the third floor of its headquarters in Shanghai, killing two people. The business has confirmed one of these was a member of staff and the other from a partner company. The car fell with the two deceased inside, as the third floor is […]

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  • Small island nations to slash marine pollution through $515m initiative

    A new $515 million (£420m) initiative to help reduce marine pollution and sustainably manage hazardous chemicals in 33 small island developing states (SIDS) has been launched. The Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-chemical Development in Small Island Developing States Programme (ISLANDS) will help island developing states in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Indian and Pacific ocean regions to […]

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  • Glasto mud toilet sculpture wants a climate chat

    Glastonbury Festival kicked off yesterday with performances from huge names including Paul McCartney, Noel Gallagher and Kendrick Lamar – but they’re not the only ones attracting attention. A sculpture depicting a man on the toilet can be found next to four eco-friendly loos to raise awareness for the waste produced at festivals and the best […]

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  • Price cap forecast to rise to over £3,000

    The energy price cap could rise to £3,000 in the coming months. That’s according to a new analysis by Cornwall Insight which predicts that the default tariff cap will be £2,980 in October and £3,003 in January 2023. The consultancy suggests the increase is primarily led by a rise in gas prices. These have soared […]

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  • Romania granted EU approval for €500m forestry scheme

    The European Commission has approved a €500 million (£429m) scheme in Romania aimed at supporting the growth of new forest areas. The scheme, which will be funded through the Recovery and Resilience Facility until 30th June 2026, is aimed at supporting owners of agricultural land suitable for afforestation to establish new forest areas that will […]

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