Honda ditches diesels, plans to phase out gas-only cars in Europe in 2022

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Honda has long been considered an electromobility laggard, but tightening emissions regulations in Europe are forcing its hand. Honda has accelerated its plans for all its European mainstream car models to be electrified from 2025 to 2022 and our hybrid technology will play a key role in achieving this goal,” a spokesperson told Auto Express. “We We plan for European production of diesel powertrains to cease by the end of 2022.

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The legal status of the Section 201 tariffs on solar panels, which expire in 2022

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First polystyrene recycling plants in Europe will use depolymerisation

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A significant milestone has been reached with plans to build commercial polystyrene (PS) recycling plants in Europe, according to the firms behind it: INEOS Styrolution, Recycling Technologies and Trinseo.

ENERGY STORAGE EUROPE 2021 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

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The next ENERGY STORAGE will be held according to its usual cycle in spring 2022. Exact dates will be announced next year after consultation with the event partners

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Enel to Build 14GW of Renewables by 2022 as Decarbonization Race Heats Up

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Between 2020 and 2022, the Italian group will invest €11.5 billion in 2022. Germany’s RWE became one of the largest renewable energy power producers in Europe following an asset swap with rival E.On.

Millor will manufacture cobalt-free lithium-ion batteries in Europe

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Among these raw materials is cobalt, which is expensive, scarce and not found in Europe. The first functional battery prototypes are expected in early 2022 and the results of the project will be made public by the end of 2023.

2020: Europe’s Energy Transition in 5 Trends

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With no agreement among European leaders on the candidates that did step forward, von der Leyen’s vision for Europe came a year after the campaigning was over. Offshore wind’s importance in Europe has been solidified through 2020.

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Volvo to launch a range of electric trucks in Europe in 2021

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Volvo Trucks plans to offer a complete range of all-electric heavy-duty trucks in Europe, starting in 2021. Sales will begin next year, and volume production will start in 2022.

Honda accelerates electrification plans for Europe, passes over US

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The bad news: the trend is increasingly bypassing the North American market, as many of the new EVs, including models from US automakers , are to be sold only in China or Europe. Honda recently underlined this trend, announcing that it will sell only electric and hybrid vehicles in Europe beginning in 2022, three years earlier than previously planned. The BMW i3 and smart’s line of nimble city cars move modest quantities here, but are top sellers in Europe.

Budweiser Brewer Signs Europe’s ‘Largest Corporate Solar PPA’

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will supply enough electricity for 14 breweries in Western Europe. Completion of the projects — one of them to be called the Budweiser Solar Farm — is expected by March 2022. As we welcome the new European Green Deal, we now ask our consumers, customers, colleagues, business partners and fellow companies to join us in shifting towards renewable power," Jason Warner, president for Europe, AB InBev, said in a statement. Europe has lagged the U.S.

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'Europe's largest': Zenobe plots 'pioneering' 100MW battery project near Chester

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Zenobe claims Battery will be largest grid-connected battery in Europe and first to absorb reactive power directly from a transmission network.

Coronavirus Won’t Knock Europe’s Solar Rebound Off Course, Experts Say

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Europe's solar renaissance looks set to continue blossoming despite the impact of the coronavirus and falling power prices, experts and investors say. New installations more than doubled last year across Europe, hitting 16.7

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'Stuck on the starting line': Is the UK lagging behind Europe in the race for clean steel?

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The UK is lagging far behind the rest of Europe in the race to decarbonise the steel industry, a study by the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) has warned. But the report warned the UK is lagging behind Europe's progress on a number of fronts.

Europe Is Sinking Billions Into Beating Asia on Batteries. Will It Pay Off?

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Europe is sinking billions of dollars into research in an attempt to overturn Asia’s dominance of the battery market, but analysts believe it could be in vain.

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Statkraft announces plans to build 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile

Renewable Energy World

The construction is planned to commence in August and completion is scheduled for second half of 2022. Europe Latin America News Hydropower New Development Turbines and Mechanical ComponentsStatkraft announces it has decided to start construction of the 51.6-MW Los Lagos hydropower plant in Chile.

Trombia tests a fully autonomous electric street sweeper that doesnt waste water

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Trombia Technologies, which patented its first street sweeping technology in 2013, has products being used in at least seven countries throughout North America, Northern Europe and Central Europe.

Honda turns up the voltage in Europe: another new EV, no more diesels, no more hydrogen

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The E is scheduled to go on sale on the Continent in summer 2020 with a $33,000 price tag, and the automaker says it’s working on a second EV to be launched in 2022.

Volta selects Meritor to supply electric drivetrains

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This will support the delivery of Volta Zero vehicles for customer trials during 2021, and the start of series production in 2022. The company says its Volta Zero will be the first fully-electric large commercial vehicle in Europe to use an eAxle to drive the rear wheels.

Bogotá orders 596 new electric buses—fleet of 1,485 e-buses will be the largest outside China

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The new e-buses are expected to be in operation by 2022, and will operate in the Fontibón, Usme and Perdomo areas. Europe’s largest fleet is in Moscow , which operates 450 electric buses, and plans to have 2,600 by 2024.).

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Trombia tests a fully autonomous electric street sweeper that doesnt waste water

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Trombia Technologies, which patented its first street sweeping technology in 2013, has products being used in at least seven countries throughout North America, Northern Europe and Central Europe. Trombia Free will roll out through a year-long pilot program in 2021, and mass deliveries are set to begin in early 2022. Eco Green a-beautiful-and antti-nikkanen central-europe electric vehicle energy efficient north sweeper-on-path trombia-technologies water white-electric

5 electric bus makers shifting into next gear

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public transit bus market consisted of electric buses at the end of 2017 — a nascent market when compared to deployment rates of 12-14 percent in Europe and Asia. Success for AB Volvo in Europe has been largely driven by regional emissions reduction goals.

Romania to deploy 123 Solaris electric buses

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Polish bus builder Solaris has further expanded its penetration of Europe’s public transport market with a hefty order for 123 electric buses in Romania. All the orders are to be completed by the end of 2022.

Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet

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Last summer, the investment arm of northern Europe’s largest financial services group dropped Brazilian meat giant JBS from its portfolio. Why investors are putting biodiversity on the balance sheet. Clouse. Thu, 03/04/2021 - 02:11. Reprinted from GreenFin Weekly, a free weekly newsletter.

Norfolk town’s gas supply set to go green

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Methane produced from food waste and other sources is a greenhouse gas (GHG) which is 28-34 times more powerful than CO2, according to United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Attelborugh in Nortfolk (image credit: John McLinden , CC BY-ND 2.0 license).

Brookfield Renewable, Plug Power partner on hydropower-fueled hydrogen plant

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and is expected to be online by late 2022, with construction slated to begin by in the first quarter of 2022. Plug Power Inc. and Brookfield Renewable Partners L.P.

Nissan to offer electric options for all new models in Japan

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According to Nikkei, the LEAF and Nissan’s hybrid models accounted for 25% of sales in fiscal 2018, and the company aims to expand this share to 50% by 2022. The company’s longer-term plans include more electrified models for Europe and China—it hopes to make EVs and hybrids 50% of sales in Europe and 30% in China by 2022. Nissan was an early EV pioneer, but although the LEAF is still a common sight on the streets, sales have been flat in the US.

Lucid Motors goes public in long-awaited SPAC deal

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The Air is slated to arrive in Europe in 2022, followed by China in 2023. Lucid Motors has confirmed that it is going public through a merger with Churchill Capital IV (CCIV).

ABB to supply electric power systems for ten Lisbon ferries

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The ten new ferries will be operated by the public ferry company Transtejo on three key routes linking Lisbon to Cacilhas, Seixal and Montijo on the south bank of the Tagus, and will enter service between 2022 and 2024.

Nissan to sell only electrified cars in China by 2025

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Nissan has become the latest automaker to announce a regional phase-out of gas-only cars (Honda recently announced it would sell only hybrids and EVs in Europe after 2022). Now Nissan says all models sold in China will be either electric or hybrid by 2025. The Japanese automaker will introduce nine electrified (EV or hybrid) models in China by that date. The first of these will be a vehicle equipped with its hybrid e-Power system, to be launched next year.

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BASF to build battery materials plant in Germany, supplying up to 400,000 EVs per year

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Chemical company BASF announced a new battery materials production site in Schwarzheide, Germany, as part of its multi-step investment in Europe’s EV value chain. Startup of the two plants is planned for 2022. With these investments in Finland and Germany, BASF says it will be the first cathode active materials supplier with local production capacities in today’s three major markets—Asia, the US and Europe.

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Iberdrola and 50Hertz sign construction agreement for Baltic Eagle offshore substation

Renewable Energy World

Fabrication is already progressing at different locations in Europe and platform manufacturing has already started at Belgian yards. Sail out to the site is planned for 2022, while completion of the offshore installation and commissioning is expected to take place in 2023.

Unilever unveils 'world's first' paper-based laundry detergent bottle

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Firm intends to roll out paper bottles for its Omo brand in early 2022 in bid to cut down on plastic.

Keep your eyes on these 9 electric truck and van companies in 2021

GreenBiz

The vans are expected to start rolling out for delivery in 2022. Across the company, Ford’s investment in electrifying vehicles through 2022 totals $11.5 The Nikola Two is intended for North America, and the Nikola Tre is available in Europe, Asia and Australia.

Total and Macquarie Invest in 2.3GW Portfolio of Floating Wind Projects in South Korea

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In 2022, Equinor’s Hywind Tampen demonstration project will likely become the world’s largest at 88-megawatts. West Coast, Southern Europe and East Asia. Europe has dominated the early exploration of floating offshore wind.

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A sneak peek at VW’s ID.4 electric crossover

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In Europe, the buzz is all about Volkswagen’s upcoming ID.3, at at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, starting in 2022. but we Yanks are much more excited about the next vehicle in the pipeline, the ID.4,

IKEA debuts plant-based meatballs

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The plant balls will launch across Europe in August, before rolling out across the world. IKEA Food has set a goal of offering 20% plant-based dishes by 2022. Green a-standard-part classic Eco europe home positive news project rehabilitation species-as-well terraceWhile a plate of Swedish meatballs has long been a standard part of an IKEA visit for omnivores, vegetarians endured the shopping trip on an empty stomach. Now, they hunger no more.

UK Storage Startup Moixa Raises $6M to Fuel ‘Exponential Growth’ Plans

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and Europe. Europe and potentially other markets in Asia where Itochu is not a major player. Moixa and Honda will launch the e:PROGRESS smart-charging platform in Europe later this summer. smart storage startup Moixa has raised £4.6 million ($5.8

Statkraft and Aquila Capital sign 5-year PPA for 50MW Spanish park

Renewable Energy World

This is a 5-year power purchase agreement starting in 2022 with an innovative price structure in which Aquila Capital will provide Statkraft with 100% green electricity at competitive price levels.

Ireland’s Energy Market is Unexpected Brexit Victim

GreenTechMedia

All of Ireland’s energy interconnections with Europe run through Great Britain. which itself has 4 GW of interconnection capacity with mainland Europe. is building new interconnectors to mainland Europe, potentially easing some of the strain on exports to Ireland. The U.K.’s

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Amazon reveals first of Rivian electric delivery vans

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The company already operates hundreds of EVs worldwide, including e-cargo bikes in New York City and Europe. The company hopes to have 10,000 of the custom EVs on the road in 2022, and all 100,000 by 2030. “We Amazon is pursuing a multi-track strategy to electrify its delivery fleet.

Why US Solar Tariffs Almost Worked, and Why They Don’t Now

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The Section 201 tariffs are currently scheduled to phase out on February 7, 2022. than in Europe or Canada. This article is an extract from Wood Mackenzie's report ‘ The US solar trade barriers (almost) worked. But they won't any more ’ In January 2018, the U.S.

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Bloom Energy Soars After Launch Into Green Hydrogen Market

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Bloom says it will ship a 100-kilowatt pilot server to South Korea in early 2021, and is planning a 1-megawatt installation in 2022, both with funding in place.

BP and Ørsted Launch Green Hydrogen Partnership

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It is hoped the site will be operational by 2024 with a final investment decision in 2022. As well as a healthy policy environment, the country is already the largest hydrogen end-user, responsible for one-fifth of Europe's consumption.