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Reform’s National Organiser Claimed Tommy Robinson Had Been ‘Persecuted’

DeSmogBlog

One of Reform UK ’s senior officials publicly defended far-right figure Stephen Yaxley-Lennon (also known as Tommy Robinson), DeSmog can reveal. The party is standing by Noel Matthews, who is running as Reform’s parliamentary candidate for North West Leicestershire, despite other candidates having been dropped for similar offences. In 2018, Matthews posted an article on Twitter from the U.S. conservative magazine National Review.

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MIT Enters the Hydrogen Extraction Equation

Hydrogen Fuel News

New tech may soon stimulate underground H2 production, extracting it out of rocks below New technology is in development to help stimulate the natural production of hydrogen fuel underground, opening the potential to obtain H2 more cheaply than the current most popular methods. The research is being conducted at MIT The strategy is being pursued by Professor Iwnetim Abate, a Chipman Career Development Professor and Assistant Professor of Minerals Science and Engineering at MIT.

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Deal Dive: Not all climate startups are focused on carbon

TechCrunch: Climate

Windfall Bio sells methane-eating microbes to companies to help them reduce their carbon footprint in the short-term. © 2024 TechCrunch. All rights reserved. For personal use only.

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Climate targets oversight group backtracks after staff revolt

Financial Times: Energy

Science Based Targets initiative says its guidance on carbon offsets has not changed pending draft rules in July

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The Key to Sustainable Energy Optimization: A Data-Driven Approach for Manufacturing

Speaker: Kevin Kai Wong, President of Emergent Energy Solutions

In today's industrial landscape, the pursuit of sustainable energy optimization and decarbonization has become paramount. ♻️ Manufacturing corporations across the U.S. are facing the urgent need to align with decarbonization goals while enhancing efficiency and productivity. Unfortunately, the lack of comprehensive energy data poses a significant challenge for manufacturing managers striving to meet their targets. 📊 Join us for a practical webinar hosted by Kevin Kai Wong of Emergent Ene

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Nidec starts EV charger production at upgraded US plant

Charged

Japanese electric systems manufacturer Nidec has begun production at its newly upgraded facility in Cleveland, Ohio. The expansion includes new manufacturing lines for Nidec’s DC fast EV chargers and power conversion systems for battery energy storage systems. Nidec aims to expand its battery storage installed base and EV charger deployments that support energy distributors, companies, and municipalities throughout Europe into the US market, having received third-party certification to meet US s

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Industry to face ‘strict tests’ for public funding to incentivise green energy, Jim Chalmers says

The Guardian: Energy

Treasurer offers more detail on forthcoming Future Made in Australia plan after concerns raised by productivity commissioner Get our morning and afternoon news emails , free app or daily news podcast Tax breaks and subsidies may be offered to industry as part of the government’s yet-to-be-detailed Future Made in Australia plan – but Jim Chalmers says there will be “strict tests” on public funding for the green energy strategy.

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What Ever Happened to Master Limited Partnerships?

R-Squared Energy

A decade ago, master limited partnerships (MLPs), were a favored investment class for income investors. They have unique tax advantages that resulted in significant advantages over other income equities. In a nutshell, MLPs aren’t taxed at the corporate level. MLPs pass profits directly to unitholders in the form of periodic distributions. This arrangement avoids the double taxation of corporate income and dividends affecting traditional corporations and their shareholders and, all things being

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Tesla’s Tenuous Hold On EV Market May Mean Opening Up South Asia

CleanTechnica

Tesla is planning to send a team of people to scout for locations in India this month. The broad brush strokes of the upcoming discussions reportedly will affirm the company’s investment plans in the South Asia nation — including setting up a manufacturing facility and increasing purchases of auto parts. [continued] The post Tesla’s Tenuous Hold On EV Market May Mean Opening Up South Asia appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Yes, EV Owners Complain A Lot. But Most Will Tell You To Buy One!

CleanTechnica

Even the best relationships can be hard sometimes. You can truly and deeply love someone, but you won’t always see eye to eye with them about everything. So, it’s said that strong couples aren’t strong because they don’t fight, but they’re strong because they fight well. It’s OK to have. [continued] The post Yes, EV Owners Complain A Lot.

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Car Exhaust & Alzheimer’s — Thank You, Mickey Mouse

CleanTechnica

New research from Australian and Singaporean scientists have found a link between car exhaust and Alzheimer’s. It was even on the mainstream news last night. This opens up a whole new argument in favour of the uptake of electric vehicles and the removal of fossil fuels. It has long been. [continued] The post Car Exhaust & Alzheimer’s — Thank You, Mickey Mouse appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Electrofuels Are the Future: The Driving Force to Decarbonizing Heavy Transport

Speaker: Ayesha Choudhury - Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Infinium

With the first wave of the energy transition, renewable energy sources (such as solar and wind) have begun replacing coal power generation. However, some sectors are lagging behind and struggling to decarbonize more than others, including large-scale transportation like commercial aviation, shipping, and rail transit. Electrofuels (aka eFuels) are the next generation of solutions to help the hardest-to-abate sectors pivot from their reliance on fossil fuels.

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Good News About Electric Cars — They’re Driving Down Electricity Rates

CleanTechnica

Electric cars are making news this week in new reports that highlight price parity with conventional cars in the used car market. The post Good News About Electric Cars — They’re Driving Down Electricity Rates appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Tesla [TSLA] Still Worth More Than Toyota, Porsche, Mercedes, & Hyundai Combined

CleanTechnica

Tesla’s stock price and market cap are down considerably this year, on the back of slightly drooping sales (instead of 50% growth year over year), rumors of the more affordable Tesla being canceled, and a slow Cybertruck (and Semi) ramp-up. Tesla Full Self Driving (Supervised) has improved greatly with version. [continued] The post Tesla [TSLA] Still Worth More Than Toyota, Porsche, Mercedes, & Hyundai Combined appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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Volkswagen ID Buzz Robotaxis for Hamburg

CleanTechnica

Volkswagen has been talking about ID Buzz robotaxis for years. More than three years ago, I wrote that the ID Buzz would be the first Volkswagen vehicles to drive autonomously, according to Volkswagen. Last year, we wrote about 10 self-driving ID Buzz vans coming to Austin, Texas. Naturally, these don’t. [continued] The post Volkswagen ID Buzz Robotaxis for Hamburg appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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How To NOT Promote Better Streets For Bikes & Pedestrians

CleanTechnica

A couple weeks ago, I came across an article that advocated for better pedestrian and cyclist safety. While nobody wants people to be unsafe and nobody likes seeing death and destruction, there are a few clichéd things the article does that I see all the time, and they’re not good. [continued] The post How To NOT Promote Better Streets For Bikes & Pedestrians appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

With 191 country signatories to the Paris Climate Agreement now hard at work in the race to zero carbon by 2050, much of the heavy lifting in ecosystem sustainability falls on the shoulders of the world's densely populated urban centers. This conversation considers how today's AI-enabled simulation media, such as AR/VR, can be effectively applied to accelerate learning, understanding, training, and solutions-modeling to sustainability planning and design.

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13 Potential Tesla Demand Factors (Good & Bad) In Coming Years

CleanTechnica

With Tesla sales dropping in the 1st quarter, one of the hottest topics of discussion lately has been Tesla consumer demand going forward. How high is it going to be in 2024, 2025, 2030? No one really has a clue. Those who would like it to be really high expect. [continued] The post 13 Potential Tesla Demand Factors (Good & Bad) In Coming Years appeared first on CleanTechnica.

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