Toyota issues recall for electric SUV following concerns about wheels

Toyota’s bZ4X electric sport utility vehicle photographed in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Feb. 24, 2022. The Japanese automotive giant has issued a safety recall related to the bZ4X’s wheels. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Japanese automotive giant Toyota issued a safety recall for more than 2,000 of its all-electric SUV, the bZ4X. Announced … Read more

The race to make green hydrogen competitive is on

One type of hydrogen production uses electrolysis, with an electric current splitting water into oxygen and hydrogen. If the electricity used in this process comes from a renewable source then some call it “green” hydrogen. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images Siemens Energy and Air Liquide have announced plans to set up a joint … Read more

World’s largest hybrid ship to ferry passengers between UK, France

An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries it will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the UK and France in the next few years will be the largest hybrid-vessel ever built, according to operator Brittany Ferries. In a statement … Read more

What that means for prices

President Joe Biden called on Congress Wednesday to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax, as he tries to quell the rapid surge in prices at the pump. While experts say a suspension could provide some immediate relief, it could also keep demand elevated, thereby exacerbating tight supply. Consumers are getting hit with higher prices everywhere, … Read more

Volvo has started testing trucks with fuel cells powered by hydrogen

According to Volvo Trucks, fuel cells for the vehicles will be provided by cellcentric, a joint venture with Daimler Truck that was established in March 2021. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Volvo Trucks said Monday that it had begun to test vehicles that use “fuel cells powered by hydrogen,” with the Swedish firm … Read more

Huge offshore wind farm to use recyclable turbine blades

A wind turbine at the Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm, in the Irish Sea. With governments around the world attempting to ramp up their renewable energy capacity, the number of wind turbines worldwide only looks set to grow, which will in turn increase pressure on the sector to find sustainable solutions to the disposal of blades. … Read more

UK firm signs deal to bolster gas supplies as war in Ukraine continues

Russia is a significant supplier of oil and gas. A number of major economies have formulated plans to reduce their reliance on Russian hydrocarbons following its invasion of Ukraine. Sean Gladwell | Moment | Getty Images Norwegian energy firm Equinor said Thursday it would deliver extra gas to the UK’s Centrica over the next three … Read more

Climate change will force some UK communities to move, official says

Houses on the east coast of England, photographed in 2020. On Tuesday, the chief executive of the UK’s Environment Agency said climate change meant some coastal communities would have to move. Owen Humphreys | PA Images | Getty Images The chief executive of the UK’s Environment Agency has issued a stark warning to coastal communities, … Read more

Iberdrola sets up firm focused on recycling wind turbine blades

Wind turbine blades photographed at a site in Denmark. The issue of what to do with blades when they’re no longer needed is a headache for the industry. Jonathanfilskov-photography | Istock | Getty Images Spanish energy firm Iberdrola has jointly established a company that will recycle components used in renewable energy installations, including wind turbine … Read more

CEOs on gas, renewables and the energy crisis

From the Covid-19 pandemic and supply shocks to rising inflation and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, governments and businesses around the world chain are attempting to tackle and solve major crises — many of them interlinked — on multiple fronts. Against this challenging backdrop, energy markets have been roiled, with gas and oil prices surging and … Read more