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

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

Vietnam jails high-profile environmentalist for tax evasion | Environment News

Nguy Thi Khanh, a globally recognized campaigner on climate and the environment, has been sent to prison for two years. Nguy Thi Khanh, a prominent campaigner for the environment who convinced Vietnam to reduce the amount of coal in its national energy plan, has been jailed for two years after being found guilty of tax … 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

UN chief slams ‘delusional’ fossil fuels dash amid Ukraine war | Climate Crisis News

Antonio Guterres warns that ‘perilous doubling down’ on coal, oil and gas by major economies will worsen climate change. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has accused some rich countries of having made a dangerous dash for fossil fuels in response to the war in Ukraine, warning the new being made in coal, oil and gas are … Read more

Can MENA countries fight climate change the same way? | Climate Crisis News

Global climate talks are coming to the hottest and driest part of the planet. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region will host the next United Nations climate change conference where decision-makers from around the world will come together to agree on actions required to limit rising temperatures. Last year, governments made a pact … Read more

Texas energy grid expects surging demand as temperatures rise | Energy News

With temperatures rising to nearly 39 C, Texas energy provider states it will have enough supply to match record demand. In the face of economic growth and surging temperatures that cause increased air conditioner use, Texas broke previous power demand records for the month of June earlier this week. According to reporting by Reuters, the … Read more