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What to expect as Big Oil reports second-quarter earnings

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An oil pump jack operates at the Inglewood Oil Field in Culver City, California, U.S., on Sunday, July 11, 2021. Kyle Grillot | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — Oil and gas majors are likely to report bumper second-quarter earnings......

Are electric cars ‘green’? The answer is yes, but it’s complicated

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An electric vehicle charging point in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Nathan Stirk | Getty Images News | Getty Images The number of electric vehicles on the world’s roads is surging, hitting a record number last year. That would seem to be good......

Buildings are a bigger contributor to climate change than cars — these start-ups are trying to help

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This June was the hottest in American history. The 116-degree heat melted power cables in Portland, Oregon, and smashed previous temperature records. Seattle recorded an all-time high of 108 degrees, as did the Canadian province of British Columbia, at a......

Farming and solar power set to combine in Netherlands-based pilot project 

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Drazen_ | E+ | Getty Images Swedish energy firm Vattenfall has been given a permit to build a project in the Netherlands that plans to combine solar power with farming, in the latest example of how renewables and agriculture can......

CO2 emissions set to hit record levels in 2023 and there’s ‘no clear peak in sight,’ IEA says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Power plant querbeet | E+ | Getty Images Only a small chunk of governments’ recovery spending in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been allocated to clean energy measures, according to the International Energy Agency, with the Paris-based organization forecasting......

DeWine Signs Bill Giving County Officials ‘Kill Switch’ on Wind, Solar Projects

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click to enlarge Photo courtesy Wikimedia Commons. A group of wind turbines are seen in Paulding County, Ohio Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation Monday giving county commissioners new powers to kill wind or solar projects early in their development. No such power exists for local officials for coal mines......

Solar Energy Company Supports Homeowners and Communities – Environment

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(John Hansen) – Solar energy isn’t new, but like any worthwhile technology, it has been upgraded. When you think of solar panels, do you think of unsightly blocks marring the lines of your roof? Today’s solar energy panels are a clean and sleek source of renewable energy that increasing numbers......

Utilities present a catch-up trade opportunity with Biden’s $579 billion infrastructure bill in sight, CEO says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Utilities could be the underrated beneficiaries of a U.S. infrastructure overhaul, one CEO says. With Washington lawmakers working to make the Biden administration’s $579 billion infrastructure spending framework a reality, the year’s worst-performing sector could be in for a rebound,......

Credit Suisse CEO says sustainable investing no longer means lower returns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Mischa Keijser | Cultura | Getty Images The CEO of banking giant Credit Suisse told CNBC that the coronavirus pandemic had “substantially accelerated the trend towards ESG and sustainability” and sought to highlight the investment opportunity within the overall space.......

BMW starts European road tests of hydrogen fuel cell cars

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A BMW i Hydrogen Next automobile photographed in Munich, Germany, on March 12, 2021. Andreas Gebert | Bloomberg | Getty Images The BMW Group has started to test vehicles that use a hydrogen fuel cell drivetrain, with the German automotive......

Jaguar Land Rover is developing a hydrogen-powered vehicle and plans to test it out this year

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Land Rover Defender sits on display on the opening day of the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show in Frankfurt, Germany, on September 10, 2019. Krisztian Bocsi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Jaguar Land Rover said Tuesday it was working on......

Cement giant LafargeHolcim is teaming up with GE’s renewables unit on wind turbine recycling 

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Daniel Acker | Bloomberg | Getty Images General Electric’s renewables unit and LafargeHolcim, the world’s biggest cement manufacturer, have struck a deal to explore the recycling of wind turbine blades. A memorandum of understanding will see the companies focus on......

Cornwall, home of the climate-themed G-7 summit, is embracing a push toward renewable energy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This year’s G-7 summit will be held in the county of Cornwall, a part of southwest England known for its stunning coastline, historic fishing communities and natural beauty. As well as being a popular destination for tourists — the county’s......

Europe’s ports will need $7.9 billion of investment to support offshore wind expansion, report says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here This photo shows wind turbine parts at a port in Ostend, Belgium. Philippe Clément/Arterra | Universal Images Group | Getty Images European ports will require new infrastructure and significant investment over the next few years to cope with the growth......

‘A huge moment’: U.S. gives go-ahead for its first major offshore wind farm

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. offshore wind sector took a major step forward Tuesday after authorities gave the green light for the construction and operation of the 800 megawatt (MW) Vineyard Wind 1 project. In a statement, the U.S. Department of the Interior......

Global electric vehicle numbers set to hit 145 million by end of the decade, IEA says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The number of electric cars, buses, vans and heavy trucks on roads is expected to hit 145 million by 2030, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday. According to the IEA’s Global Electric Vehicle Outlook, if governments ramp up their......

A major new facility in Oregon could help transform the prospects of wave energy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With snow-capped mountains, shimmering lakes and vast swathes of forest, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, does not lack for natural beauty. In waters off its coastline, one project is attempting to harness nature’s power by testing......

China could save $1.6 trillion by replacing coal with clean energy, report finds

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here China could stand to benefit economically if it can successfully replace coal with renewable energy, according to a report by financial analytics company TransitionZero. The study looked at the costs, or savings, that the Chinese government would incur if it......

‘Let’s make it count’: World leaders, royalty and environmentalists gear up for major climate summit COP26

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Six years ago, after days of painstaking negotiations, world leaders managed to thrash out a deal on climate change. The result was the Paris Agreement, decided at the COP21 summit in Paris. Described by the United Nations as a legally-binding......

China’s capital envisages 10,000 fuel cell vehicles by 2025

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FILE PHOTO: Visitors look at a display of Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle during the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 6, 2019. Picture taken November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yilei Sun/File Photo SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The city of Beijing aims to have over 10,000 fuel cell vehicles......

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