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    4 Chinese Solar Companies Evaded U.S. Tariffs, Investigation Finds

    4 Chinese Solar Companies Evaded U.S. Tariffs, Investigation Finds

    A federal investigation has preliminarily determined four major Chinese solar-cell manufacturers circumvented U.S. tariffs by rerouting portions of their operation through Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, The Wall Street Journal reports. Solar panels from those countries account for about 80% of U.S. imports. The Commerce Department investigation, initiated in March, caused industry disruption; the Biden […]

    3 UK Universities Ban Fossil Fuel Companies From Recruiting on Campus

    3 UK Universities Ban Fossil Fuel Companies From Recruiting on Campus

    Three more UK universities have answered the call to ban fossil fuel companies from recruiting on campus.  Following the launch of a student-led campaign, the University of Bedfordshire, University of the Arts London and Wrexham Glyndwr University all said that their career services would end all relationships with recruiters from the oil, gas and mining […]

    Applications Open for $80 Million in Funding for Energy Improvements in Public Schools

    Applications Open for $80 Million in Funding for Energy Improvements in Public Schools

    The Biden administration has opened up applications for public schools to access $80 million in grants for funding energy improvements. The Renew America’s Schools grant program will service high-need K-12 school districts. The funding is part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The U.S. Department of Energy announced the open applications on November 29. […]

    Airbus CEO Says Zero-Carbon Flights Could be Delayed by Lack of Hydrogen Supply

    Airbus CEO Says Zero-Carbon Flights Could be Delayed by Lack of Hydrogen Supply

    The CEO of the world’s biggest plane manufacturer warned that low-carbon flights could be delayed.  Airbus had previously promised to build the world’s first zero-emission airplane by 2035, but its chief executive Guillaume Faury said this new aircraft would have difficulty getting off the ground if hydrogen fuel was not developed quickly enough. “Availability or […]

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Africa’s Shortsighted Focus on Natural Gas Instead of Renewables Risks Stranding Assets and ‘Economic Turmoil,’ Analysts Say

    Mozambique’s burgeoning methane gas export industry shows the consequences of industrialized nations’ failure to fund developing countries’ expansion of renewable energy, Bloomberg reports. Only one-third of Mozambique residents have access to electricity (70% of which is produced by hydroelectric facilities). Now, European nations like Germany and Italy are buying all the gas they can, while […]

    Rolls-Royce Tests Hydrogen as Fuel in Gas Turbine Jet Engine

    Rolls-Royce Tests Hydrogen as Fuel in Gas Turbine Jet Engine

    On a military site in England, a Rolls-Royce AE-2100A gas turbine jet engine — used in regional aircraft all over the world — is undergoing flight tests using hydrogen fuel for the first time, reported BBC News. The tests are being conducted in partnership with airline easyJet. In the short term, the purpose of the […]