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Google-backed start-up launches free carbon emissions tracker

A majority (up to 85%) of the emissions from a barrel of oil come when transportation, such as your car, is driven, according to Carbon Tracker. It's a stark example of how difficult the net-zero goal will be for...

Tesla fired an employee after he posted driverless tech reviews on YouTube

John Bernal, the creator of AI Addict on YouTube.Courtesy: AI AddictTesla has fired a former Autopilot employee named John Bernal after he shared candid video reviews on his YouTube channel, AI Addict, showing how the company's Full Self Driving...

GM to begin production next week brand’s first EV

An undated handout photo shows the new Cadillac Lyriq, one of the electric vehicles that General Motors Co said on October 20, 2020, that its Spring Hill, Tennessee, factory will begin to produce.General Motors Co. | ReutersDETROIT — General...

Biden nominee Sarah Bloom Raskin withdraws Federal Reserve candidacy

Sarah Bloom Raskin, President Joe Biden's embattled nominee to the Federal Reserve, on Tuesday withdrew her candidacy to serve at the central bank, ending a weekslong partisan battle in the Senate over her views on climate policy, a person...

Democrats urge Biden to restart climate negotiations in stalled plan

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event at Germanna Community College February 10, 2022 in Culpeper. Virginia.Win McNamee | Getty ImagesMore than 80 House Democrats this week called on President Joe Biden to restart negotiations over his delayed...

Volkswagen VOW VWAGY 2022 annual meeting EV updates

A technician fixes a VW sign in the assembly line of German carmaker Volkswagen's electric ID. 3 car in Dresden, Germany, June 8, 2021.Matthias Rietschel | ReutersVolkswagen said several of its battery-electric models, including the Porsche Taycan, are already...

Starbucks, Volvo test EV charging network at coffee giant’s stores

Volvo will install as many as 60 Volvo-branded, ChargePoint DC fast chargers at up to 15 Starbucks locations along a 1,350-mile route from the Denver area to the coffee company's Seattle headquarters.VolvoDETROIT – Volvo Cars and Starbucks are partnering...

VW and Goldman Sachs-backed Northvolt plans German gigafactory

A lithium-ion prismatic cell battery from Northvolt, photographed on Feb. 17, 2022.Mikael Sjoberg | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesNorthvolt said Tuesday it would look to build a gigafactory in Germany, with the firm hoping the facility's first batteries will be...

Nikola wants to increase shares by 200 million

San Pedro, CA - December 17: The first two zero-emissions electric trucks, from an order of 100 vehicles, delivered from the Nikola Corporation to Total Transportation Services at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro on Friday, December...

BlocPower gets big infusion from Microsoft to convert old buildings to green energy

In a four-story apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, a very small company is implementing a very big idea: Electrify every building in the United States by leasing landlords the necessary equipment to make the transition.BlocPower is a Brooklyn-based...
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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire Thursday, to be replaced by Ketanji Brown Jackson

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will retire a week after the court overturned Roe v. Wade, which established a constitutional right to abortion.
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