Energy & Green Tech

Are microgrids a key to grid resiliency?

The aging energy grid is being pushed to the breaking point. Power outages from extreme weather alone cost anywhere from $2 billion to $77 billion per year. And some isolated communities still rely on diesel generators for ...

Automotive

UK rail sector on track to diesel-free trains

As host of the recent COP26 climate summit, Britain's drive to help slash global carbon emissions will involve keeping to its own target of phasing out diesel trains over the next two decades, industry bodies and observers ...

Energy & Green Tech

A road map to ending diesel vehicle pollution

Researchers have developed a road map to accelerate the removal of light diesel vehicles, including cars, utes and vans, from New Zealand roads in a quest to clear the air.

Automotive

VW's electric push 'can't go any faster', says CEO

Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess said Monday it was "impossible" for the German car giant's electric transformation to happen any faster, but he accused Angela Merkel's government of holding back change with generous ...

Energy & Green Tech

North African sun offers green hope but state role key

Blessed with year-round sunshine, North Africa has enormous potential for solar energy, but the huge investment and state subsidies required for large-scale projects are a challenge for cash-strapped regional governments.

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