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Cal on November 18th, 2017

  The world’s first hybrid electric tram, using hydrogen as its main power source, is now operating on a 136-year-old railway in the Chinese city of Tangshan. It will be operating in more cities in China as well as abroad. Having three carriages with 66 seats, the tram can run for 40 kilometers at a maximum speed […]

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Cal on November 12th, 2017

The European Commission is proposing a 30% CO2 reduction from 2021 to 2030 for light-duty vehicles (new cars and vans). 2025 will have an intermediary target of a 15% reduction. The purpose is to spur a rapid transition from internal combustion engines to alternative fuels. The proposed regulation applies to all passenger cars and light commercial […]

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Cal on September 15th, 2017

German automaker Volkswagen announced it plans to invest more than 20 billion euros ($24 billion) in zero-emission vehicles by 2030, primarily electric cars. The world’s largest automaker said this week it would add 80 new electric cars across its multi-brand group by 2025, up from a previous goal of 30, and wanted to offer an electric version […]

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Cal on September 13th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey appears to be the most destructive event for cars in the history of the US. Based on early estimates floodwaters destroyed hundreds of thousands of vehicles causing US auto companies to bump up production beyond their original plans for this year. Ethylene is one of the most important petrochemicals on the planet and much […]

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Cal on September 11th, 2017

The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is forecasting a crippling 1 gigawatt energy shortfall in 2022, as Australia’s coal power plants begin to shut down, potentially leading to electric power shortages and rising prices for consumers. In particular, the proposed closure of the Liddell coal-fired power station in 2022 will materially increase the risk of […]

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Cal on September 9th, 2017

    International consultancy company DNV GL projects natural gas will become the world’s largest single source of energy after 2034. DNV GL predicts that global demand for energy will flatten in 2030, then steadily decline over the next two decades, thanks to steep changes in energy efficiency. Fossil fuel’s share of the world’s primary energy mix […]

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Cal on June 15th, 2017

Globally, more people live in urban areas than in rural areas, with 54% of the world’s population residing in urban areas in 2014. By 2050, 66% of the world’s population is projected to be urban. About half of urban dwellers reside in relatively small settlements of less than 500,000 inhabitants, while nearly one in eight live […]

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Cal on April 21st, 2017

Japanese automaker Toyota announced plans to build a fleet of heavy-duty, zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell trucks. If Toyota does go forward with the concept, this would be the most powerful hydrogen fuel cell vehicle on the market. The truck would generate more than 670 horsepower and 1,325 pound-feet of torque from two Mirai fuel cell stacks […]

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