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Science

Enormous kites flown by robots could help power a Mars colony

By Leah Crane Giant kites could help generate renewable energy on Mars ICHAUVEL/Getty Images Any long-term base camp on Mars…

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Business

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

The number of electric cars, buses, vans and heavy trucks on roads is expected to hit 145 million by 2030,…

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Politics

How the White House could be more green

To create jobs and make the economy less dependent on fossil fuels, President Joe Biden’s $3 trillion infrastructure plan aims…

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Science

Limiting fossil fuel use isn’t enough – we must stop extraction too

By Adam Vaughan Turbines off the coast of Denmark, the biggest wind farm producer wildnerdpix/Alamy FOSSIL fuels aren’t mentioned in…

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Business

Volkswagen CEO says he wants to ‘get close and then overtake’ Tesla

The underbody of an ID.3 electric vehicle is assembled at a Volkswagen facility in Dresden, Germany, on January 29, 2021.…

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USA

Texas power grid operator overcharged companies $16B during winter freeze

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas made a massive error that resulted in $16 billion in overcharges last month when…

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USA

Texas crisis highlights vulnerability of U.S. power grids: “If this isn’t a wake-up call … I don’t know what is”

President Biden assured people in Texas on Friday that the federal government will help them recover in the aftermath of…

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Business

A tidal turbine built in Scotland is now producing power in Japan

The AR500 turbine awaiting installation in waters off the Goto Islands, Japan. A tidal turbine built and tested in Scotland…

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Africa

Eish-kom! Ramaphosa signals possible hike in electricity tariffs

Eskom estimated that, without additional capacity, there would be an electricity supply shortfall of between 4,000 and 6,000 megawatts over…

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Australia

Oil, gas lobby backs net zero emissions by 2050

Australia’s peak oil and gas body has flagged its support for achieving net zero by 2050, as emissions continue to…

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