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Israeli minister sees opportunity at UN climate conference

Oct. 21, 2021 03:58 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s new environmental protection minister has set some ambitious goals: She believes she can use her office to play an important role in the global battle against climate change while also promoting peace in the volatile Middle East. Tamar...

Eielson to receive Air Force's first nuclear microreactor

Oct. 20, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A base in interior Alaska has been chosen by the U.S. Air Force to receive its first nuclear microreactor. Eielson Air Force Base was selected in a project that began in 2019, when a National Defense Authorization Act requirement to identify...

France's $35B innovation plan includes nuclear reactor funds

Oct. 12, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled a 5-year, 30 billion-euro ($35 billion) investment plan for developing innovative technology and industrial activity, including building small nuclear reactors, electric cars and greener airplanes. The...

New Mexico governor thanks oil and gas, cheers hydrogen plan

Oct. 05, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Democratic governor is seeking legislation to help jump-start hydrogen production from natural gas in her state, a process that generates harmful greenhouse gases but could one day be harnessed to provide environmental benefits. Gov....

Putin calls for smoother transition to green technologies

Oct. 05, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that “the hysteria” engulfing European energy markets has been driven by insufficient investment in energy industries, arguing that the world needs a smoother transition to green energy technologies. ...

Japan counts on Asian market to help shift to green energy

Oct. 04, 2021 21:57 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is focusing on its neighbors in Asia as it hopes to take a leadership role in the growing push to reduce emissions, having earmarked $10 billion to help the region speed up the move away from fossil fuels. The Economy and Industry Ministry hosted the...

Daimler's trucks, luxury cars to go their separate ways

Oct. 01, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shareholders in Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury cars, on Friday approved the spinoff of the company's truck division, a move intended to let the world's largest maker of trucks react faster to change and focus on the new low-emission technologies...

OPEC long-term outlook with crude at 3-year highs: rosy

Sep. 28, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — While acknowledging the inevitable advance of alternative energy sources and technology, OPEC said that oil would be the leading energy source for decades to come as crude prices reached three-year highs Tuesday. In its annual World Oil...

Report: Solar could power 40% of US electricity by 2035

Sep. 08, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solar energy has the potential to supply up to 40% of the nation’s electricity within 15 years — a 10-fold increase over current solar output, but one that would require massive changes in U.S. policy and billions of dollars in federal investment to modernize the...

Electric boats making waves without the noise

Sep. 02, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

The auto industry has raced ahead on an electric wave with more manufacturers joining the race seemingly every day. The boating industry has sputtered far behind, bogged down by low-horsepower engines and batteries that take up nearly half the boat. ...