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South Korea and Saudi Arabia need oil but eye clean energy

Jan. 18, 2022 20:32 PM EST

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A delegation led by South Korea’s president visiting Saudi Arabia inked a preliminary deal Tuesday to explore a project to develop a potentially cleaner form of energy. The development comes even as Saudi Arabia remains South Korea’s top supplier of crude oil. ...

Beshear outlines proposals for economic development, tourism

Jan. 11, 2022 18:35 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Looking to build on Kentucky's economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear on Tuesday proposed pumping money into developing new industrial development sites and building an Appalachian research center to promote the state's agritech sector. The governor also...

Ford Maverick, Bronco win truck, utility of the year awards

Jan. 11, 2022 12:48 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — For the second year in a row, vehicles from Ford Motor Co. took two of the three North American Car, Truck and Utility of the Year awards. The company's Maverick compact pickup won truck of the year, while its Bronco off-road SUV earned the utility of the year....

Nickel mine developer has major commitment from Tesla

Jan. 11, 2022 09:08 AM EST

TAMARACK, Minn. (AP) — The company that plans to develop a nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has made a major supply deal with Tesla, the electric vehicle maker. Tesla has committed to purchasing 75,000 metric tons of nickel concentrate over six years from Talon Metals' planned...

As spending bill stalls, Biden climate goals remain elusive

Jan. 08, 2022 13:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden faces a steep path to achieve his ambitious goal of slashing planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, amid legislative gridlock that has stalled a $2 trillion package of social and environmental initiatives. Biden’s Build...

Text of Gov. Beshear's State of the Commonwealth speech

Jan. 05, 2022 21:43 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Following is the text of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's State of the Commonwealth speech given Wednesday night: President Stivers, Speaker Osborne, Members of the General Assembly, Lieutenant Governor Coleman, constitutional officers, Chief Justice Minton and...

New GM electric truck faces competition and skeptical buyers

Jan. 05, 2022 14:57 PM EST

PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The competition among U.S. automakers for a still-small pool of consumers seeking electric vehicles is quickly intensifying. General Motors, normally the top-selling U.S. automaker, officially unveiled the Chevrolet Silverado EV Wednesday with a...

$43M battery recycling plant set for Georgia, hiring 150

Jan. 05, 2022 14:17 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A company that aims to recycle lithium ion batteries from vehicles and other uses will build its first large plant in suburban Atlanta, investing $43 million and hiring 150 people. Battery Resourcers, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, made the announcement...

Chrysler aims to be all electric by 2028

Jan. 05, 2022 09:36 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chrysler plans go all electric by 2028, the latest automaker to announce a shift away from gasoline-powered engines under rising pressure to act on climate change. The company said Wednesday that it will launch its first electric vehicle by 2025. Chrysler announced...

Ford jacks up production of electric F-150, cites big demand

Jan. 04, 2022 14:23 PM EST

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford says it will nearly double the annual production of its electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck based on a high number of advance reservations. The company said Tuesday that it will be able to build at a rate of 150,000 pickups per year at its electric...