Direct air capture companies: With Climeworks plant Iceland emerges as unlikely superpower

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How the massive EV transition is starting in the car rental industry

Tesla Model 3 electric vehicles at a Hertz airport location. Photo by ER Davidson Not long after Hertz Global Holdings emerged from bankruptcy last summer, reorganized after the Covid-19 pandemic stalled the entire car rental industry, the Estero, Florida-based company boldly announced a $ 4.2 billion deal to purchase 100,000 Tesla fully electric vehicles (EVs) … Read more

Environmental groups sue Biden to block oil and gas drilling permits

A polar bear sow and two cubs are seen on the Beaufort Sea coast within the 1002 Area of ​​the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. US Fish and Wildlife Service | Reuters A coalition of environmental groups this week sued the Biden administration in an effort to stop more than 3,500 permit applications from energy companies … Read more

Meta’s Silicon Valley home plans to decarbonize 95% of buildings

A giant digital sign has been seen at Facebook’s corporate headquarters campus in Menlo Park, California, on October 23, 2019. Josh Edelson | AFP | Getty Images Technology hub Menlo Park, California, home to Meta, is teaming up with Brooklyn, New York-based BlocPower in a new form of public-private partnership to electrify thousands of buildings … Read more

Goodbye gasoline cars? EU lawmakers vote to ban new sales from 2035

Traffic in Paris, France, on May 12, 2020. The European Parliament now supports the European Commission’s goal of a 100% cut in emissions from new passenger cars and vans by 2035. Ludovic Marin | AFP | Getty Images European lawmakers have voted to ban the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars and vans in … Read more

Biden announces standards for electric vehicle charging stations

US President Joe Biden announces the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day for the next six months from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as part of administration efforts to lower gasoline prices, during remarks in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building’s South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, March 31, 2022. … Read more

U.S. to ban sale of single-use plastic on public lands, national parks by 2032

Trash in the saw grass at the Big Cypress National Preserve Park. Jeff Greenberg | Universal Images Group | Getty Images The US Interior Department said on Wednesday it will phase out the sale of single-use plastic products in national parks and other public lands by 2032, in an attempt to mitigate a major contributor … Read more

Prince William in rallying cry for the environment

Prince William delivers a speech in London on June 4, 2022. In his speech, the Duke of Cambridge said “decades of making the case for taking better care of our world” meant environmental issues were “now at the top of the global agenda. “ Daniel Leal | AFP | Getty Images Prince William issued a … Read more

Southern California water restrictions start today amid drought

Paul Ramirez, 54, waters the front lawn at his home on St. Louis St. in Boyle Heights, as his dog Bandit, a 2 year old Yorkshire terrier, jumps for joy. Mel Melcon | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images Unprecedented restrictions on outdoor water use go into effect on Wednesday for more than 6 million … Read more

Siemens Mobility inks $8.7 billion deal for high-speed rail in Egypt

A train passes through a station in Egypt. The project involving Siemens Mobility will use trains that can reach a top speed of 230 kilometers per hour, and the line will be fully electrified. Paulvinten | Istock | Getty Images A new high-speed rail line is coming to Egypt, with developer Siemens Mobility saying it … Read more