Joe Manchin opposes SEC climate disclosure rule

Chairman Joe Manchin, DW.Va., conducts a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on domestic and international energy price trends, in Dirksen Building on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. tom williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin said Monday that he is “deeply concerned” about the new climate disclosures proposed by the … Read more

China’s BYD ends full combustion engine cars to focus on electric, plug-in hybrids

A BYD Co. electronic vehicle (EV) is charged at an EV charging station at the company’s campus in the Pingshan district of Shenzhen, China. Brent Lewin | Bloomberg | Getty Images China’s largest electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD said that as of last month it stopped making combustion engine vehicles and now produces full electric … Read more

New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 24 mpg

DETROIT (AP) — New vehicles sold in the United States will have to travel an average of at least 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2026 under new rules unveiled Friday by the government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said its fuel economy requirements will undo a rollback of standards enacted under President … Read more

How hackers and geopolitics could derail the planned energy transition

This image shows an onshore wind turbine in the Netherlands. Mischa Keijser | Picture Source | Getty Images Discussions about the energy transition, what it means and whether it’s actually underway at all, have become major talking points in recent years. How the transition — which can be seen as a shift away from fossil … Read more

Autos union chief responds to Elon Musk ‘inviting’ UAW to organize Tesla workers

Founder and CEO of Tesla Motors Elon Musk speaks during a media tour of the Tesla Gigafactory, which will produce batteries for the electric carmaker, in Sparks, Nevada. James Glover II | Reuters If Tesla CEO Elon Musk is serious about welcoming organizing efforts of the company’s US workforce, the automaker should rehire a fired … Read more

Canada to increase oil, gas exports amid push to displace Russia | Oil and Gas News

Canada says move comes after European allies said they ‘need help’ as they ease dependence on Russian energy supplies. Canada plans to increase oil and gas exports this year by up to 300,000 barrels per day, the country’s natural resources minister has said, as nations seek to wean themselves off Russian energy supplies amid the … Read more

Nikola begins production of battery-electric Tre semitruck

Nikola Motor’s Tre semi-truck. Nikola Motor Company Electric heavy-truck startup Nikola announced on Wednesday that it has begun production of the battery-powered version of its electric Tre semitruck at its factory in Coolidge, Arizona, beating rival Tesla’s electric semitruck to market. Nikola plans to begin deliveries of the trucks in the second quarter, executives said … Read more

SEC climate rule: Winners and losers

The seal of the US Securities and Exchange Commission hangs on the wall at SEC headquarters in Washington. Jonathan Ernest | Reuters The Securities and Exchange Commission on Monday released a proposal for new rules that would require companies to disclose their risks related to climate change and their greenhouse gas emissions. It will be … Read more

Robot Truckers Could Replace 500K US Jobs

The robots will take the most tedious, most dangerous jobs first, in most things. Trucking is no exception. Autonomous driving engineers are squarely focused on long-haul freight, the interstate runs with almost no complexity save for a slow curve or an E-ZPass lane. As such, those routes are some of the simpler challenges on the … Read more

Why Elon Musk and Tesla are banking on a Minnesota nickel mine

As automakers around the world set bold targets for vehicle electrification, many in the industry are looking to nickel — an integral component of most lithium ion batteries — as a major hurdle. While there’s enough nickel in the ground to support a major EV ramp up, there are not enough planned mining projects or … Read more