India cuts royalties for mining 12 critical minerals, including Vanadium

India's Cabinet has approved new royalty rates for mining of 12 critical and strategic minerals -- Beryllium, Cadmium, Cobalt, Gallium, Indium, Rhenium, Selenium, Tantalum, Telluri...

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India to launch second tranche of auction of critical and strategic mineral blocks

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India will launch the second tranche of auction of critical and strategic mineral blocks on February 29, the government informed in a press release. Union Minister of Coal, Mines &...

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BYD Americas chief says Mexico plant by year end, but no plans for exports to USA

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Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD has no plans of selling its passenger EVs in the US and finds the market "complicated" and "confusing", the CEO of its Americas operation said. S...

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US DoE announces $710 mn in loans to EV tech makers

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The US Department of Energy announced it has issued preliminary approval for nearly $710 million in loans to companies manufacturing electric vehicle (EV) components. The lion's sh...

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BluSmart becomes zero-emissions company following deal for 30 MW green power

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India's all-electric ride hailing company BluSmart has signed a multi-year power purchase agreement with Tata Power to source green power, in the process becoming India's first mob...

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BYD goes upscale, plans to launch multiple luxury models this year

The BYD Yangwang U8 has raised comparisons with the Range Rover. Image: BYD

Chinese carmaker BYD plans to launch a number of "high-end luxury" models by the end of this year, the company told the Hong Kong stock market in an exchange filing. The move refle...

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Cleantech funding hits record, but falls short of what net zero pathways require

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Brookfield's latest fundraise and the record money pumped into the energy transition sector last year show investors have an appetite for cleantech risk. The world needs more of it...

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JSW to set up EV and battery operations in Odisha

JSW Chairman Sajjan Jindal shows Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik the planned complex. Image: Press Release

India's steel and energy focused conglomerate JSW Group has selected Odisha for its integrated electric vehicles (EV) and battery manufacturing project that will mark the comp...

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No looking back: Energy transition in Europe, the UK

In many ways, this year was the tipping point for renewable energy. The world has woken up to the imperative of energy transition, and countries around the world have made progress...

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From clean energy to clean cooking, Modi outlines vision for rooftop solar + battery installations

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The Government of India will announce a package to make the country atmanirbhar in the battery domain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced. Speaking at the Bharat Mobility event...

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Tesla plans LFP battery supply chain in Nevada gigafactory

Tesla is bringing its supply chain for lithium iron phosphate batteries (LFP) to the US, media reports suggest. The electric vehicle maker is looking to expand its battery facility...

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Panasonic eyes productivity boost before third battery plant in North America

Panasonic's Lithium-ion EV battery plant in Dalian, China. Image: Panasonic

Panasonic might put its third battery plant in North America on hold and focus on boosting productivity instead, Group CEO Yuki Kusumi said in an interview. "I keep telling people ...

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IESA pre-Budget recommendations to strengthen India's energy security

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The India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), the country's premier industry body for companies operating in the energy transition space, has submitted its pre-Budget recommendati...

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Tamil Nadu draws green investments from Reliance, JSW Energy

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India's southern state of Tamil Nadu inaugurated its Global Investor Meet (GIM) on Sunday and announced more than ₹55,000 crore of investments from Day 1, with industrial conglomer...

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Extend FAME-II and bring back e-2W subsidy, says Indian panel

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India's Parliamentary Standing Committee on Industry has recommended the government extend the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles (FAME-II) subsidy scheme by th...

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LGES to supply NCM li-ion modules for ICPT's e-bus battery system

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South Korean battery company LG Energy Solution (LGES) has signed a supply agreement for NCM lithium-ion battery modules with Impact Clean Power Technology (ICPT), a supplier of he...

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JSW signs deal for 35 percent in MG Motor India, marks second foray into EVs

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India's JSW Group will acquire 35 percent stake in motor company MG Motor India, the two companies announced on Thursday. The agreement for the transaction was signed in London bet...

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Daily Shorts: Canadian satellite to monitor CO2 from space, global treaty on plastic pollution, and more

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Canadian emissions tracking company GHGSat launched Vanguard, a satellite that will help monitor CO2 emissions from individual industrial facilities such as coal plants and steel m...

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Eye on EV Charging: In conclusion, a global snapshot and some questions that need answers

Whether Indian e-bus and OEMs collaborate to launch charging networks remains to be seen. Image: Shutterstock

Well distributed and easy-to-access charging networks will be a vital factor for faster adoption of e-mobility. The networks need to provide fast, reliable and sustainable charging...

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RE transition becomes an imperative, there's no looking back now

In many ways, this year was the tipping point for renewable energy. The world has woken up to the imperative of energy transition, and countries around the world have made progress...

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Eye on EV Charging: In China and Japan, charging networks are largely collaborative affairs

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Well distributed and easy-to-access charging networks will be a vital factor for faster adoption of e-mobility. The networks need to provide fast, reliable and sustainable charging...

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Eye on EV Charging: India is driven by smaller vehicles, battery swapping draws big interest

Well distributed and easy-to-access charging networks will be a vital factor for faster adoption of e-mobility. The networks need to provide fast, reliable and sustainable charging...

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Eye on EV charging: In North America, Tesla is king

Well distributed and easy-to-access charging networks will be a vital factor for faster adoption of e-mobility. The networks need to provide fast, reliable and sustainable charging...

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Eye on EV Charging: Europe is a market of many players and multiple alliances

Well distributed and easy-to-access charging networks will be a vital factor for faster adoption of e-mobility. The networks need to provide fast, reliable and sustainable charging...

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Weekend Roundup: China limits graphite exports, Tevva seeks new merger partner, and more

China restricted the export of some graphite products from December, in what is seen as a counter to a US freeze on transfer of semiconductor technology to the Middle Kingdom. Chin...

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Daily Shorts: US bolsters power grid with $3.5 bn, Foxconn eyes Indian EV market, and more

The US Department of Energy announced up to $3.5 billion in funding to strengthen the country's electricity grid, releasing the first round of funds from the nation's $10.5 billion...

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No looking back: Energy Transition in Australia and New Zealand

In many ways, this year was the tipping point for renewable energy. The world has woken up to the imperative of energy transition, and countries around the world have made progress...

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No looking back: Energy transition in Canada

In many ways, this year was the tipping point for renewable energy. The world has woken up to the imperative of energy transition, and countries around the world have made progress...

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No looking back: Energy transition in the USA

In many ways, this year was the tipping point for renewable energy. The world has woken up to the imperative of energy transition, and countries around the world have made progress...

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No looking back: Energy transition in Japan, South Korea and the Philippines

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In many ways, this year was the tipping point for renewable energy. The world has woken up to the imperative of energy transition, and countries around the world have made progress...

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