India might open nuclear power to private investment, eyes 11,000 MW of new capacity

The Government of India is planning to throw open its nuclear sector to private investment to achieve its target of emissions-free power, Reuters reports, quoting government source... Read More

Xpeng plans 30 new models to survive Chinese competition

Chinese EV company Xpeng will launch 30 new models in the coming three years to survive what its Chairman and CEO He Xiaopeng called a 'sea of blood' --- the competition between Ch... Read More

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

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... Read More

Queensland begins work on 250 MW/ 500 MWh Swanbank BESS

Queensland state has started construction work on one of the biggest batteries in Australia: a 250 MW/ 500 MWh system at Swanbank that will offer two hours of storage capacity. Que... Read More

Stellantis evaluates building Leapmotor EVs at Mirafiori complex in Italy

Carmaker Stellantis could build up to 150,000 low-cost electric vehicles (EVs) at the company's Mirafiori complex in Turin from 2026 or 2027, news reports say. The company is repor... Read More

Tata Power eyes 2,800 MW of pumped hydro storage capacity

Tata Power Company is looking to set up 2,800 MW of pumped hydro storage capacity at an investment of around ₹15,000 crore, CEO Praveer Sinha told reporters. He said the company wo... Read More

M&M evaluates giga factory in India, signs supply agreement for Volkswagen EV platform

Indian auto maker Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is considering whether to open a battery plant in India, group CEO and MD Anish Shah told reporters. "We are going to look at… o... Read More

Solar, BESS will account for 81 percent of US new generation capacity addition in 2024

The US will add a whopping 62.8 GW of new utility-scale power generation capacity in 2024, and a massive 81 percent of that will consist of solar panels and battery storage, the US... Read More

Europe's third big hydrogen project calls for 3.2 GW electrolyzers, 2,700 km T&D network

The European Commission announced its approval for "IPCEI Hy2Infra", a joint a joint effort by seven EU countries to support the continent's hydrogen infrastructure and boost its s... Read More

Siemens Energy's $150 mn transformer plant could help US clear renewables' connectivity backlog

German power equipment company Siemens Energy announced it would invest $150 million in the US to set up a new transformer facility in Charlotte, North Carolina. Construction will ... Read More

Kochi, world's first fully solar-powered airport, set to add 1,000 KW green hydrogen plant

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL), the company that runs the Kochi airport, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd to establish a gree... Read More

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

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... Read More

BYD takes aim at US market, evaluating EV plant in Mexico

Chinese battery and electric vehicle powerhouse BYD is preparing to set up an EV factory in Mexico, the head of its Mexican operations told reporters. The company has launched a fe... Read More

Stellantis to invest €103 mn to support new EV platform

Stellantis announced it would invest €103 million to increase production capacity of electric drive modules (EDMs) at its Szentgotthard plant, Hungary. The new capacity is expected... Read More

JSW to set up EV and battery operations in Odisha

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... Read More

World's largest find of ‘gold hydrogen’ — naturally occuring deposit — made in Albania

Scientists have discovered one of the largest deposits of natural hydrogen gas in Albania, providing evidence of so-called 'gold' hydrogen, or large naturally occurring deposits of... Read More

Three companies plan scalable, modular 500 kg/day green H2 plant in Texas

Three US companies are collaborating to set up the world's first 500 kg per day green hydrogen production facility in Houston, Texas. HNO International announced it would lead the ... Read More

Europe finalizes answer to US Inflation Reduction Act, aims to become net zero continent by 2050

Europe on Tuesday framed new rules on local production of wind and solar power equipment, fuel cells and other green technologies, after an agreement involving lawmakers in the Eur... Read More

Zinc batteries charged for another banner year

Zinc is advancing to deliver as a top battery chemistry for energy storage in 2024, following a breakthrough in both funding and demonstration projects last year, writes ... Read More

US DoE announces $72 million to upgrade 46 hydroelectric projects

The US Department of Energy has announced major investments in the country's hydroelectric sector, with funding to upgrade 46 projects across 19 states. In a release, the DoE said ... Read More

Germany offers €16 bn for hydrogen-ready gas power plants to future-proof power supply

Germany's government is offering subsidies for gas power plants that can switch to hydrogen in future, as part of the country's efforts to ensure a transition to clean energy gener... Read More

Understanding the US’s massive hydrogen 'battery', coming up in Utah

Power companies in the USA, including oil major Chevron, are readying a massive hydrogen battery in the state of Utah. Two large salt caverns are being emptied – their salt dissolv... Read More

China's Geely launches 11 satellites to aid driverless cars

ZeekChinese automaker Geely Holding announced the company launched 11 low-earth orbit satellites last week to support navigation for driverless cars. The launch, from Xichang Satel... Read More

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

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... Read More

Egypt launches 55% tax credit to boost green hydrogen production

The country has 32 projects that could supply ~3.2 mn tonnes of GH2 annually by 2030, but many are stuck in final investment stages or yet to begin construction... Read More

China's RE capacity to overtake coal, industry body asks for battery incentives to speed up additions

China's installed wind and solar capacity will overtake its coal generation capacity this year, according to forecasts from the China Electricity Council (CEC). The industry body's... Read More

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... Read More

Indonesia allows storage of foreign CO2 to boost carbon capture sector

Indonesia has issued new regulations on carbon capture and storage (CCS), under which CCS operators can earmark 30 percent of their total storage capacity for imported carbon dioxi... Read More

BASF bags German funding approval for 54 MW electrolyzer

German chemical company BASF has received funding approval for a 54 MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer that will have produce up to 8,000 metric tons of hydrogen per ye... Read More

THDC inaugurates India's largest green hydrogen pilot based on PEM fuel cell

Indian public sector power company THDC India Ltd has inauguration the country's largest green hydrogen pilot project at its office complex in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand. THDC Chairman... Read More
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