- “New Material Could Pave Way For Better, Safer Batteries” • To have safer, more powerful batteries, researchers are working to replace liquid electrolytes used in batteries with solids. A team from Brown University and the University of Maryland came up with a material for use in solid-state batteries that’s derived from an unlikely source: trees. [CleanTechnica]
- “Investors Will Reject EU ‘Green’ Label For Gas And Nuclear” • The European Commission is currently considering including gas and nuclear in its ‘green’ labelling system. An international group of 60 investors representing around €9 trillion has warned against including gas and nuclear in the new European taxonomy [classification] on sustainable finance. [EUobserver]
- “GE Is Splitting Into Three Companies” • General Electric, founded by Thomas Edison in 1892, is breaking up. GE will be three separate companies for aviation, healthcare and energy, in 2023 and 2024. GE has struggled since it made a disastrous bet on building combustion gas turbines when the world was turning toward cleaner renewable energy solutions. [CNN]
- “Plus Power Lines Up Financing For 565-MWh Storage Project” • Energy storage developer Plus Power said it has funding for its 185-MW, 565-MWh Kapolei Energy Storage project, now under contract with Hawaiian Electric. It said the financing serves as a “strong signal” of capital market support for standalone energy storage projects. [pv magazine USA]
- “Turning Crop Waste To Fertilizer Could Fight Air Pollution In India” • After their rice harvest, millions of Indian farmers clear the leftover stubble by setting entire fields alight to prepare for the upcoming wheat crop. This creates a lot of smoke. A young entrepreneur, may have a solution that would help reduce the air pollution and generate revenue for locals. [CNN]
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