- “Tesla And Chinese EV Makers Putting Lot Of Weight On These Low-Cost EV Batteries” • Tesla first used lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP or LiFePO₄) batteries for its Model 3s that were made in China in 2020. The same technology is also being used by other Chinese manufacturers because of its low cost and low probability of catching fire. [CleanTechnica]
- “Renault Says It Will Sell Only Electric Cars In Europe By 2030” • At a press conference, Renault CEO Luca de Meo said his company plans to sell only battery EVs in Europe by 2030. He left the door open for Dacia, the low-priced brand in the Renault stable, to sell internal combustion cars after that date, calling it Renault’s Plan B. [CleanTechnica]
- “Will ScotWind Auction Deliver A Renewables Revolution?” • The ScotWind auction is the first time in a decade that plots of seabed in Scottish waters have been up for grabs. The ScotWind auction, whose successful bidders are about to be announced, should see at least a further 10 GW added to the Scottish market and maybe more with new technology. [BBC]
- “Swedish Police Hunt For Drone Seen Flying Over Forsmark Nuclear Plant” • Police in Sweden deployed helicopters and patrols to the Forsmark nuclear plant to hunt for a large drone seen flying over the site late on Friday. They were unable to catch the unmanned vehicle, they said. Unconfirmed sightings took place at one other nuclear plant. [Reuters]
- “US DOE Looks To Produce More Uranium For Cutting-Edge Nuclear Reactors” • The US government is looking to advance the country’s nuclear power capabilities in an effort to align with a less carbon-intensive future. With that, it is seeking to produce more high-assay low-enriched uranium fuel that would be used by reactors of new design. [The Deep Dive]
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