- “Argonne And Oak Ridge National Laboratories Collaborate With Wabtec On Hydrogen-Powered Trains” • Scientists at the Argonne and Oak Ridge National Laboratories are exploring options for emissions-free trains. The research focuses on hydrogen and other low-carbon fuels as viable alternatives to diesel for the rail industry. [CleanTechnica]
- “10-GW Wind Farm To Be Built In Egypt” • Masdar, Infinity Power, and Hassan Allam Utilities have signed an agreement to develop a 10 GW onshore wind project in Egypt – one of the world’s largest wind farms. The project will reduce Egypt’s carbon emissions by 9% and save the country an estimated $5 billiion each year. [Energy Digital Magazine]
- “Solar-Powered Trains For France” • SNCF Voyageurs is a state-owned subsidiary of the French National Railway Company. It is in charge of operating France’s passenger train network. SNCF Voyageurs is now aiming to have 40% to 50% of the rail network’s electricity coming from solar power by 2026. What’s better than solar-powered train travel? [CleanTechnica]
- “How Australia Has Become The World’s Greatest Lithium Supplier” • As demand soars for EVs and clean energy storage, Australia is meeting much of the world’s demand for lithium. It supplied roughly half the world’s lithium in 2021. While this helps reduce the need for fossil fuels, it raises another question – how can we source lithium sustainably? [BBC]
- “Floridians Are Picking Up The Pieces After Hurricane Nicole Pummeled The State, Killing At Least 4 And Collapsing Homes As It Moves North” • Nicole hit Florida’s coast as a Category 1 hurricane, just as the state was still reeling from catastrophic Hurricane Ian. Nicole was the first hurricane to hit the US during November in nearly 40 years. [CNN]
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