Tech Innovation

Quebec, federal governments invest $100 million in Lion Electric battery plant

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:17 AM MDT

Montreal-area electric vehicle maker says the $100-million investment from Ottawa and Quebec announced Monday for a battery pack assembly plant…

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Russia’s getting left behind in global dash for clean energy

Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:50 AM MDT

As the man in charge of developing Russia’s vast Arctic north, Aleksey Chekunkov faces more climate-related challenges than most, from permafrost…

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VW to reveal how much its future revolves around batteries

Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:39 AM MDT

Volkswagen AG will dedicate three hours Monday to briefing investors on the batteries that will power the world’s largest electric-car…

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Ottawa funds development of First Nations owned B.C. geothermal project

Monday, March 15, 2021, 5:55 AM MDT

Ottawa has committed more than $40 million to fund the development of geothermal power from a diminishing natural gas field…

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Saudi Arabia’s bold plan to rule the $700 billion hydrogen market

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6:48 AM MST

Sun-scorched expanses and steady Red Sea breezes make the northwest tip of Saudi Arabia prime real estate for what the…

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NextEra bets on new power generator that runs without combustion

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6:39 AM MST

Startup Mainspring Energy Inc. has landed a $150 million deal with a unit of renewable giant NextEra Energy Inc. to deploy…

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Tesla is plugging a secret mega-battery into the Texas grid

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6:34 AM MST

Elon Musk is getting into the Texas power market, with previously unrevealed construction of a gigantic battery connected to an…

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Acceleware’s Laura McIntyre is positively choosing to challenge industry

Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:04 PM MST

As we celebrate International Women’s Day – honouring the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, the power of…

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Exxon CEO eyes money-making potential of low-carbon world

Friday, March 5, 2021, 6:46 AM MST

Exxon Mobil Corporation sees money-making opportunities in carbon offsets and partnerships with venture funds to finance carbon capture, chief executive…

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Gates backs Icelandic startup that turns carbon dioxide into stone

Friday, March 5, 2021, 6:36 AM MST

A startup in Iceland is tackling a key piece of the climate change puzzle by turning carbon dioxide into rocks,…

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Singapore won’t allow new diesel cars and cabs from 2025

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:43 AM MST

Singapore won’t allow diesel-powered cars and taxis to be registered from 2025, five years ahead of previously scheduled, as part…

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Volkswagen’s electric car stacks up well against Tesla in UBS teardown

Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6:59 AM MST

A teardown of Volkswagen AG’s first dedicated electric vehicle found it measures up favorably to Tesla Inc. models in several…

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