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Consortium Created To Promote Zero-Emission Electric Vessels

May 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Electric bikes, electric cars, electric vans, electric trucks — we keep electrifying bigger and bigger vehicles. Next on the plate are large ocean vessels and airplanes. Regarding the latter, we've covered oodles of startup and large corporate efforts to get electric aircraft off the ground. (Pun not initially intended.) Regarding electric ocean vessels, that appears to be a much less mature industry, but work is commencing


Japanese Energy Companies Scrap 2 Gigawatt Coal Project

February 5th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Three Japanese energy companies announced last week that they have decided to scrap plans to build a 2 gigawatt (GW) coal-fired power station in the Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, saying that the project would not be economically feasible. 


Urban Heat Island Effect To Double City-Level Costs Of Dealing With Climate Change, Study Finds

May 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The urban heat island effect — effectively, the reality that dark roads and buildings in urban areas absorb and radiate far more heat than vegetation in rural areas does, which makes cities notably hotter than surrounding areas — is going to more than double the city-level costs of dealing with rising temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change over the coming century, according to a new study


Toyota To Begin Trialling Hybrid Boat In Tokyo

March 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

Toyota will begin testing a newly developed hybrid boat (leisure craft) in the Tokyo region next summer, with the total feasibility study period being from July 2018 until March



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