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axios.com - Ben Geman - Energy industry veterans form SPAC to take climate startups public
Energy industry veterans form SPAC to take climate startups public
Axios

A group of energy industry veterans announced Tuesday that they are launching a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) aimed specifically at taking climate tech startups public. Why it matters: They're self-branding as 'the world's first…

wsj.com - Jinjoo Lee - Renewable Energy Can Live With Trump or Biden
Renewable Energy Can Live With Trump or Biden
Wall Street Journal

Renewable energy stocks are flying high in the run-up to Election Day. That isn't necessarily a reflection of Joe Biden's perceived edge. The last four years have shown that the renewable energy industry is resilient; tailwinds from declining…

reuters.com - David French - NextEra Energy CEO rules out hostile M&A after offer to Duke Energy
NextEra Energy CEO rules out hostile M&A after offer to Duke Energy
Reuters

(Reuters) - NextEra Energy Inc (NEE.N) Chief Executive James Robo said on Wednesday that the largest U.S. power utility would not embark on a hostile takeover, a day after reports surfaced it had made an approach to Duke Energy Corp (DUK.N) in what…

heritage.org - Kevin D. Dayaratna - Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Green New Deal's Energy Policies
Assessing the Costs and Benefits of the Green New Deal's Energy Policies
The Heritage Foundation

On February 7, 2019, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–NY) and Senator Ed Markey (D–MA) released their plan for a Green New Deal in a non-binding resolution. Two of the main goals of the Green New Deal are to achieve global…

stanford.edu - Atmospheric Carbon Removal at the Gigaton Scale | Global Energy Forum
Atmospheric Carbon Removal at the Gigaton Scale | Global Energy Forum
Stanford University

Stanford's Precourt Institute for Energy director, Arun Majumdar, leads a conversation on Atmospheric Carbon Removal with Ajay Mehta, general manager of New Energies Research & Technology at Shell Oil Company; Chris Field, director of Stanford…

mysanantonio.com - Diego Mendoza-Moyers - Texas is emerging solar power capital, with assist from San Antonio's CPS Energy
Texas is emerging solar power capital, with assist from San Antonio's CPS Energy
San Antonio Express-News

In southern Bexar County, an array of solar panels spans nearly a mile end-to-end, nestled amid green pastures and South Texas homesteads. The solar farm holds tens of thousands of solar panels that feed into CPS Energy's power system, providing…

gizmodo.com - Dharna Noor - We Can Use Less Energy and Still Have Good Lives
We Can Use Less Energy and Still Have Good Lives
Gizmodo

At last night's presidential debate, former Vice President Joe Biden refused to endorse the Green New Deal but reaffirmed some of his campaign's climate promises. “We're going to build an economy that in fact is going to provide for the…

spiegel.de - Dietmar Pieper - International Atomic Energy Agency Chief: 'It Is an Undeniable Fact that Nuclear Energy Is Clean Energy'
International Atomic Energy Agency Chief: 'It Is an Undeniable Fact that Nuclear Energy Is Clean Energy'
DER SPIEGEL

The use of nuclear power is on the rise in many countries, with China alone building or planning more than 50 new reactors. At the same time, more countries like Saudi Arabia and Turkey are considering nuclear weapons. Others, including North…

cnn.com - By Charles Riley, CNN Business  - Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs in shift to low-carbon energy
Shell to cut up to 9,000 jobs in shift to low-carbon energy
CNN

London(CNN Business) Royal Dutch Shell will slash as many as 9,000 jobs as the oil giant accelerates a shift away from fossil fuels. The Anglo-Dutch company said Wednesday that it would cut between 7,000 and 9,000 positions by the end of 2022…

medium.com - Energy Web - XRP Ledger Foundation, Ripple, and Energy Web Announce World's First Decarbonized Blockchain
XRP Ledger Foundation, Ripple, and Energy Web Announce World's First Decarbonized Blockchain
Medium

San Francisco, Calif. and Zug, Switzerland — 30 September 2020 — Today XRP Ledger Foundation, Ripple, and Energy Web announced the decarbonization of the XRP Ledger. This marks the first ever widespread decarbonization of a public…

ft.com - Anjli Raval, Senior Energy Correspondent - Shell slims down to shape up for the energy transition
Shell slims down to shape up for the energy transition
Financial Times

A year ago Royal Dutch Shell had a convincing strategy to thrive through the energy transition. The first energy major to outline emissions-cutting targets, it planned to slowly increase spending on low-carbon technologies while sustaining its…

project-syndicate.org - Iain Campbell & Caroline Winslow - A Cool New Energy-Efficiency Policy | by Iain Campbell & Caroline Winslow
A Cool New Energy-Efficiency Policy | by Iain Campbell & Caroline Winslow
Project Syndicate

DENVER – Air conditioning (AC) may be cooling us, but it's cooking our planet. Countries around the world have experienced scorching temperatures this summer. This August was the second hottest on record. Global warming and more intense…

naija247news.com - Naija247news Media, New York - 60 Years After Independence Nigeria's Energy Industry Hasn't Realized Its Promise - But It's Getting Closer
60 Years After Independence Nigeria's Energy Industry Hasn't Realized Its Promise - But It's Getting Closer
Naija247news

While getting Nigeria to the point where it can realize the full potential of its petroleum resources has been slow going, the country appears to be on the right track JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, September 30, 2020/ — By NJ Ayuk, Executive…

bloomberg.com - Tim Quinson - Clean-Energy SPACs Are Flooding the Market
Clean-Energy SPACs Are Flooding the Market
Bloomberg

Sign up to receive the Green Daily newsletter in your inbox every weekday. A different kind of clean-energy vehicle is emerging, and it isn't made by Tesla. At least nine clean-energy companies, most of which have little to no revenue, are planning…

sputniknews.com - Lilia Dergacheva. Sputnik International - French Energy Giant Total Predicts End to Oil Era
French Energy Giant Total Predicts End to Oil Era
Sputnik international

A leading French oil and gas company, Total, anticipates a potential peak for oil in the coming decade before it reaches a plateau by 2030, noting that natural gas 'remains key' for the energy industry, according to Total's president of strategy &…

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