Ian Watson

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Ford to invest $11bn and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2022

The planned investment is significantly higher than the previously announced target of $4.5bn by 2020<p>Ford Motor Co will significantly increase its planned investments in electric vehicles to $11bn by 2022 and have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its model line-up, the company’s chairman, …

Autos

Boris Johnson would 'rather stay in' the EU than accept a soft Brexit

LONDON — The foreign secretary has reportedly told friends that he would rather stay in the EU than accept a soft Brexit.<p>According to The Sun, Boris Johnson told allies that any Brexit result which left Britain outside of the EU, but still closely aligned to it, would be a "total waste of time," …

Boris Johnson

Burning wood for power is ‘misguided’ say climate experts

Using biomass instead of fossil fuels may not be the answer to averting global warming<p>Policies aimed at limiting climate change by boosting the burning of biomass contain critical flaws that could actually damage attempts to avert dangerous levels of global warming in the future. That is the stark …

Fossil Fuels

UK Breaks 13 Clean Energy Records in 2017

(via StockSnap/Pixabay)<p>It’s been a rough year for the United Kingdom. But amidst Brexit backlash, terrorist attacks, and the deaths of Sirs John Hurt …

Renewable Energy

Natural Gas Is The Flexibility Needed For More Wind And Solar

<i>“Shale & renewables: a symbiotic relationship,”</i> Citi, <b>here</b><p>I have already shown <b>here</b> and <b>here</b> how U.S. natural gas power plants continue to increase in efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the high flexibility of these plants will also be increasingly critical in the years ahead. That’s …

Natural Gas

China halts production of 553 car models over fuel efficiency

The new year is proving to be a headache for some car makers in China. As of January 1st, the country has suspended production of 553 car models that didn't meet its fuel efficiency standards. Some of these come from partnerships with foreign heavyweights, including Beijing Benz Automotive, Chery …

Fuel Efficiency

China tests its first solar-powered highway that can charge electric cars

China has successfully conducted tests on its first solar-powered highway on Thursday. The kilometer-long stretch in Jinan city, the capital of …

Wireless Charging

China's first solar highway is nearly complete, may soon be able to charge electric cars

Solar Roadways Are Now Open<p>Roofs and windows of buildings aren’t the only surfaces that can be used to generate solar power. In China, construction …

100% Renewable Energy Worldwide Isn't Just Possible—It's Also More Cost-Effective

By Lorraine Chow<p>Transitioning the world to 100 percent renewable electricity isn't just some environmentalist pipe dream—it's "feasible at every hour …

Aerial Photos Tell a Story About Which Cities Are Embracing Clean Energy

Over the course of a couple of weeks, I had the unique pleasure of flying into four of the most populated cities* in the world: Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Mexico City, and New York City. The metropolitan area of each of these mega-cities is home to more than 20 million people.<p>Besides realizing that my …

Mexico City

Reverse Brexit with second referendum to save your economy, OECD tells UK

Economic experts have made an explosive suggestion of a further referendum to reverse Brexit, to avoid the crippling of the British economy.<p>The …

David Davis

The war on coal is over. Coal lost

Coal can’t compete with cheaper clean energy. The Trump administration can’t save expensive, dirty energy.<p>Last week, Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced, “the war on coal is over.” If there ever was a war on coal, the coal industry has lost. According to a new report from the Union of …

Fossil Fuels

The time has come for Theresa May to tell the nation: Brexit can’t be done

The hard-liners in her party will howl with rage, but most of the country will welcome it if the prime minister is honest about Brexit’s awful consequences<p>As she tries to move the Brexit negotiations forward, how much better would Theresa May and the country feel if the speech she made to her party …

United Kingdom

This Overlooked Theory Could Be The Missing Piece That Explains How The EM Drive Works

What if it doesn't break the laws of physics?<p>Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system …

Physics
Hard Brexit

The cost of solar power has dropped over 25% in one year

The clean energy revolution continues and solar is leading the charge. In a recently published report, the US Department of Energy’s National …

Renewable Energy

A Federal Agency Just Put America's Solar Power Industry in Danger

The future of solar power in the U.S. was thrown into question Friday by a closely watched federal ruling. The International Trade Commission, an …

Solar Power

Yuanyang: 'Coffee with Tea' Recipe

Yuanyang is a popular coffee and tea drink from Hong Kong that is a tasty and energizing beverage. It is hard to resist the combination of homemade …

Hong Kong

How Drinking Green Tea Affects An American Diet

Green tea has been used for thousands of years as medicine due to its health benefits. The light green liquid is loaded with antioxidants and …

Google-born startup thinks it’s time for a ground-source heat pump renaissance | Ars Technica

Heating and cooling are holdouts in decarbonization and ripe for revolution.<p>Seeking to do for home heating systems what SolarCity did for solar …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

The car is dead, long live the car, thanks to Tesla

Established carmakers may scoff at Elon Musk’s firm, but like Apple and the iPhone, it heralds a massive shake-up of the auto industry<p>Two interesting things happened last week. One was Tesla’s delivery of the first batch of its Model 3, the company’s first “affordable” car. (If you think $35,000, …

Internal Combustion Engine

A Cinderella No More, China Biomass Leader Sees Growth At Home, Abroad

The U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord this month has stirred speculation the decision will benefit China’s suppliers of environmental-related products and services. One of the country’s largest operators of power plants that run on biomass is trying to make that idea come true.<p>Kaidi …

China

Goodbye carbs, hello high fats: the Atkins diet is back, and this time it's called Keto

Carbs, the saint or the sinner? It's the part of our food that gives us fast energy when we most need it – but cutting out the carbs has long been seen as a quick way to lose that blubber around your belly.<p>The keto diet is the latest low-carb craze to hit the active scene. In truth, it's been …

Learning to Deal With Stress Just Got Easier | Inc.com

I just wrapped up an amazing call with Dr. Laurel Geise, Founder and CEO of The Geise Group, on a mission to help companies implement Mindfulness at Work Programs. She and I really got down to the nitty gritty details about why mindfulness is making a comeback in a huge way and why this is the …

Mindfulness

Smacircle S1 Ultra Portable Electric Bike (video)

A new compact and ultraportable electric bike has been created by the development team based in Shenzhen, China, who have created the new Smacircle …

People Who Age Gracefully Eat and Drink This on the Regular

We turn to tea to ease anxiety, reduce inflammation, boost metabolism, and load up on antioxidants; no matter the issue, there's usually a brew that …

This chart shows how long you have to ​exercise​ to burn off the calories in popular junk foods

If you watch the number of calories you're consuming, you probably think a quick workout is enough to offset the occasional fast food binge.<p>But that isn't necessarily the case, according to a chart from the UK's Royal Society for Public Health, which shows how long you need to exercise to burn off …

Nutrition
Tea