The era-defining shift from fossil fuels to clean energy will deliver an unprecedented new boom for commodities—and an opportunity for investors—as a range of relatively obscure materials become essential to delivering emissions-free power, transport and heavy industry.
Thai oil and gas group PTT has signed a joint venture deal with leading electronics producer Foxconn to make electric vehicles (EVs) as Thailand aims to become the region's top manufacturer and exporter of EVs. The move underscores the state-backed energy company's desire to diversify away from the traditional oil and gas business, which may have slower growth potential in the long run.
Thailand’s oil giant, whose sales account for about 10% of the nation’s economic output, is suddenly spending billions of dollars on electric-vehicle and renewable-energy companies and tilting its traditional businesses toward chemicals and plastics.
Geothermal Engineering, the company behind the UK’s first deep geothermal electricity power plant, has announced record levels of lithium in its waters.
A battery maker in Thurso is to be the lead supplier in a £5 million project to enable the high volume manufacture of equipment for electric vehicles.
Oil and gas giant BP has invested $7 million (£5m) in a smart electric vehicle (EV) charging firm.
As the curtain falls on the Age of Hydrocarbon Man and the transition towards a more sustainable low carbon future gathers momentum, it is important to recognise the sheer scale of the effort required.
Almost a third of shareholders defied the wishes of Shell board members to vote in favour of a resolution tabled by an activist shareholder group at its annual general meeting today.
Zero emission vehicles in the headlights as the 10 Point Pod talks cars, manufacturing and urban myths
For the majority of people, the most obvious impact of the energy transition will be on transportation.
Tidal-powered cars are now a reality in Shetland, a Scottish marine energy firm said today.
The average energy investor is by now well aware of the sector's monumental shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Coal-powered power plants have been shuttering at an alarming clip as the price of electricity from natural gas and renewables undercuts them while wind and solar generation continue to gain the ascendancy.
Shell has launched a new “accelerated” strategy to get to net zero, and confirmed that oil production peaked for the company in 2019.
Israeli firm StoreDot has today announced the availability of the first generation of five-minute charge lithium-ion battery samples.
Here’s more evidence the clean-tech boom is only getting bigger. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the clean-tech venture capital fund led by Bill Gates, has raised $1 billion for a second round of investments after backing 45 startups with its first billion.
The number of electric vehicles on Aberdeen roads could surge 350-fold by 2050, according to a new report.
Boris Johnson's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution sets out how the UK looks to "build back better" from the impact of coronavirus by creating green jobs and accelerating the transition to net zero emissions by 2050.
Tesla Inc. is wrapping up its biggest week in three months as news that Elon Musk’s electric-vehicle maker will enter the S&P 500 Index next month sparked a global buying frenzy throughout the electric vehicle sector.
The organisation behind the nation’s smart metering network has set out how its platform could be used to support the move to net zero.
SWARCO, one of the UK’s leading providers of electric vehicle charging infrastructure, has selected Scotland’s Trees for Life as a new corporate charity, strengthening the company’s commitment to cleaner air and recognising its progressive work in making Scotland a greener environment.
A north-east subsea engineer is quitting the oil and gas industry to focus on a fledgling business aiming to roll out innovative electric vehicle (EV) charging points across the UK.
Electric vehicles generally don’t coast; they are designed either to accelerate or brake at any given time. The electric vehicle market is much the same.
My recent Energy Voice article comparing Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) with Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) generated some interest. To my mind the BEV has clear benefits from an energy efficiency standpoint, as an FCEV requires twice the energy of a BEV.
By decarbonising industrial and domestic heating, I am convinced that hydrogen has a significant role towards achieving net zero. However, the role of hydrogen in the passenger car sector is much less clear. I find it difficult to see how a hydrogen powered fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) can compete with a battery electric vehicle (BEV). That conclusion was reinforced by two recent reports from BloombergNEF and Volkswagen.
The electric vehicle revolution that by most accounts was ramping up in 2020 faces one of the biggest threats since EVs started to go mainstream in the last decade.
Electric vehicles should be made tax-free to boost sales, the automotive industry has urged as demand for new cars fell by 2.9% last month.