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Rail Startup Brightline Kicks Off $3.2 Billion Bond Sale For LA-To-Vegas High-Speed Train

Rail Startup Brightline Kicks Off $3.2 Billion Bond Sale For LA-To-Vegas High-Speed Train

Brightline, the only private passenger rail service in the U.S., is moving ahead with an offering of up to $3.2 billion of tax-exempt bonds for a high-speed train line connecting Las Vegas to Southern California.…

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BrewDog Is Officially The First Carbon Negative Beer Business

BrewDog Is Officially The First Carbon Negative Beer Business

The Scottish multinational brewery and pub chain announced yesterday it became carbon negative, which makes it the world’s first international beer business to reach this status. Thanks to a £30 million investment plan, BrewDog launched…

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Seaweed: The food and fuel of the future?

Seaweed: The food and fuel of the future?

Sunshine has given way to wind and rain, as the motorboat chugs through a fjord in the Faroe Islands. “Its a bit windy here,” says Olavur Gregarsen. “We’ll see how far we can get to…

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Where Is Robotics Heading? Perspectives From iRobot (Colin Angle), Stanley Black & Decker, And Robots In Service Of The Environment

Where Is Robotics Heading? Perspectives From iRobot (Colin Angle), Stanley Black & Decker, And Robots In Service Of The Environment

Since the term robot was first coined in 1920, robots have become an increasing part of our lives. Companies looking to increasingly automate and enable greater portions of their business that require physical human labor…

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World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Moves Forward In Abu Dhabi With Contract Award

World’s Largest Solar Power Plant Moves Forward In Abu Dhabi With Contract Award

Plans to develop the world’s largest solar power plant in the deserts of the Gulf have been given the go-ahead, with the authorities in the UAE awarding the project to a multinational consortium on July…

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Los Angeles-To-Las Vegas High-Speed Train Wins $200 Million Nevada Bond Allocation

Los Angeles-To-Las Vegas High-Speed Train Wins $200 Million Nevada Bond Allocation

XpressWest, a high-speed rail line that will connect Southern California to Las Vegas, won $200 million of private activity bonds from Nevada, a critical final public allocation that allows the company owned by Wall Street investor…

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European Renewables Just Crushed Fossil Fuels. Here’s How It Happened

European Renewables Just Crushed Fossil Fuels. Here’s How It Happened

It’s official: in the first half of 2020, and for the first time, Europe generated more electricity from renewable sources than from fossil fuels. Not only that, but electricity is proving cheaper in countries that have…

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Europe Should Focus On Hydrogen For A Reliable And Flexible Energy Future

Europe Should Focus On Hydrogen For A Reliable And Flexible Energy Future

On June 25, ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steel manufacturer, announced that it is investing in two routes to lower emissions by 30% by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050. The company released a report, Climate Action in…

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The Key To Better Batteries Is Soft Solid Electrolytes, Say Researchers

The Key To Better Batteries Is Soft Solid Electrolytes, Say Researchers

he bane of battery scientists are little things called dendrites — little spikes of lithium that can pierce battery cells and lead to fires or explosions. Like the stalagmites and stalactites found in underground caves,…

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Tesla “Full Self-Driving” Functionality Could Be Released By End Of 2020

Tesla “Full Self-Driving” Functionality Could Be Released By End Of 2020

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving functionality could be released by the end of 2020, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. In today’s Tesla earnings call, Musk stated that he is confident in FSD functionality being released by…

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