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Mia Mottley is just one of a raft of strong women across the Caribbean and South America tackling society’s most pressing issues. The world could learn a lot from them
There is a common misconception that the developing world is full of archaic values and that women struggle to have their voices heard. The more countries I visit and the more female leaders I speak to, the more I am convinced the contrary is true.
In fact, those in positions of power worldwide could learn important lessons from these strong women when it comes to tackling some of society’s most pressing issues, including pandemics, the climate crisis, education and infrastructure.Continue reading...
If renewables are now so much cheaper, why can’t consumers buy electricity directly from them and avoid paying the gas and carbon costs?
The post Solar and wind are cheaper than ever: So why the EU energy price crisis? appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Australia achieves major milestone with purpose-built ship arriving to take first shipment of liquid hydrogen to Japan. But it's not green hydrogen – and it's not even clean.
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A 100kW/1.5MWh demonstration zinc-air energy storage system, or ZESS, will be installed in Queens to demonstrate its long-duration energy storage capabilities.
The post Zinc-air flow battery tapped to help power New York apartment building appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Japanese researchers say their lithium-air battery has shown some of the highest energy densities and best cycle life performances ever achieved.
The post Lithium-air battery achieves world-leading energy density appeared first on RenewEconomy.
Genex kick-starts "milestone" tunneling works at the Kidston pumped hydro energy storage project in Queensland.
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A Melbourne and RMIT University-backed solar panel recycling factory is on track to start operating in late 2023, an update from the project team has said.
The post Solar panel “upcycling” venture gears up for first factory in Victoria appeared first on RenewEconomy.
The deal to build an electric car battery plant near Blyth will bring up to 3,000 jobs to the area by 2028
The UK government will invest £100m in Britishvolt as the car battery manufacturing startup seeks to build Britain’s first large-scale “gigafactory” in the north-east of England.
The government’s Automotive Transformation Fund will invest alongside asset management company Abrdn and its majority-owned property investment arm, Tritax, to fund a sale and leaseback deal for the huge building that will house the electric car battery factory, near Blyth in Northumberland.Continue reading...
Government considers scrapping scheme that pays for energy efficiency measures for poorer households
More than 30,000 jobs would be put at risk if the government were to scrap the energy bill levy that pays for home insulation improvements for poor households, the industry has warned.
Ministers are mooting an end to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a £1bn levy on energy bills that pays for energy efficiency measures for people on low incomes. The energy price cap is expected to rise by about £700 to £2,000 for the average household bill in April, after a surge in gas prices.Continue reading...