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Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

In a recent interview with Automotive News , the CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, was quoted discussing the company’s electric vehicles plans — seemingly making it clear that the CEO (and company namesake) remains somewhat ambivalent about the tech. This isn’t too surprising, as the company has been taking its time entering the plug-in electric vehicle market in a serious …

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Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

Toyota CEO Sounds Ambivalent About EVs, But EV Plans Still On Track

In a recent interview with Automotive News , the CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, was quoted discussing the company’s electric vehicles plans — seemingly making it clear that the CEO (and company namesake) remains somewhat ambivalent about the tech. This isn’t too surprising, as the company has been taking its time entering the plug-in electric vehicle market in a serious …

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The Nifty Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard

The Nifty Inboard M1 Electric Skateboard

There are skateboards, and there are skateboards. The same holds true with electric skateboards these days. They are pretty much the same. Take a fairly flat surface, bolt on two trucks with four wheels, and for the electric version, add motor and battery. So far, so good, but Inboard Technology decided to up the ante with some technically advanced features …

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Traffic Air Pollution Directly Damages DNA In Children, Research Finds

Traffic Air Pollution Directly Damages DNA In Children, Research Finds

Exposure to high levels of traffic-related air pollution is seemingly a direct cause of the type of DNA damage that is known as telomere shortening, according to new research from the University of California, Berkeley. Notably, young people with asthma also show evidence of telomere shortening, according to the researchers, meaning that: “Our results suggest that telomere length may have …

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Switzerland Votes to Phase Out Nuclear Power

Switzerland Votes to Phase Out Nuclear Power

It’s a tough time to be in the nuclear business. In Europe, Germany banned construction of new plants following the Fukushima disaster in 2011, and Austria stopped the practice long ago. The U.S., meanwhile, has a fleet of aging and costly reactors and recent attempts to build new ones have been disastrous . On Sunday, a little over 58 percent …

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Report: Vistra Energy in talks to purchase fellow generator Dynegy

Report: Vistra Energy in talks to purchase fellow generator Dynegy

Dive Brief: Independent power producer Vistra Energy is in the early stages of discussions to purchase generator Dynegy, the Wall Street Journal reports, an inter-regional merger that would create one of the largest power producers in the United States. Vistra, the generation company that emerged from bankruptcy proceedings of Energy Future Holdings, owns Texas power producers TXU Energy and Luminant. …

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VanMoof Releasing Electric Bicycle Designed Specifically For Tokyo

VanMoof Releasing Electric Bicycle Designed Specifically For Tokyo

The electric bicycle firm VanMoof has designed and is releasing a new offering designed specifically for the Tokyo market, according to recent reports. The new model — dubbed the “Electrified X” — is a more compact version of the earlier Electrified S, and is intended to make bike travel within the often crowded and highly compact city easier than with …

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Swiss vote for renewable energy boost, ban on new nuclear plants

Swiss vote for renewable energy boost, ban on new nuclear plants

Swiss energy company BKW’s Muehleberg nuclear power plant is pictured in Muehleberg near Bern, Switzerland, 17 May 2017. [Reuters] Swiss voters backed the government’s plan to provide billions of dollars in subsidies for renewable energy, a ban on new nuclear plants and help to bail out struggling utilities in a binding referendum yesterday (21 May). Provisional final figures showed support …

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Middle East needs better planning for future of energy beyond oil

Middle East needs better planning for future of energy beyond oil

Dead Sea // Governments in the region need to develop strategic energy policies and tackle rampant consumption by curbing subsidies, according to a panel of experts at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa. Speaking at a Transforming Energy debate on Sunday, Iraq’s oil minister, Jabbar Al Luaibi, said that despite optimistic predictions, he did …

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Rapid Biological Changes Occurring On Antarctic Peninsula, Research Finds

Rapid Biological Changes Occurring On Antarctic Peninsula, Research Finds

There are now rapid biological and microbial changes occurring all throughout the Antarctic Peninsula in accompaniment of rapidly rising temperatures, according to new research published in the journal Current Biology . This work, which confirms that “unprecedented ecological change” has been occurring over the whole of the peninsula over the last 50 years, follows earlier work by the same researchers …

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