US, Canada, Australia launch interactive map of critical minerals

In a significant development, the United States, Canada and Australia have teamed up to create and launch an interactive map of deposits of rare earths and other critical minerals that are expected to be in hot demand as the world moves to cleaner forms of energy. The website portal.ga.gov.au/persona/cmmi contains the world’s largest dataset of minerals such…

Tesla will accept bitcoins when miners use more renewable energy sources: Elon Musk

In a tweet, Elon Musk, Tesla Inc’s CEO said, the electric carmarker will accept bitcoin transactions when miners who verify transactions use more renewable energy. “When there’s confirmation of reasonable (~50%) clean energy usage by miners with positive future trend, Tesla will resume allowing Bitcoin transactions,” said Musk in a tweet. Following Musk’s tweet, the…

Mitsubishi Corp to supply clean energy to Amazon.com Inc’s European data centre

On Monday, in a report Japan’s the Nikkei business daily said, Mitsubishi Corp is set to enter into an agreement to “provide Amazon.com Inc’s European facilities with renewable energy through its Dutch unit, Eneco”. An offshore wind farm which is being built by Eneco is scheduled to come online in 2023; it will supply 130…

Automakers urge incoming Biden Administration for tax credit, incentives to boost R&D into self driving cars, EVs

On Tuesday, Alliance for Automotive Innovation, a major automotive trade association urged U.S. policymakers to back support for electric vehicles (EV), including new incentives to boost up consumer purchases, as well as research and development. U.S. President-elect Joe Biden has made boosting electric vehicles a top priority and has pledged to build 550,000 new EV…

Tesla, Uber along with major utilities form lobby group, Zero Emission Transportation Association

In a significant development, a group of major U.S. utilities which includes Uber and Tesla said they are launching a new lobby group which will lobby for national policies to boost the adoption of electric vehicles. The lobby group named Zero Emission Transportation Association, aims to boost the adoption of consumer electric vehicle and encourage…

Toyota to expand production of hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles

Given hydrogen’s availability and its weight to storage energy quotient, Toyota believes hydrogen powered fuel cells will play a significant role in the clean-energy-powered auto industry in the coming future. In a significance development, Toyota Motor Corp announced that it plans on increasing investments in its hydrogen fuel cell-based vehicles, as design more cost-effective mass-market…

France’s Bollore Group signs global partnership with Alibaba

The wide-ranging partnership expands the Bollore Group’s and Alibaba’s logistics network such that it can help diversify their respective customer base. On Monday, Vincent Bollore, the CEO of French conglomerate the Bollore Group stated it had signed a global partnership with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba. In a statement, both companies said, their partnership covers clean…