Biden Administration Pledges $1.2 Billion to Keep U.S. Nuclear Reactors Online

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 03 Mar 2023 17:18:19 +0000


The Biden administration has pledged another $1.2 billion to help extend the operating life of older or distressed nuclear power plants, with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm saying nuclear power is needed to support the nation’s clean energy goals. The funding, announced by the Dept. of Energy (DOE) on March 2, is the second tranche of […]

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Ford 1st To Build NMC Batteries & LFP Batteries In USA

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 18 Feb 2023 00:56:23 +0000

Ford has become the #2 electric vehicle seller in the USA, but it’s also now #1 in something in the field. It’s the first automaker to state that it will produce both NMC (nickel manganese cobalt) and LFP (lithium iron phosphate) batteries for electric vehicles in the United States. The Michigan-based automaker is investing a […]

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Michigan Scores The $3.5 Billion Ford Battery Factory Virginia Didn’t Want

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2023 04:53:33 +0000

Ford may announce as early as next week that it will build a new $3.5 battery factory in Michigan where CATL will manufacture LFP batteries.

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Should the Infrastructure Investment Act Bail Out A Radioactive Atomic Reactor?

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Thu, 02 Feb 2023 20:59:14 +0000

A coalition of concerned organizations and individuals has asked that Palisades Nuclear Plant be denied certification by the US Department of Energy to receive payments under DOE’s Civil Nuclear Credit Program.

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Stellantis Strikes Big Solar Energy Deal in Michigan

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2022 17:45:43 +0000

Automakers are trying to clean up their act. Governments are stepping in with tighter regulations on emissions and fuel economy standards, while automakers are developing more efficient engines and electric vehicles. Cars are using less fuel than ever before, and the rise of EVs is cutting out fuel-burning and local emissions entirely. But, people are […]

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Magna Expands in 3 Locations Across Michigan

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 01:28:26 +0000

In a recent press release, one of Canada’s largest companies, Magna, announced it is investing more than $500 million to expand its operations in three different locations in Southeast Michigan. Magna plans to expand its facility in St. Clair where it manufactures battery enclosures and plans to open new facilities to build powertrains in Shelby […]

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Shyft Group Shows Off Its Blue Arc Electric Last Mile Delivery Vehicle To Customers

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 15:00:15 +0000

Shyft Group, formerly known as Spartan Motors, has nearly five decades of experience designing and building fleet vehicles of all shapes and sizes including half of all last mile delivery vehicles. These delivery vans are what you think of when you think about a standard FedEx or UPS delivery truck. In today’s dystopian pseudo post-COVID […]

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USPS Electric Vehicle Study Challenged By U-M Analysis

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2022 02:24:07 +0000

ACS Publications: Abstract “The United States Postal Service (USPS) plans to purchase 165,000 next-generation delivery vehicles (NGDVs) between 2023 and 2032. The USPS submitted an environmental impact statement (EIS) for two NGDV procurement scenarios: (1) 90% internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) and 10% battery electric vehicles (BEVs) (‘ICEV scenario’) and (2) 100% BEVs (‘BEV scenario’). To correct several significant deficiencies in the EIS, we conduct a cradle-to-grave life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) assessment of these two scenarios.”

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