PM Kishida: Japan to Use Nuclear Power as Alternative to Russian Energy

Fourth EstateJapan's Tomari Nuclear Power Plant (Tomari, Hokkaido, Japan) - Mugu Shisai

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said Thursday that it would use nuclear reactors to help reduce worldwide dependence on Russian energy. “We will utilize nuclear reactors with safety assurances to contribute to worldwide reduction of dependence on Russian energy,” Kishida …

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Biden Unveils Plans to Tap Homegrown Biofuels to Mitigate Rising Oil Prices

Fourth EstateAlgae is being analized as a feedstock for biodiesel. - ORNL

US President Joe Biden is set to reveal on Tuesday a new strategy that will allow local biofuels to offset the negative effects of rising oil prices caused by Russia’s war in Ukraine. According to the fact sheet released by …

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UK Transport Minister Rules out Energy Rationing

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps ruled out the possibility of energy rationing in the United Kingdom (UK).  Shapps made this response after Labour shadow business secretary Jonathan Reynolds said in a separate interview that the government should be preparing for this …

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First Electric Cruise Ship to Sail in China

Fourth EstateThe world's largest electric cruise ship, the 'Yangtze River Three Gorges 1'

The world’s largest electric cruise ship, the ‘Yangtze River Three Gorges 1’, set sail for the first time on Tuesday in China’s Hubei region. The ship is a project financed by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and …

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Restarting Nuclear Reactors Seen As Best Energy Option for Japan

Japan’s “best option” against oil and gas shortages caused by economic sanctions imposed on Russia is to restart the nuclear reactors that were closed after the Fukushima nuclear accident, a ruling party lawmaker said. Itsunori Onodera, a former defence minister …

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Panasonic Reportedly to Begin Producing Tesla EV Batteries

Japan’s Panasonic is reportedly set to begin producing new lithium-ion batteries for Tesla’s electric vehicles around 2023. The high-capacity batteries could boost the range of electric vehicles over 15 percent, the Nikkei reported, without saying where it obtained the information. …

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US Sanctions Broker and Businesses Involved in Iran Oil-Smuggling Network

The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Friday that it has sanctioned a broker and several businesses for their involvement in an international oil-smuggling network that supports Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). The Office of Foreign Assets Control, an …

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Apple Negotiating for EV Batteries with Chinese Manufacturers

Apple Inc is negotiating with Chinese manufacturers CATL and BYD regarding the supply of batteries for its planned launching of electric vehicles in 2024. Four unnamed people familiar with the matter confirmed the early-stage negotiation saying that the discussion is …

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