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Jul 29 2023
VinFast breaks ground on North Carolina electric vehicle plant that will employ thousands MONCURE, NC (AP) — A Vietnamese company planning an electric vehicle plant in central North Carolina that would employ 7,500 workers met a milestone Friday as its top executive joined Gov. Roy Cooper and others for a ground-breaking ceremony. VinFast announced last year that it would build its firstWWAY 3
Aug 09 2023
Delaware’s Department of Transportation has $17.5 million to spend over the next five years to install more electric vehicle charging stations. The funding is part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure plan in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. The goal is to find and fund half a million new charging stations along major travel routes across the country. DelDOT’s Director ofDelaware Public Media
Jun 20 2023
NORTH TEXAS (CBSNewsTexas.com) - The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is asking people to voluntarily reduce electricity use due to extreme temperatures and forecasted record demand. The Voluntary Conservation Notice is in effect Tuesday, June 20 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. CT. The CBS News Texas First Alert Weather Team has also issued Weather Alerts for June 20 - 21. An excessive heat warningCBS News (Online)
Dec 01 2023
Two announcements demonstrate that wireless charging for electric vehicles may be coming as the auto industry shifts to electric power. The city of Detroit and the Michigan Department of Transportation on Wednesday said crews have finished installing a short wireless-charging public roadway. About a quarter-mile stretch of 14th Street in the city, between Marantette and Dalzelle streets, hasForbes
Jul 24 2023
Firefighters in Pittsburgh were battling a large fire along the Ohio River on Monday night after an explosion started the blaze near a power plant on Brunot Island, according to multiple local media reports. The explosion and fire are the results of a power reactor at a Duquesne Light Company power station that “catastrophically failed," ABC News’ Pittsburgh affiliate WTAE reported. With noThe Messenger
Dec 04 2023
The FBI is asking the public for information on a van connected with two power grid attacks. (FBI) (NewsNation) — The FBI is searching for a minivan seen the night of two shootings at electrical substations in North Carolina one year ago. The FBI is asking the public to be on the lookout for a silver or light blue Honda Odyssey from 2011-2017. The agency said the occupants of the van may haveNewsNation
Jul 06 2023
Volkswagen AG will start testing its autonomous vehicles on public roads for the first time this month in Austin, Texas.
Volkswagen XE:VOW said Thursday the test program will start with two vehicles this July, and expand to a fleet of 10 ID Buzz electric vans by the end of this year. The program plans to broaden its scope in Austin over the next three years, and eventually expand to atMarketWatch
Dec 04 2023
One of California’s most powerful unions is not loosening its grip on oil jobs.
Despite the Biden administration and California lawmakers pouring billions of dollars into new climate-friendly industries like electric vehicles, hydrogen and building electrification, a key player in state politics is still defending fossil fuel interests that provide thousands of well-paying jobs.Politico
Jun 12 2023
America’s fragmented electric grid, which was largely built to accommodate coal and gas plants, is becoming a major obstacle to efforts to fight climate change.
Tapping into the nation’s vast supplies of wind and solar energy would be one of the cheapest ways to cut the emissions that are dangerously heating the planet, studies have found. That would mean building thousands of windNew York Times (News)
Aug 01 2023
Shares of American Electric Power Co. Inc. AEP, shed 0.84% to $84.03 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, rising 0.20% to 35,630.68 and the S&P 500 Index SPX, falling 0.27% to 4,576.73. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. American Electric Power Co. Inc. closed $21.57 below itsMarketWatch