World’s Largest Solar Farm to Be Built in Australia – But They Won’t Get The Power

A major renewable energy project in Australia billed as the world’s largest solar farm in development has had its proposed location revealed. The AUD$20 billion facility – the heart of an ambitious electricity network called the Australia–ASEAN Power Link – will be built at a remote cattle station in the Northern Territory, roughly halfway between Darwin and Alice Springs. The gargantuan 10-gigawatt array – spread out across some 20,000 football fields’ worth of photovoltaic panels – might be situated close to the heart of the Australian outback, but the energy reaped from the plant…

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British Airways releases video explaining Covid-19 measures at airport and on board

LONDON: Today, British Airways has released a video highlighting the measures introduced at the airport and onboard to keep customers safe during the pandemic. In the video, which is available to download below, Head of Global Sales Mark Muren interviews Dr Mike Harrigan, British Airways’ medical lead, on the measures in place including: Asking customers to check-in online, download their boarding pass and where possible self-scan their boarding passes at the departure gate Requiring customers to wear a facemask at all times and bringing enough to replace them every four…

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China will phase out gasoline-powered cars by 2035

Details surrounding the move to eco-friendly vehicles are still relatively scarce, but according to the report, a road map for the shift to clean vehicles has been made under the guidance of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Essentially, this will be the basis for the country’s future automotive policies. Under the road map, half of China’s total car sales in 2035 will be “new-energy” vehicles, while the other half will be hybrids. The shift is expected to happen incrementally, with 95% of these new-energy models expected to be electric vehicles.…

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Climate change: China’s forest carbon uptake ‘underestimated’

China’s aggressive policy of planting trees is likely playing a significant role in tempering its climate impacts. An international team has identified two areas in the country where the scale of carbon dioxide absorption by new forests has been underestimated. Taken together, these areas account for a little over 35% of China’s entire land carbon “sink”, the group says. The researchers’ analysis, based on ground and satellite observations, is reported in Nature journal. Norway funds map of world’s tropical forests ‘Unacceptable’ losses of older trees in 2019 A carbon sink is…

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New Graphene Circuit to Produce Limitless Clean Energy, Contradicting Feynman

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a graphene circuit that could produce clean limitless energy. The new system works by capturing graphene’s thermal motion and transforming it into an electrical current. RELATED: NOVEL ULTRAFAST BATTERY BASED ON GRAPHENE CHARGES IN 15 SECONDS “An energy-harvesting circuit based on graphene could be incorporated into a chip to provide clean, limitless, low-voltage power for small devices or sensors,” said Paul Thibado, professor of physics and lead researcher in the discovery. Although, the research does not come without its fair…

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New York wedding and birthday party lead to 56 Covid cases, nearly 300 in quarantine

A wedding and birthday party in suburban New York turned into two Covid-19 “superspreader” events that infected more than 50 people and left nearly 300 in quarantine, officials said. “This kind of blatant disregard for the well being of others is not only extremely disappointing, it will not be tolerated,” Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone said at a news conference on Wednesday. Bellone said the wedding held on Oct. 17 at North Fork Country Club in Cutchogue, Long Island, was in violation of the state’s rule on 50 people or…

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Mou-Signed for Electric Vehicles manufacturing / assembly plant in Pakistan

Wah Nobel Group of Companies, a multinational concern, established in 1962 is a Joint Venture between Pakistan Ordnance Factories through Wah Industries Ltd,SAAB AB, Sweden and Almisehal Company, Saudi Arabia, has inked Memorandum of Understanding with an over 100 years old Company, Sheikh Zia-ul-Haq & Sons (Pvt)Ltd, for setting up of an Electric Vehicles and Electric Batteries Manufacturing / Assembly Plant at Karachi (Buses, Coasters and Coaches) first of its kind. Indeed it is a landmark event and would act as a catalyst of change in the realm of road…

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Elon Musk: Tiny Bit Of Sun’s Energy Could Power The World

Solar energy already powers almost everything on Earth — including us. Fossil fuels, hydropower, wind — to a large extent, all of these so-called energy sources rely on stored energy that ultimately came from good old Sol. Converting the sun’s rays directly into electricity avoids the carbon emissions and many of the other environmental problems associated with other forms of energy conversion, but only recently has technology advanced to the point that we can envision using photovoltaic (PV) technology to generate most of the energy we require. Now it appears…

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ExxonMobil not to set up LNG terminal in Pakistan

“ExxonMobil is evaluating all appropriate steps to significantly reduce capital and operating expenses in the near term as a result of market conditions and commodity price decreases,” said Exxon spokesperson while talking to Business Recorder. ExxonMobil, the US-based multinational oil and gas corporation, has decided not to continue with its plans to set up an LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) terminal in Pakistan, as the company seeks to reduce its capital and operating expenses. ExxonMobil has exited from the consortium of Energas Terminal Private Limited that was setting up an LNG terminal…

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Oil Prices Plunge 5% As Demand Fears Intensify

Oil prices plummeted early on Wednesday, with Brent falling below $40 a barrel, dragged down by estimates of a surge in U.S. inventories and the surge in coronavirus cases in the United States and Europe. As of 9:44 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, before the EIA inventory report, WTI Crude was down by 5.66 percent at $37.33, and Brent Crude prices were dropping by 4.85 percent at $39.19, after the American Petroleum Institute (API) reported on Tuesday a bigger build than expected in crude oil inventories of 4.577 million barrels for…

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