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  • [New] Green H 2: France aims to become a leader in green hydrogen production and reinvent nuclear power by building a small modular reactor by 2030 as part of a more comprehensive $34.6 billion (30 billion euro) plan to decarbonize industry and slash emissions. Resilience
  • [New] Spanish oil giant Repsol is planning to invest more than €1.3bn ($1.5bn) in green hydrogen production by 2025, putting it at the forefront of the growing clean H 2 sector. Recharge | Latest renewable energy news
  • [New] When the '22 Lexus NX goes on sale in December, prices will start at $37,950 for the NX 250 with front-wheel drive and rise to $56,900 for the NX 450 h + in F Sport Luxury trim. WardsAuto
  • H/t Vuk; Xi Jinping's attempt to force China to hit unrealistic emissions cuts, ahead of the COP26 climate conference, has caused power blackout chaos throughout China, as cities switch off their coal plants rather than risk breaching central government quotas. Watts up with that?
  • When commissioned, the electrified line will run from the town of Boten on Laos' border with China to Vientiane at a speed of around 160 km/h. Global Construction Review
  • Even as demand recovers, retailers are grappling with disruptions to global supply chains: sales at H&M grew less than expected in the third quarter, before being hampered in September by supply restrictions. ETRetail
  • To achieve the goal of zero deaths on EU roads by 2050, MEPs are set to call for more investment into safer roads, a speed limit of 30 km/h in residential areas and on roads with a high numbers of cyclists and pedestrians, as well as for a zero-tolerance approach to drink-driving. PubAffairs Bruxelles
  • The centerpiece of Bristow's collaboration with Vertical Aerospace will be the British eVTOL developer's VA-X4, a piloted, fully electric air taxi capable of carrying four passengers with a range of over 100 miles (160 kilometers) and top speed of up to 200 mph (320 km/h).
  • The all - electric four-seater aircraft is being developed to meet EASA special condition VTOL certification standards, will have an 80 km (50 miles) range and have a top cruise speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). Aerospace Testing International
  • The Aerocar is hailed as the world's first sensible flying automotive, the two-seater roadable plane might fly at a prime pace of 177 km/h (110 mph), and it had an on-road cruising pace of 96.56 km/h (60 mph) and a 300 mile vary. The Hack Posts
  • Industries around the world are being affected by a shortage of shipping containers and other global supply chain bottlenecks that have led to delays and soaring transport costs, but H&M and Inditex appear at little risk of empty shelves currently. The Business of Fashion
  • 11 Chinese aircraft entered its air defence zone, including two nuclear-capable H-6K bombers and six J-16 fighters, and that it had scrambled jets to warn China's planes away. Reuters
  • The Electric NXT or E-NXT is a single-seater aircraft developed by Electroflight and the aerospace giant Rolls-Royce that they hope will soon break the world speed record for an electric aircraft by travelling at more than 480 km/h (300 mph). BBC News
  • H&M subsidiary COS has launched a digital resale platform called Resell which will allow consumer-to-consumer resale of COS items. UK - EN - Institutional
  • The denial rate for H-1B petitions for continuing employment has dipped in fiscal year 2021, suggesting that the Trump administration's visa policies might not have a long-term impact. Dice Insights
  • The second phase of Russia's hydrogen development plans, from 2025-35, will concentrate on launching Russia's first commercial-scale clean-hydrogen projects, targeting the export of up to two million tonnes of H 2 per year. Recharge | Latest renewable energy news
  • The Zoro and Fiare electric vehicles from OSM will have a top speed of 45 km/h and a range of over 85 kilometres on a single charge. Machine Maker
  • H' 21 ramp of 176 L product; will use double stack process Kioxia (Toshiba) Ramp: 128 L - Fab 7, Phase 1 construction starting 2021, production 2023 E SK Hynix Ramp: 128 L - Starting 176 L production; 128 L + 176 L to be > 80% of bit production exiting '21 Micron Vol. HealthSouth
  • Resources needed by ARPA-H ARPA-H will require adequate resources to support transformative projects: - The President's Budget for fiscal year 2022 requests $6.5 billion that can be spent over three years. U.S. Government
  • Weather forecasts are predicting wind gusts of more than 100 km/h in parts of central and western Victoria, with strong winds also predicted for the metropolitan region. CitiPower Powercor CMS
  • The high-speed trains in Thailand will be able to run at a maximum speed of 250 kilometres per hour, while the trains in Laos will top out at 160 km/h. Bangkok Post
  • Germany plans to import huge volumes of what it claims will be the world's cheapest green hydrogen under a pact with Namibia that further widens a global dash to secure prime locations for H 2 production linked to massive renewable power installations. Recharge | Latest renewable energy news

Last updated: 24 October 2021