Economy & Business

"London Ship Insurers Accused Of Enabling Fishing Vessels To ‘Go Dark’"

"When it comes to illegal fishing, London’s ancient business of ship insurance may not get much attention. But according to a new complaint, the UK capital’s insurance industry is partly to blame when fishing vessels “go dark” at sea by turning off their mandatory satellite tracking equipment."

Source: Guardian, 02/15/2023

"Electric Vehicle Sales Top $1 Trillion in Wake-Up Call for Carmakers"

"Global spending on electric vehicles is surging. According a new report published by BloombergNEF on investment in the energy transition, annual spending on passenger EVs hit $388 billion in 2022, up 53% from the year before."

Source: Bloomberg Green, 02/15/2023

"Ford To Build EV Battery Plant In Michigan, Use Chinese Tech"

"Ford Motor Co. announced Monday it will build a $3.5 billion electric vehicle battery plant in Michigan that uses Chinese technology, a move the company believes will bolster its ability to take advantage of President Joe Biden’s landmark climate law."

Source: E&E News, 02/14/2023

"Report: Companies’ Climate Targets Not What They Claim To Be"

"Climate commitments by companies aren’t always as green as they seem. A new report concludes major brands are exaggerating how ambitious their efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions are — in effect misleading consumers, investors and governments."

Source: AP, 02/13/2023

SEJ Panel Gauges Issues in the Works in the U.S. West

As part of our 2023 Journalists’ Guide to Energy & Environment special report, we’ve got highlights from last week’s reporter panel on the year ahead, led by #SEJ2023 conference co-chair Tom Michael (pictured, left). The focus was largely on the U.S. West, where challenges abound over issues like equitable siting of renewable energy infrastructure, regulating natural gas, managing wildfires and addressing the health consequences of climate-driven heat waves. Read our account, plus check out the full 2023 Guide.

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April 22, 2023

ECH 2023 Climate Solutions Symposium: Texas, the Energy Capital of the Planet, Can and Should Lead

The Engineering, Science and Technology Council of Houston (ECH) will host this half-day symposium virtually and in person at the University of Houston Student Center Theater, 1:00-4:00pm, followed by a Meet-and-Greet in the Student Center’s Ballroom, 4:00-5:30pm. $10 cost.



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