Inside the MARVEL micronuclear reactor project at Idaho National Lab

Nuclear reactors have a well-earned reputation for being massive construction projects that frequently run into cost overruns. Plus, once they are constructed eventually, monitoring and maintaining them takes a staff of dozens of trained experts. But Yasir Arafat believes nuclear power doesn’t have to be this way. Arafat is the technical lead of the microreactor … Read more

Why QuantumScape investors are still waiting for new EV batteries

A solid-state battery development lab for QuantumScape. QuantumScape The electric vehicle space has seen a handful of impressive stock market debuts in recent years, but battery start-up QuantumScape’s first few weeks of trading were remarkable even by EV stock standards. QuantumScape, which was founded in 2010, went public via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition … Read more

NY legislative roundup: Bills passed on abortion protections, voting rights and cryptocurrency mining | local business

New York’s Democratic-controlled Legislature closed its session by passing bills that tighten the state’s gun laws, strengthen its abortion protections and bolster its voting rights to expand access to the polls. It was all part of a flurry of activity to close a six-month legislative session that also saw a first-of-its-kind moratorium on new cryptocurrency … Read more

New York crypto mining bill: Senator Anna Kelles interview

Bitcoin offices in Istanbul, Turkey, on May 11, 2022. Umit Turhan Coskun/NurPhoto via Getty Images New York State Assemblymember Anna Kelles is tired of all the fear-mongering about the bill she wrote — and sponsored — to place a two-year moratorium on certain types of new cryptocurrency mines in the state. The fate of the … Read more

NY legislative roundup: Bills passed on abortion protections, voting rights and cryptocurrency mining | local business

New York’s Democratic-controlled Legislature closed its session by passing bills that tighten the state’s gun laws, strengthen its abortion protections and bolster its voting rights to expand access to the polls. It was all part of a flurry of activity to close a six-month legislative session that also saw a first-of-its-kind moratorium on new cryptocurrency … Read more

Shell safety consultant quits over climate change with viral message

Shell officially changed its name on Friday, ditching “Royal Dutch”, which has been part of its identity since 1907. Rick Wilking | Reuters At 8:27 am on Monday morning, May 23, Caroline Dennett emailed 1,400 executives at the oil and gas conglomerate, Shell, to announce her resignation after 11 years working as a safety consultant. … Read more

Sen. Cruz blasts Larry Fink over ‘woke’ shareholder votes on climate

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a news conference at the US Capitol October 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong | Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz blasted BlackRock CEO Larry Fink on Tuesday for so-called “woke” investment decisions — and suggested money managers like Fink be barred from voting on behalf of other investors … Read more

Electric vehicles are in short supply. Here’s what you can find as gas prices soar

Charging port for a Ford Motor Co. Mustang during the Washington Auto Show in Washington, DC, on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images As gas prices hit record highs, some Americans might be tempted to go electric and ease the pain at the pump. But finding a shiny, new electric … Read more

Where the billions spent on driverless cars by US and China is heading

An Apollo Robotaxi runs at Shougang Park as Baidu launches China’s first driverless taxi service in the city on May 2, 2021 in Beijing, China. He Luqi | Qianlong.com | Visual China Group | Getty Images For years, Alphabet’s Waymo and other leaders have promised autonomous vehicles are just around the bend. But that future … Read more

Electric vehicle prices rise at Tesla, Rivian, GM and other carmakers

Tesla’s Model 3 at the Tesla store in Washington, DC Salwan Georges | The Washington Post | Getty Images Automakers from Tesla to Rivian to Cadillac are hiking prices on their electric vehicles amid changing market conditions and rising commodity costs, specifically for key materials needed for EV batteries. Battery prices have been declining for … Read more