Climate change concerns are growing among top executives at global firms, but they still struggle to implement solutions across their firms to address those worries.
BMW posted record annual sales in China as demand for luxury cars and the automaker’s push into electric vehicles helped overcome challenges posed by the global chip shortage and coronavirus outbreaks.
Tesla agreed to purchase nickel supplies from miner Talon Metals as an expected surge in demand spurs automakers to secure access to battery metals and other electric-car parts.
Rio Tinto, the world’s biggest producer of iron ore, will deploy zero-emissions trains at its Pilbara mines from 2023 under a deal with American manufacturer Wabtec.
Fortescue Metals Group has become the second Pilbara iron ore miner to order battery-powered electric locomotives to help reduce emissions on its vast rail network.
Elon Musk added to his lead as the world’s richest person after Tesla reported it had smashed its previous record for vehicle deliveries.
Mike Young didn’t plan to take another executive role after leaving aspiring uranium producer Vimy Resources but an opportunity offered by mining entrepreneur Grant Davey proved too exciting to refuse.
The Henderson-based firm is keen to show that even in traditionally “heavy” industries such as shipbuilding, efforts can be made to work towards a net zero emissions future.
The push to green energy has helped Tesla smash its quarterly delivery record, with the electric vehicle maker delivering 308,600 cars in the fourth quarter.
Dana Hull and Brendan Case
Japan’s Osaka Gas and Canada’s ATCO have agreed to explore the possibility of producing renewable synthetic methane in Australia for domestic use and export markets.
Tesla is in a strong position heading into 2022, with catalysts including robust Chinese demand and new factory openings in the US and Germany, according to Wedbush.
The hunt for cleaner energy has dominated the Australian share market, with six of the ten best performing stocks in quest to reduce our fossil fuel reliance.
In the 12 months since it was added to the index, Tesla’s stock has been every bit as volatile as it was in 2018 and 2019.
Esha Dey and Elena Popina
Chip oil is no longer just for cooking! A Perth-based engineer has found a way to use the waste from fryers to power electric vehicle chargers.
Woodside has signed with Asian partners to develop a long-term supply chain of sustainable hydrogen from Western Australia to Singapore and potentially Japan.
Another massive solar farm near Waroona was approved at a recent government meeting and is set to provide power to the South West of the country.
Province Resources’ green hydrogen project near Canarvon has been awarded lead agency status by the WA Government, recognising the development as a significant project which is in the State’s interest.
Danielle Le Messurier
Fortescue Metals Group’s green energy unit is celebrating the production of hydrogen using its own designed and built electrolyser.
From mine site sex assaults and labour shortages to Twiggy’s green energy push, it has been a big year for business. These were the top 10 moments.
The green energy future is proving lucrative for Kewdale-based equipment distributor Blue Diamond Machinery.
Outgoing FMG boss Elizabeth Gaines could remain at the helm of the Andrew Forrest-controlled iron ore miner for months, particularly if the company brings in a new chief executive from overseas.
Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group is continuing its pursuit of iron ore in Africa even as the company seeks to remodel itself as a global green energy giant.
Gas giant Woodside has revealed plans at its annual investors update to invest $7 billion in emerging energy markets.
A partnership between Alinta Energy and Fortescue Metals Group has pressed the button on WA’s biggest solar farm which will power daytime operations at the iron ore miner’s Chichester Hub in the Pilbara.
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