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With Tesla batteries and Japan's largest hydrogen tank, Panasonic is testing a factory of the future

With Tesla batteries and Japan’s largest hydrogen tank, Panasonic is testing a factory of the future

As a bullet train speeds by in the background, a tank of liquid hydrogen towers over solar panels and hydrogen fuel cells at Panasonic’s Kusatsu plant in Japan. Combined with a Tesla Megapack storage battery, hydrogen and solar can provide enough electricity to power the site’s Ene-Farm fuel cell plant. Hornyak Team As high-speed trains …

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Heat pumps are an energy improvement for homeowners that becomes a climate and financial winner

Heat pumps are an energy improvement for homeowners that becomes a climate and financial winner

Heat pumps are becoming increasingly popular for residential housing with rising energy prices and the need to reduce the use of fossil fuel heating systems. Andrew Aitchison | In pictures | Getty Images Are you thinking of a domestic heat pump? New and expanded government incentives, coupled with a steep rise in utility costs, make …

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Electric school buses offer kids a cleaner, but more expensive, route to class

Electric school buses offer kids a cleaner, but more expensive, route to class

BEVERLY, Mass. β€œIt’s a gray November morning, and we’re on a long yellow school bus. The bus bounces around the patched streets of this Boston suburb in a way that would be familiar to anyone who has ever taken the bus to class. But the bus is quiet – and not just because there are …

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As the world woos TSMC, Taiwan fears losing its 'silicon shield' |  CNN Business

As the world woos TSMC, Taiwan fears losing its ‘silicon shield’ | CNN Business

hong kong CNN β€” Semiconductor giant TSMC was feted this week by US President Joe Biden and Apple CEO Tim Cook at a ceremony to unveil its $40 billion manufacturing site in Arizona – a huge investment designed to help secure America’s supply of the most advanced chips. But back in Taiwan, there is deep …

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As the world woos TSMC, Taiwan fears losing its 'silicon shield' |  CNN Business

As the world woos TSMC, Taiwan fears losing its ‘silicon shield’ | CNN Business

hong kong CNN β€” Semiconductor giant TSMC was feted this week by US President Joe Biden and Apple CEO Tim Cook at a ceremony to unveil its $40 billion manufacturing site in Arizona – a huge investment designed to help secure America’s supply of the most advanced chips. But back in Taiwan, there is deep …

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Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

Meta takes on the US antitrust agency over the future of virtual reality

SAN JOSE, Calif./WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday accused Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) of trying to buy its way to dominance in the metaverse, launching a high-profile lawsuit to try to stop parent Facebook from buying virtual reality app developer Within Inc. The FTC filed a lawsuit in July to end …

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The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq chain losses following the rise in unemployment insurance claims

Weekly jobless claims rise in line with estimates Moderna and Pfizer in place as FDA clears updated COVID boosters Exxon climbs after strengthening its buyback program Indices up: Dow 0.55%, S&P 0.75%, Nasdaq 1.13% Dec 8 (Reuters) – The S&P 500 (.SPX) ended higher on Thursday, ending a five-game losing streak as investors interpreted data …

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US labor market shrugs off recession fears;  keeps the Fed on a tightening path

US labor market remains tight despite continued claims hitting 10-month high

Weekly jobless claims rise by 4,000 to 230,000 Continuing claims rise by 62,000 to 1.671 million WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased moderately last week, indicating a still tight and strong labor market despite growing fears of a recession as the Reserve federal government is …

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Tech layoffs in Southeast Asia rise as unprofitable startups seek to expand their leads

Tech layoffs in Southeast Asia rise as unprofitable startups seek to expand their leads

Shopee has reportedly made three rounds of layoffs this year as its parent company, Sea Limited, struggles for profitability. Lauryn Ishak | Bloomberg | Getty Images More tech startups in Southeast Asia have laid off workers this year as macro headwinds deepened losses and venture capitalists pushed startups to expand their leads. Last week, online …

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