Economy

Houston can be a leader in a circular plastics economy

The Houston area comprises the largest concentration of petrochemical manufacturing in the world. A recent report by the Center for Houston’s Future and the University of Houston illustrates that based on current plastics production capacity, the region could support up to 100 advanced recycling facilities by 2030, each capable of processing 25,000 tons per year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10 million metric tons of CO2 per year, and supporting 15,000 jobs and half a billion dollars in annual payroll.

Another analysis demonstrates that converting recoverable plastics in Texas to transportation fuel could provide enough fuel to power more than … Read More

2021 Hyundai Sonata Review | Price, fuel economy, pictures, what’s new

The 2021 Hyundai Sonata makes a stronger case for itself after last year’s complete redesign. No longer merely a value play — although it is still keenly priced and well equipped — Hyundai’s midsize sedan has a rejuvenated sense of style and also boasts impressively up-to-the-minute tech. The model line has been fleshed out with a fuel-sipping Hybrid and the Sonata’s first performance version ever, the highly credible Hyundai Sonata N Line.

Though buyer interest in this segment is shrinking, the cars have never been better, and the 2021 Sonata is a fine example of that truth. Is it our

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Biden Details $2 Trillion Plan to Rebuild Infrastructure and Reshape the Economy

WASHINGTON — President Biden will unveil an infrastructure plan on Wednesday whose $2 trillion price tag would translate into 20,000 miles of rebuilt roads, repairs to the 10 most economically important bridges in the country, the elimination of lead pipes and service lines from the nation’s water supplies and a long list of other projects intended to create millions of jobs in the short run and strengthen American competitiveness in the long run.

Biden administration officials said the proposal, which they detailed in a 25-page briefing paper and which Mr. Biden will discuss in an afternoon speech in Pittsburgh, would

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Two Tech Stocks To Watch As Biden Pours Trillions Into The Green Economy

Biden recently proposed a new $2 trillion “master plan” to revive the economy, and it could have unintended consequences.

While some expect it would disrupt the $700 billion oil and gas industry…

Many believe it will trigger a “green boom,” sending EV companies soaring for gains that could match those seen by Tesla and others in 2020.

This $2 trillion plan is one of the few things that both Democrats and Republicans have agreed on in recent years…

And with the EU already spending billions on grants to fund development in this industry overseas, the green president is not

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Ohio State earns DOE funding to drive fuel economy improvements in next-gen vehicles

The Ohio State University has received $5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to optimize fuel economy in connected and automated vehicles.

This is Ohio State’s second project to be funded through ARPA-E’s Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Connected and Automated On-Road Vehicles (NEXTCAR) program. Research will be led by Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR).

CAR’s initial NEXTCAR project demonstrated a multi-horizon vehicle dynamics and powertrain control optimization algorithm that improves fuel economy on a light-duty vehicle by more than 20%. In the current project, Ohio State, BorgWarner and

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Two Tech Trends To Watch As The U.S. Pours Trillions Into The Green Economy

LONDON, March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Biden recently proposed a new $2 trillion “master plan” to revive the economy, and it could have unintended consequences. While some expect it would disrupt the $700 billion oil and gas industry…Many believe it will trigger a “green boom,” sending EV companies soaring for gains that could match those seen by Tesla and others in 2020.  Mentioned in today’s commentary includes:  Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE: TM), Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), MicroVision, Inc. (NASDAQ: MVIS)

This $2 trillion plan is one of

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