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Big promises, but can China be carbon neutral by 2060?

Xi Jinping's shock promise to lead the world into a safer climate future was thin on details, leaving many questions unanswered on how the world's worst polluter will meet a 2060 carbon neutral target.

China is responsible for over a quarter of the world's greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming.

But it is also the biggest global investor in renewable energy -- a country whose energy policy points both ways.

Oil majors not in sync with global climate goals: report

Oil and gas giants are far from aligning with the global climate change goals they purport to uphold, and only a government-managed decline of the sector can prevent climate catastrophe, according to an analysis released Wednesday.

"We have seen a wave of announcements from oil companies over the last nine months claiming to be part of the solution on climate, but none of their plans measure up to what is needed," co-author Kelly Trout, a senior research analyst at Oil Change, told AFP.

Tesla cuts battery cost on road to $25K model

Tesla on Tuesday said it is slashing battery costs to speed a global shift to renewable energy, and could have a $25,000 self-driving model available in three years or so.

Chief executive Elon Musk and the head of Tesla's power team laid out battery design, material and production innovations that combine to cut the cost per kilowatt hours by 56 percent.

New approaches to making lithium-ion batteries for vehicles are desperately needed given the limited supply and cost, Musk said during a "Battery Day" presentation.

Tesla maps road to cheaper batteries for electric cars

Tesla on Tuesday said it is slashing battery costs to speed a global shift to renewable energy, and could have a $25,000 model available in three years or so.

Chief executive Elon Musk and the head of Tesla's power team laid out battery design, material and production innovations that combine to cut the cost per kilowatt hours by 56 percent.

New approaches to making lithium-ion batteries for vehicles are desperately needed, given the limited supply and cost, Musk said during a "Battery Day" presentation.