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Robotaxi put it in park, events not to miss, and other things to know in Houston energy transition news
Editor's note: It's a new week — start it strong with three quick things to know in Houston's energy transition ecosystem: events not to miss, robotaxis take a break, and more.
Events this week
Don't miss these two events.
Cruise hits the brakes
Cruise launched in Houston in October. Photo courtesy of Cruise
The company's California permit was rescinded, and Cruise announced a national pause on its service in a statement.
"The most important thing for us right now is to take steps to rebuild public trust. Part of this involves taking a hard look inwards and at how we do work at Cruise, even if it means doing things that are uncomfortable or difficult," reads the statement. "In that spirit, we have decided to proactively pause driverless operations across all of our fleets while we take time to examine our processes, systems, and tools and reflect on how we can better operate in a way that will earn public trust. This is not related to any new on-road incidents, and our supervised AV operations will continue."
Meet LYB — and its latest sustainability deal
LyondellBasell has rebranded as LYB. Photo via lyondellbasell.com
LyondellBasell has rebranded as LYB, revealing a new logo, tagline, and visual identity.
“With our new strategy firmly in place, our employees are adopting new ways of working to generate innovative, value-enhancing solutions to support our goals,” Peter Vanacker, LYB's CEO, says in the release.
The Dutch company, whose U.S. headquarters is in Houston, also recently announced that it has purchased a 25 percent stake in a joint venture that seeks to accelerate advancements in plastic recycling.