G20 Meeting Leaves Much To Be Desired On Climate Action

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:26:04 +0000

Energy and environment ministers at the Group of 20 meeting of industrialized nations that took place in Naples, Italy, late last week failed to come to a consensus on several key commitments to tackle climate change in their final communique. There were two points in particular that were not agreed upon: one was around phasing […]

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Plugin Vehicles Hit 19% Market Share In Europe In June! Tesla Model 3 Has Best Month Ever!

Credit to Author: José Pontes| Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 23:42:21 +0000

The European passenger plugin vehicle market continues in the fast lane, having gotten over 237,000 registrations in June and over a million registrations YTD — which is +157% year over year (YoY). Last month’s plugin vehicle share of the overall auto market was 19% (10% full electrics/BEVs), which pulled the 2021 plugin vehicle (PEV) share […]

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Ernst & Young: Electric Cars Are Coming Sooner Than Expected

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:23:14 +0000

Originally posted on EVANNEX. by Charles Morris A steady stream of news items indicates that the transition to electric vehicles will take place faster than many people think. Plug-in vehicle sales have surpassed a 10% market share in California, and Tesla is now estimated to have an impressive 1.7% share of the total US market. In Norway, the […]

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EU Recommendation for the Collection & Recycling of Light-EV Batteries

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:10:29 +0000

Originally published on EU SCIENCE HUB, The European Commission’s science and knowledge service. A study recently published by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre assesses how best to identify at the European level an additional fifth category of batteries — those used for Light Means of Transport (LMT) such as e-bikes and similar new products — […]

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Europe Confronts Climate Destruction, Stronger Action Needed

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:18:55 +0000

Officials in Germany and across Europe say the deadly flooding in recent days highlights the need to step up efforts to address climate change. “It is terrifying,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told residents of the small town of Adenau in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate. “The German language can barely describe the devastation that’s taken place.” Of […]

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“Fit for 55” Fails to Right Wrongs of EU’s Disastrous Biofuels Policy

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2021 21:27:05 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Sam Hargreaves The European Commission has backed down on a proposal to shift its “green fuels” law towards non-liquid alternatives like electricity as part of its Fit for 55 package. This is despite 10 years of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) leading to widespread deforestation, habitat loss, and biodiesel emissions greater than the fossil […]

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BBC: Electric Cars Will Be “Biggest Revolution In Motoring” Since 1913

Credit to Author: Matt Pressman| Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2021 23:00:17 +0000

Originally published on EVANNEX. Many observers are forecasting that the world’s transition to electric cars will take place much sooner than expected. Now, BBC is also joining the fray. “What makes the end of the internal combustion engine inevitable is a technological revolution. And technological revolutions tend to happen very quickly … [and] this revolution will […]

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German Flood Damage at Power Plant, Energy Facilities Extensive

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2021 16:08:25 +0000

The post German Flood Damage at Power Plant, Energy Facilities Extensive appeared first on POWER Magazine.

Numerous energy facilities were afflicted by the major flooding event that inundated parts of Europe last week, and at least one major power generator has said the damage will likely mount into a “mid-double-digit million euro sum.” The flooding, which was caused by a cold, low-pressure area dubbed “Bernd,” crawled slowly across the continent over two […]

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EU Push To Green Shipping Is Positive But Risks Locking In Fossil Gas

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 21:30:48 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon The EU has published proposals to make the shipping sector finally pay for its pollution and fossil fuels — and to start using cleaner maritime fuels. However, the world’s first “green” fuel mandate for the sector would actually boost the use of LNG, a fossil fuel, said green […]

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EU Climate Plan — Emissions-Free Cars For All (But Not Quick Enough), + Aviation, Shipping, & Other Matters

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 20:54:49 +0000

Originally published on Transport & Environment. By Eoin Bannon An EU plan to sell 100% emissions-free cars in 2035 will democratise electric vehicles in Europe, green group Transport & Environment (T&E) has said. Cars are responsible for 12% of all greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, and switching sales from polluting engines to fully electric is a crucial […]

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