26% of New Vehicle Sales Plugin Vehicle Sales in Germany in 2021

Credit to Author: José Pontes| Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2022 02:05:37 +0000

36% plugin vehicle share in December! The German automotive market has opened the gates to plugin vehicles, with December close to setting a record month, ending some 1,000 units below December 2020 with 81,188 registrations. Plugin vehicles (PEVs) scored an amazing 36% share (21% BEV) in December, with the full 2021 numbers ending at over […]

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Europeans Support Stronger EU Car Emissions Rules

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2022 14:57:26 +0000

Public says it wants the cleanest cars possible as EU Commission weighs up proposals for new rules on vehicle emissions

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Stelco Will Recycle EV Batteries At Its Ontario Factory

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 19:38:54 +0000

Stelco, a Canadian steel company, has announced plans to recycle end-of-life EV and lithium-ion batteries at its factory in Ontario. Stelco will be using proprietary technology from a joint venture of German and Australian metal companies Primobius GmbH and Neometels Ltd. Stelco negotiated binding licenses and option agreements with the two companies. Neometelrs currently uses […]

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Opinion: Some German Environmental Groups Overlook Coal’s Impact On Water While Focusing On Stopping Tesla

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2022 17:56:10 +0000

Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland has reported that some German environmental groups believe that Tesla’s Giga Berlin is putting their drinking water at risk. The Green League and Naturschutzbund (Nabu) Brandenburg made an announcement claiming that important information was missing in order to assess whether or not the increase in water use would be sustainable, the article noted. […]

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Carbon Removal Platform & Marketplace Carbonfuture Raises $2.8 Million, Expands To US

Credit to Author: Jonny Tiernan| Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2022 18:31:22 +0000

CarbonfutureCarbonfuture has gained a huge vote of confidence in its ability to deliver on its promise of “carbon removal you can trust,” with investors putting $2.8 million in seed funding into the company. The investment round was led by Übermorgen Ventures, which was joined by early-stage investor seed + speed Ventures, impact investor Wi Venture, […]

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Germany’s Plugin EV Share At Record 36% In December

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Sat, 08 Jan 2022 13:07:17 +0000

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market and the world’s 5th largest, saw plugin electric vehicle share hit a record of 35.7% in December, up from 26.6% year-on-year. Full battery electrics took 21.3% of the market. Overall auto volumes were down to 227,630 units, the lowest December result of recent decades. Seeing significant month-on-month growth were three […]

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Nuclear and Natural Gas Taxonomy Battles Brewing in Europe and S. Korea

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 05 Jan 2022 14:18:14 +0000


A leaked draft of the European Commission’s proposal to label some natural gas and nuclear power plants as “transitional” or “green” investments has prompted pushback from some European Union (EU) members. Criticism is also mounting in South Korea, where liquefied natural gas (LNG) was included in its new green taxonomy guidelines—but nuclear was left out. […]

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Three Nuclear Plants Close in Germany, Final Three to Be Retired in 2022

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2021 18:11:41 +0000

The end of the year will bring the end of power production for three of Germany’s final six operating nuclear power plants. The 1,410-MW Brokdorf unit in Schleswig-Holstein, the 1,360-MW Grohnde unit in Lower Saxony, and the 1,288-MW Gundremmingen C unit in Bavaria will all be permanently taken off the gird on Dec. 31. That […]

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Railroads & Solar Power: You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Mon, 27 Dec 2021 17:54:10 +0000

solar power railroads Germany USASqueezing more solar power into the German railroad system is the aim of a new study, and the US railway industry could take a page or two from that book.

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