Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

Credit to Author: Mark Z. Jacobson| Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2019 21:45:57 +0000

The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward. The core of the problem is the belief by some leaders that solving global warming will be expensive and drain the economy of their country. However, new research indicates that this belief is incorrect

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Tesla #7 On FreightTech 25 List

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 07:58:46 +0000

Freight Waves has announced its pick for FreightTech 25, which “highlights the most innovative and disruptive companies across the freight industry.” Tesla, of course, made the list. The freight industry is just another one of the industries that Tesla is disrupting

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Europe’s Green Deal: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen Announces “Europe’s Man on the Moon Moment” (Videos)

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2019 07:31:46 +0000

As some act to stall progress, the forward motion provided by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and all she represents is a remarkable step forward. Presenting a Green Deal plan for Europe at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, she and her colleagues took a seed from US progressives and gave it the watering and care it needed in the fertile ground of Europe

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Funding Secured: Lightning Systems Raises $41 Million To Ramp Up Production

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:10:28 +0000

Loveland, Colorado-based commercial EV builder Lightning Systems just closed a $41 million round of financing comprised of equity, debt, and working capital line funding from a variety of investors. Lightning Systems plans to use the new funding to scale up production of its electric powertrains for Ford Transits, Ford E-450s, Ford F-59 step vans, Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 6500XD trucks, and Lightning Electric city buses

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BMW Group Joins “Getting to Zero Coalition” — 1st Carmaker To Do So

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:16:51 +0000

Being superbly happy with the performance, and yes, the style of the BMW i3 that I drive, it’s nice to hear BMW is continuing to focus on manufacturing electric cars in a green way. The company actually operates a sustainability strategy that exists along the entire value chain, supporting sustainability more deeply than in the cars or car factories themselves

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PH reelected to IMO, vows to keep shipping ‘safe, secure, environment friendly’

Credit to Author: The Manila Times| Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:00:42 +0000

THE Philippines had been reelected to the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IOM) as it vowed to make shipping safe, secure, and environment friendly. The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said that the Philippines was re-elected to the IMO Council on November 29 during the 31st session of the IMO’s general assembly. The DFA said […]

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Nikola & Iveco Partner To Bring The Battery Electric Nikola TRE To The EU

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:58:23 +0000

Nikola TREThe Nikola Corporation is making a push into the EU with partner trucking company IVECO after the pair showed off the design model of the battery electric version of the Nikola TRE for European customers. Launching the battery electric Nikola TRE gives Nikola a bridge to the hydrogen-powered future the team envisions as the reality of the investment and lead time required for hydrogen to manifest in the global transportation marketplace are realized

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Ellen, World’s Largest Electric Ferry, Has Battery Equivalent To 50 Tesla Model S Batteries

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2019 03:45:57 +0000

Ellen electric ferryZero-emissions adaptation is everything in our changing world. Land, sea, and air traffic all need to switch to zero emissions. A favorable example of maritime adaptation comes to us from euronews.com, which invites us to meet Ellen. Ellen means “Sun Ray,” or some say “Bright One.” Although, Ellen is powered by wind, not solar

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Nikola Pushes Deeper Into Battery Electric Vehicles With Next Generation Battery Tech

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:05:04 +0000

The Nikola Motor Company dropped a bomb on the electric vehicle industry today with news of a pending acquisition of a team that has developed next generation battery technology. The news comes with claims of a cathode with 4 times the energy density of today’s lithium-ion cells, lasts for 2,000 cycles, and at a cell cost of 50% less than today’s lithium-ion cells

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