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Driving a rental electric vehicle in New Zealand: Another way is possible

It was a VW eGolf (VW won’t export to Australia because we haven’t any emission standards) with one of the smallest batteries on the new EV market, having only an 80% range of about 180k (full range about 230k). — … Continue reading

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Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power

25 November, 2020 – As more reactors face closure, governments in Europe may prefer renewable energy to replace nuclear power. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/western-europe-cools-on-plans-for-nuclear-power/  ..it is entirely likely that UK nuclear generation will be reduced to  just Sizewell B, with … Continue reading

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Big builders’ plans threaten to wreck forest survival

“This is a salutary reminder that we are living in a dreamworld of pledges, but a reality of very little progress, lack of transparency, vested interests and short-termism,” said Robert Nasi, director general of the International Centre for Forest Research. … Continue reading

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GM CEO Thinks U.S. Will Take Decades To Switch To EVs — She Could Be Right, And Here’s Why

GM’s Mary Barra thinks that it the U.S. may take decades to fully switch EVs. This has nothing to do with GM, but the 250 million ICE vehicles in existance — Read on cleantechnica.com/2020/06/11/gm-ceo-thinks-u-s-will-take-decades-to-switch-to-evs-she-could-be-right-and-heres-why/amp/

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Australia’s climate effort slammed as ‘simply embarrassing’ among worst in G20

Australia labelled one of G20’s worst for climate action in latest Climate Transparency Report, lagging behind its international peers on green transition. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/australias-climate-effort-slammed-as-simply-embarrassing-among-worst-in-the-g20-55344/ The emissions intensity of the Australian economy ranked as one of the highest in … Continue reading

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Ford expands EV production team and factories for electric F-150 and eTransit

Ford to hire additional employees and invest $US100 million to expand production capacity of its all-electric F-150 and all-new E-Transit. — Read on thedriven.io/2020/11/13/ford-expands-ev-production-team-and-factories-for-electric-f-150-and-etransit/amp/

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Natural hotspots lose ground to farms and cities

6 November, 2020 − Nature concentrates its riches in selected spots. Save those natural hotspots, and you could save biodiversity. Really? — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/natural-hotspots-lose-ground-to-farms-and-cities/

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Rewilded farmland can save money − and the Earth

2 November, 2020 − To save civilisation, try rewilded farmland. But that salvation depends on which land goes back to forest and savannah. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/rewilded-farmland-can-save-money-−-and-the-earth/ Good news if enough countries care

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Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4Tn and 880,000 jobs – report

If policies promoting net zero emissions by 2050 are adopted 250,000 jobs would be created and $680bn added to the economy — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/02/lack-of-climate-action-over-50-years-will-cost-the-economy-34tn-and-880000-jobs-report and more expensive the longer we delay…

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Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism? | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

How fast does Australia need to reduce greenhouse emissions to play its fair part in responding to the global climate emergency? — Read on http://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6992851/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-leadership-or-climate-colonialism/

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