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Skeleton and KIT promise graphene SuperBattery with 15-second charging

Estonia’s Skeleton Technologies and Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have partnered up to complete development on what they’re calling the SuperBattery for EVs – “a groundbreaking graphene battery with a 15-second charging time.” — Read on newatlas.com/energy/skeleton-kit-superbattery-graphene-ultracpacitor/

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Supply chains generate massive carbon emissions

25 September, 2020 – When it comes to cutting carbon emissions, think global. Think multinational. Think Coca-Cola, or Total. But don’t fly. — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/supply-chains-generate-massive-carbon-emissions/

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Airbus Unveils Hydrogen Designs for Zero-Emission Flight – Bloomberg

European planemaker Airbus SE unveiled three designs it’s studying to build hydrogen-powered aircraft as it races to bring a zero-carbon passenger plane into service by 2035. — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-21/airbus-unveils-hydrogen-powered-designs-for-zero-emission-flight

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BP drops a cluster bomb on Big Oil

Bernard Looney’s decision to reinvent BP as a green energy giant will save the FTSE 100 firm from a death spiral — Read on http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2020/09/16/bp-drops-cluster-bomb-big-oil/

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A new warning bell for Wall Street, as wildfires rage out west | Environmental Defense Fund

Trump administration issued a proposed regulation that would prohibit retirement and pension plans from considering climate risk — despite overwhelming opposition from the investment community. — Read on http://www.edf.org/blog/2020/09/18/new-warning-bell-wall-street-wildfires-rage-out-west

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Committee on Climate Change chair Lord Deben on why it would be ‘stupid’ not to use the coronavirus recovery to go for net zero

“The rich countries, even after COVID-19, have got to recognise that we have benefited from the pollution that has caused climate change. “It’s our fault. And we’ve become rich on its back. We have an absolute responsibility.” — Read on … Continue reading

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Mass migration set to increase as world warms

migrations were not centred on poor people trying to enter rich nations in Europe or North America. Instead, most movements were from the countryside to urban areas in the same country — Read on climatenewsnetwork.net/mass-migration-set-to-increase-as-world-warms/

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New Zealand minister calls for finance sector to disclose climate crisis risks in world first

Green party makes electoral pledge that would make it mandatory for large financial institutions to reveal exposure to climate-related risks — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/15/new-zealand-minister-calls-for-finance-sector-to-disclose-climate-crisis-risks-in-world-first

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IEEFA Australia: Gas is not a transition fuel, Prime Minister – Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis

To slow global warming immediately, Howarth recommends “the best strategy is to move as quickly as possible away from natural gas, reducing both carbon dioxide and methane emissions.” — Read on ieefa.org/ieefa-australia-gas-is-not-a-transition-fuel-prime-minister/

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“Too late for gradual transition”: Quiggin calls for coal exit by 2030

A new research paper spells out benefits of a rapid coal phase-out and calls on governments to develop a plan for the transition. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/too-late-for-gradual-transition-quiggin-calls-for-coal-exit-by-2030/ Pity Doc Doolittle Morrison & Co reaction sphincter tighter than fish’s…so do nothing … Continue reading

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