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France’s Recent Order Liberalizing Retrofits Of Old ICE Vehicles Supercharges Phoenix Mobility’s Ambitions For Mass EV Conversions


This is an industry that promises to play a major role in accelerating the transition to electromobility. At the right scale and when applied to the right segments best fit for the target markets, what was once a niche product for collectors’ items such as restored classic cars and a badge of honor for a merry band of hobbyists could be a game changer. EV conversions will allow a broader consumer base to afford decent electric vehicles.

The transition to electromotility is happening much faster than we thought. Affordable mass EV conversions will put this transition into Ludicrous mode. A French EV conversion firm, Phoenix Mobility, is looking to scale up its B2B fleet conversion business.

The new regulation is a game changer. France was a country with a lot of constraints for retrofit. “We needed to have the OEM agreement to retrofit a car. This has changed in April 2020. Now we can homologate our own veh... Show more...
 
#ai #environment #power
 
● NEWS ● #TruthOut #Environment ☞ Global Electronic #Waste Up 21 Percent in Five Years - Little of It Is Recycled
Global Electronic Waste Up 21 Percent in Five Years — Little of It Is Recycled
 
● NEWS ● #Counterpunch #Environment ☞ #CarbonDioxide Uptake by Vegetation After Emissions Shutoff “Now”
Carbon Dioxide Uptake by Vegetation After Emissions Shutoff “Now”
 

Do activists have the upper hand against US pipelines?


Environmental defenders celebrate big wins in their battle to keep sensitive lands free of oil and gas infrastructure.
Do activists have the upper hand against US pipelines?
#Environment #US&Canada #Poverty&Development
 

Owners of electric vehicles in Australia could be paid to plug into the grid to help avoid blackouts


Electric vehicles can help keep the air clean in our cities – as we’ve seen recently with the reduction of traffic through COVID-19 lockdowns – but they face two obstacles.

In the short term they’re still expensive. In the long term charging millions of vehicles from the electricity grid presents challenges.

This new project, launched today, tries to tackle both of these obstacles head-on, and it could mean owners earn more money than they’re likely to pay for charging their electric vehicles.

See Owners of electric vehicles to be paid to plug into the grid to help avoid blackouts

#environment #EV

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Power Pioneer Invents New All-Polymer Battery That’s 90% Cheaper Than Lithium-Ion... But It Has Some Possible Downsides


Horie’s innovation is to replace the battery’s basic components -- metal-lined electrodes and liquid electrolytes -- with a resin construction. He says this approach dramatically simplifies and speeds up manufacturing, making it as easy as “buttering toast.” It allows for 10-meter-long battery sheets that can be stacked on top of each other “like seat cushions” to increase capacity, he said. Importantly, the resin-based batteries are also resistant to catching fire when punctured.

But the technology is not without its shortcomings. Polymers are not as conductive as metal and this could significantly impact the battery’s carrying capacity, according to Menahem Anderman, president of California-based Total Battery Consulting Inc. One drawback of the bipolar design is that cells are connected back-to-back in a series, making control of individual ones difficult, Anderman said. He also questioned whether... Show more...
 
● NEWS ● #ClimateNewsNetwork #Environment ☞ Warming oceans deter more fish from spawning
Warming oceans deter more fish from spawning
 
● NEWS ● #CNN #Environment ☞ #Siberia had its warmest June ever as wildfires raged and carbon dioxide emissions surged
 
● NEWS ● #Vice #Environment ☞ The #Arctic Is on Fire Again, and It's Even Worse This Time
 

Greenpeace activists scale Notre Dame crane to rally for climate


Climate activists accuse France and its president of not doing enough to fight climate change.
Greenpeace activists scale Notre Dame crane to rally for climate
#Europe #France #Environment
 

Pulling the plug on pipelines: Environmental wins against big oil


Activists enjoy two major victories against the fossil fuel industry. Plus, caterpillar hats and marauding macaques.
Pulling the plug on pipelines: Environmental wins against big oil
#TheGreenRead #Environment #FossilFuels #WildAnimals #GlobalWarming #ClimateChange
 
● NEWS ● #BBC #Environment ☞ #Climate change: 'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C global target
 

EU Diesel Drivers Burn 100× More Palm Oil Than All Oreo Cookies In World - Ban diesel, not cookies if you want to make a real difference


Junk food is well known for containing a lot of palm oil. If you’re concerned about deforestation from palm oil (a huge issue for our atmosphere as well as biodiversity), you have probably seen the campaigns urging people to not buy certain brands and urging producers of such food to use something other than palm oil. I don’t recall seeing any campaigns regarding palm oil and diesel, or even big awareness-raising campaigns about the link. Until now.

Transport & Environment (T&E) has release a report that shows that EU drivers burn more palm oil in their diesel fuel in a year than is put in all of the Oreo cookies in the world each year.

This comes in part because palm oil use in “biodiesel” jumped 7% in the EU last year as regulations pushed industry to “clean up” diesel pollution. A record 4.5 million tonnes of palm oil were put into biodiesel in the EU.

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● NEWS ● #NYTimes #Environment ☞ Intense Arctic #Wildfires Set a Pollution Record

The New York Times: Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record (By Somini Sengupta)

 
● NEWS ● #Counterpunch #Environment ☞ We Need a Global #GreenNewDeal
We Need a Global Green New Deal
 
● NEWS ● #CommonDreams #Environment ☞ 'Monumental Victory': Tribes and #Climate Activists Celebrate Court-Ordered Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline
 
● NEWS ● #Salon #Environment ☞ Bizarre "pink snow" in the Alps is actually a bad omen for Earth
 
● NEWS ● #TheVerge #Environment ☞ The #Navajo Nation faced water shortages for generations — and then the #pandemic hit
 
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It's fantastic made of #plastic... 😩🚮


What will aliens 👾 find in 1000 years of our #civilization?

Plastic and radioactive ☢️ #trash!
#humanity #environment #pollution #nature #waste #fail
 
● NEWS ● #ClimateNewsNetwork #climate #Environment ☞ Less rain will fall during Mediterranean winters
Less rain will fall during Mediterranean winters
 
Viele südafrikanische Townships ersticken förmlich in Müll, denn eine Müllabfuhr gibt es nicht. In einem Township in Nelson Mandela Bay haben die Einwohner jetzt eigene Lösungen gefunden.
Townships in Südafrika gehen ein Jahrzehnte altes Müllproblem an | DW | 03.07.2020
#Environment #südafrika #Afrika #Abfallentsorgung #Nachhaltigkeit #Recycling
 
● NEWS ● #France24 #Environment ☞ Fires rage across Amazon #rainforest , sparking fears of another disastrous summer season
 
● NEWS ● #TheAge #Environment ☞ How #climatechange is affecting your cup of #coffee
 
● NEWS ● #CNN #Environment ☞ A potentially deadly #weather pattern is setting up across the central US
 
● NEWS ● #ClimateNewsNetwork #climatechange #environment ☞ #Climate change caused havoc 2000 years ago
Climate change caused havoc 2000 years ago
 
● NEWS ● #ClimateNewsNetwork #climatechange #environment ☞ #Climate change caused havoc 2000 years ago
Climate change caused havoc 2000 years ago
 
● NEWS ● #RollingStone #Environment ☞ House Democrats Have a #Climate Plan, And It’s Pretty Damn Good
House Democrats Have a Climate Plan, And It’s Pretty Damn Good
 
● NEWS ● #BBC #Environment ☞ The young people fighting the worst smog in #Europe
 

The Climate Law cannot compromise with the laws of physics – EURACTIV.com


#environment #energy #climate

Fighting against global warming is a top priority for the EU. But the actions proposed and taken so far – in particular the Climate Law – show a misunderstanding of the problem at hand.
The Climate Law cannot compromise with the laws of physics
 
● NEWS ● #CommonDreams #environment ☞ 'Genocidal Negligence': New Democratic #Climate Action Plan Criticized as Woefully Inadequate
 
● NEWS ● #ClimateNewsNetwork #Environment ☞ #Ocean sensitivity may lower #carbon emissions cuts
Ocean sensitivity may lower carbon emissions cuts
 
● NEWS ● #DarkSky #Environment ☞ Advocate Opens the Door to Awareness
Advocate Opens the Door to Awareness
 
● NEWS ● #Vox #Environment ☞ House Democrats just put out the most detailed climate plan in US political history
 
● NEWS ● #NewStatesman #Environment ☞ Why #climatechange is too important to leave to “green” politics ... Show more...
 
● NEWS ● #DemocracyNow #environment ☞ #Louisiana Activists Face 15 Years for “Terrorizing” Oil Lobbyist with Box of Plastic Pollution
 
● NEWS ● #taiwannews #taiwan #tw #Environment ☞ The #Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists
 
● NEWS ● #taiwannews #taiwan #tw #Environment ☞ #Typhoon saved S. Taiwan's coral reefs from bleaching: Researcher
 

Sensors detect rise in #nuclear particles on Baltic Sea, global body says

One of its stations scanning the air for radionuclides - telltale #radioactive particles that can be carried long distances by the wind - detected unusually high levels of three radionuclides earlier this week: caesium-134, caesium-137 and ruthenium-103.
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... covering the tips of Denmark and Norway as well as southern Sweden, much of Finland, Baltic countries and part of western Russia including St Petersburg.
Source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-nuclear-particles-baltic-idUSKBN23X2TN

#RUSSIA would never try to cover up a nuclear incident, would it?

#fail #news #environment #politics
 
● NEWS ● #climatenewsnetwork #Environment ☞ Threatened #mangrove #forests won’t protect coasts
Threatened mangrove forests won’t protect coasts
 
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