08 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...the majority of voters on the day supported the proposed ban, though extremely low turnout meant that the measure passed despite garnering ‘yes’ votes from just 7% of registered voters in Paris.
"... a new study has shown that the effect may have bolstered dockless bike-sharing instead... total number of rides has slightly decreased this year due to the expulsion of shared electric scooter companies. However, the number of dockless bike rides skyrocketed, more than doubling in just one year."
08 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"I have more of a problem with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company's plan to pump 5 million barrels of crude per day by 2027, up from 3 million barrels today...[Al Jaber] comments lack the crucial context that while fossil fuels will still be used in 2050 and even 2100, our reliance on them will shrink to a fraction of today's dependence...There’s no room for fossil-fuel expansion."
08 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"Leaked details of draft hydrogen tax incentive guidance suggests the Biden administration will reward hydrogen made with renewable power and require strict monitoring of how the fuel is produced
"Siding with the climate advocates are energy analysts, corporate clean-hydrogen buyers coalitions, state legislators and many companies competing in the nascent clean hydrogen field..."
08 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"Since the law passed, the Treasury Department has published nearly three dozen pieces of complicated rules explaining how the IRA's billions in subsidies can actually be used.
"...decarbonization will require replacing hundreds of millions of machines that exist in the world - and doing it fast enough that we avoid dealing catastrophic damage to the climate system...IRA is about to take on that challenge head-on."
08 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...$8.2 billion in new funding for 10 passenger rail projects nationwide...$3 billion in new federal funding for the Las Vegas-Los Angeles rail line is about a third of the total projected cost of the new Brightline West train line..Other passenger rail projects that will receive funding include a Los Angeles-San Francisco train that will reach 220 miles per hour...rail line is expected to carry 11 million passengers at its peak..."
06 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"Americans have specific expectations for their cars. Do EVs need to evolve to meet their demands – or are consumers' perceptions miscalibrated?
"...an overwhelming swath of consumers want EVs that can take them as far on a single charge as they can get on a tank of gas...The fixation on mileage may be misplaced, however, given Americans don't actually tend to go all that far when they get behind the wheel."
06 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...let me concede a point. It's true that BEVs lose range in colder climates...But bear in mind, all cars lose range in the winter....Comfort, control, even durability benefits come along for the cold ride...BEV bodies tend to have lower drag coefficients and slip through the air with less effort...
"...Electric motors...will deliver the precise amount of power asked from the traction control system every time and almost always as quickly as the traction system can request it."
06 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...international team of more than 200 researchers identified 26 natural processes or features at risk of being suddenly and irreversibly disrupted by climate change...The researchers also identified positive tipping points, including rapid improvement in battery technologies as electric cars
"Progress thus far includes commitments from 20 countries to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030, a pledge by 50 oil companies to reduce methane
06 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...a 2014 Model S P85, has racked up 1.18 million miles so far, which works out to approximately 131,000 miles per year...Most of the replacement motors were actually refurbished units and the problem there is that Tesla didn't know the real issue so it didn't know how to properly fix the motors...Four batteries at 1.2 million miles mean that the average pack lasted some 300,000 and counting...The Model S has been driven to Africa, Morocco, Sweden, Austria, and China."
06 Dec 2023 | Synopsis"...a fresh fear: that the transition to a new, clean energy system will create a host of new dependencies and insecurities on the purveyors of critical materials such as lithium, copper, graphite, aluminum, nickel and rare earth minerals.
"Most of those fears are overblown and are leading to policy responses that could make things worse. Markets, for the most part, are doing a good job in linking supply and demand..."
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