- “Nickel Ride Finds EVs Are So Affordable … They Can Give Rides For Free” • Nickel Ride, which operates in some Florida cities, found a way to use the advantages of electric vehicles for a competitive edge. Customers can download a Nickel Ride app to request free rides. The company uses advertising revenue to pay for the drivers and cars. [CleanTechnica]
- “Greens surge as parties make strongest ever showing across Europe” • Green parties have swept to their strongest ever showing in European elections, boosting their tally of MEPs to a projected 71 compared with 52 last time. The result gives them every chance of becoming kingmakers in a newly fragmented parliament. [The Guardian]
- “Oil And Gas Majors Could Lead Australian Renewables Development By 2020” • Analysis is by independent oil and gas consultancy Rystad Energy says renewable energy investment in Australasia will overtake spending on upstream oil and gas projects as early as next year, in a shift led by the oil and gas industry itself. [RenewEconomy]
- “Upstate Coal Plants Set To Go In New Directions” • Two coal-powered plants in upstate New York are looking at new futures, according to recent reports in local newspapers. The plants, located in Lansing in the Finger Lakes and Somerset in Niagara County, are slated to become data centers powered by renewable energy. [Evening Observer]
- “New Labor Leader Anthony Albanese Calls For End To Climate Wars” • Anthony Albanese has called for an end to the climate wars, saying he wants to work with Prime Minister Scott Morrison on an emissions reduction plan that benefits both the environment and the economy. “People want solutions, not arguments,” Albanese said. [The Guardian]
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