- “Proterra Launches Proterra Powered To Help” • Electric bus company Proterra has a new vehicle electrification offering called Proterra Powered. It makes the same technology Proterra has used in its vehicles for years available to other manufacturers to use in theirs. Most recently, Proterra electrified Thomas Built Buses’ Jouley school bus. [CleanTechnica]
- “How Shorter Workweeks Could Save Earth” • There can be no doubt that we are living unsustainably, but there’s a novel idea that could turn this around: we work less, thus slowing down the global economy and curbing our seemingly endless appetite to consume more stuff. Is that feasible? And would it really save the world? It could at least help. [BBC]
- “How Vaccines Could Fix Our Problem With Cow Burps” • Livestock may be responsible for up to 14% of all greenhouse emissions from human activities. But scientists at AgResearch hope a vaccine targeting methane making microbes could make it possible to reduce the contribution livestock farming is making to global warming. [BBC]
- “New Car Sales In UK Falter As BEV Sales Soar” • The Society of Motor Manufacturing and Traders says that in July, UK new car sales were down by a whopping 4.1%. And diesel sales, which have trended downward for 28 months, were off by a further 22%. Sales of new fully electric cars, however, were up 158% in July compared with a year ago. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Installs 736 MW Of New Wind As Pipeline Grows To Record Highs” • The US wind energy sector saw record wind capacity under construction or in advanced development in the second quarter of 2019, with its pipeline reaching nearly 42 GW, and 736 MW of capacity commissioned. One factor is demand by Fortune 500 companies. [CleanTechnica]
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