- “GM And LG Chem’s 30+ GWh Ohio Battery Gigafactory Highlights Rapid EV Industry Progress” • A month ago, GM and LG Chem announced a joint venture to build a 30+ GWh battery factory in Ohio, and drive down battery costs in the process. The announcement shows clearly how much and how quickly the EV industry has changed. [CleanTechnica]
- “Trump Announces Overhaul Of Landmark Environmental And Climate Rules” • President Donald Trump announced changes to National Environmental Policy Act rules, which requires federal agencies to assess the environmental impact of projects such as the construction of mines, highways, water infrastructure and gas pipelines. [CNN]
- “Mercedes/BMW Ride-Hailing Group “Free Now” Buys 60 Tesla Automobiles” • Free Now is a mobility service owned by Mercedes and BMW jointly. A Handlesblatt report says Free Now decided to expand its fleet of electric taxis in Germany and will begin by adding 60 Teslas to its fleet of cars in Hamburg, where Free Now has its headquarters. [CleanTechnica]
- “New Coal-Killing Energy Storage Challenge Also Dings Natural Gas” • It’s no secret that the Trump Administration has presided over the collapse of the US coal industry, but do they have to rub it in? Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette announced an initiative to push the energy storage envelope farther into coal-killing territory. It will ding gas too. [CleanTechnica]
- “News Corp Employee Lashes Climate ‘Misinformation’ In Bushfire Coverage With Blistering Email” • A senior News Corp employee has accused the company of “misinformation” and diverting attention from climate change during the bushfire crisis in an explosive all-staff email addressed to executive chairman Michael Miller. [The Guardian]
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