- “Energy Transformation Can Create More Than 40 Million Jobs In Renewable Energy” • If renewable energy is used to its full potential, the field could employ more than 40 million people by 2050, under the International Renewable Energy Agency’s climate safe energy path, according to a report published by the agency during its 10th Assembly. [REVE]
- “Scott Morrison Can’t Afford To Waste The Bushfire Crisis When Australia Urgently Needs Its Own Green New Deal” • The lies of the climate deniers have to be rejected. This is a time for truth telling, not obfuscation and gaslighting, writes former Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull. He calls for a Green New Deal in Australia. [The Guardian]
- “Traffic On Monongahela River Slows Due To Slump In Coal Demand” • Pittsburgh’s three rivers have dropped from being the No 1 inland port in the US to fourth due to the slump in the demand for coal. Shipping on the rivers has dropped from nearly 52 million tons in the early part of this century to 27 million in 2017, an official report says. [Observer-Reporter]
- “Australian Megafire Engulfs Nearly 1.5 Million Acres” • Two wildfires in southeastern Australia have merged, creating one megafire that spans 2,300 square miles (6,000 square km – somewhat larger than the US state of Delaware). It is just one of at least 155 are burning in New South Wales, according to The Sydney Morning Herald. [Livescience.com]
- “Mercedes Vans Needs To Reach 50% BEV In 2020 To Escape EU Fines” • Under new EU fuel efficiency regulations, passenger cars and light vans are in different classes. Car manufacturers can’t compensate a surplus in one class to balance a deficit in the other. To avoid fines, 50% of Mercedes vans have to be EVs this year. They were just introduced. [CleanTechnica]
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