- “Trump’s Dismantling Of Environmental Regulations Unwinds 50 Years Of Protections” • In Trump’s first two years in office, the EPA put its efforts into reversing regulations. And in the third year, other agencies also took up environmental regulation rollbacks. This even extends to some protections established under the 50-year-old Clean Air Act. [CNN]
- “Nissan LEAF And Uber Tag Team London” • Uber is getting a partner to help it electrify its fleet in the London area, and Nissan is getting a partner to help it sell a bunch of Nissan LEAFs. More specifically, 2,000 Nissan LEAFs will enter Uber’s London fleet. They will have 40 kWh batteries offering about 168 miles of range on a single charge. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ambitious Zero Emission Tokyo Plan Wins Praise, Begs For Action” • Late last year, Gov Yuriko Koike revealed the Zero Emission Tokyo Strategy, Tokyo’s long-awaited plan to transition to clean energy. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to spend over ¥74.6 billion ($683 million) to achieve a net-zero carbon emissions goal. [The Japan Times]
- “How The End Of A Major Tax Incentive May Impact Wind Energy” • Wind energy in the US has more than doubled since 2011. It’s had a big boost from a federal incentive, the Production Tax Credit. But after nearly 30 years, that is set to begin phasing out. Karla Murthy reports from Texas on how the industry is approaching the end of incentives. [PBS NewsHour]
- “Data Centers To Consume 8% Of World’s Electricity By 2030” • More and more, people rely on the internet and cloud. Old files, photos, and e-mails from years past sit there, awaiting a search. But it takes energy to store them. Today, data centers consume about 2% of the world’s electricity, but that’s expected to reach 8% by 2030. [TechCentral]
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