- “Charting A Course Towards The Ammonia Economy” • Most people have heard of the hydrogen economy, where renewable electricity creates hydrogen fuel from water – but an ammonia economy is emerging as a viable possibility. In the ammonia economy, ships, trucks, buses, power generators and even jets would run on ammonia. [Monash Lens]
- “Energy Transition Could Wipe $25 Trillion Off The Value Of Fossil-Fuel Reserves” • Two thirds of the value of the world’s oil and gas reserves – totalling $25 trillion – could be wiped out as the energy transition disrupts the entire fossil-fuel system, with profound ramifications for financial markets and geopolitics, a Carbon Tracker report says. [Recharge]
- “Tesla Working On 12 Person Vans For The Boring Company” • With the Boring Company reportedly approved to build an airport loop for the Ontario International Airport, Tesla is said to be working with The Boring Company to produce 12-person electric vans for such routes. Presumably, they will be operating autonomously. [CleanTechnica]
- “US Energy-Related CO₂ Emissions Fell By 2.8% In 2019” • US energy-related CO₂ emissions declined by 2.8% in 2019 to 5,130 million metric tons, according to data in the Energy Information Administration’s Monthly Energy Review. CO₂ emissions had increased by 2.9% in 2018, the only annual increase in the past five years. [CleanTechnica]
- “Germany’s Covid Recovery Targets Green Hydrogen And EVs In Boost To Energy Transition” • The Germany government has agreed on a two-year €130 billion pandemic economic recovery program with a number of measures to boost the country’s energy transition, including a focus on green hydrogen and doubling EV subsidies. [RenewEconomy]
- “New Jersey Is The First State To Add Climate Change To Its K-12 Education Standards” • The State Board of Education for New Jersey adopted guidelines saying students will start learning about climate change in kindergarten and keep studying the crisis through graduation. It is the first state to include climate change education in its K-12 learning. [CNN]
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