- “Stop CO₂ Emissions Bouncing Back After Covid Plunge, Says IEA” • CO₂ emissions from energy use are expected to fall to 33.4 gigatonnes in 2020, to the lowest level since 2011, and the biggest year on year fall since 1900, the International Energy Agency said in its annual world energy outlook. But governments are not doing enough to prevent a rapid rebound. [The Guardian]
- “US Tesla Sales Up 22% In 3rd Quarter, US Auto Sales Down 9%” • Overall, the US auto market saw its sales decrease 9% in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the third quarter of 2019. That’s much better than earlier in the year. Across the first three quarters of the year, US auto sales were down 19%. But Tesla and a few others were up. [CleanTechnica]
- “New Polling On Climate Change: Denial Is Out, Alarm Is In” • Americans are now nearly four times more likely to say they’re alarmed about the climate crisis than to be dismissive of it. That’s the highest ratio ever since the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication first began gathering data on American attitudes about climate change back in 2008. [Grist]
- “Electric Cars Will Treble Market Share This Year In Europe” • Despite the pandemic, European EV sales have surged since 1 January, just as the emissions standards kicked in. According to Transport & Environment, which analysed sales in the first half of 2020 as well as carmakers’ compliance strategies, they will reach 10% this year and 15% in 2021. [CleanTechnica]
- “How Green Energy Makes The Military Stronger” • As strange as it may sound to some, the defense sector is on the front line of the renewable-energy revolution. The military has always been good at innovation or adapting new technologies for its needs, and there is no need to go far for examples. The internet comes to mind. And there is cost savings. [Asia Times]
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