- “Hamburg Will Get 530 Electric Buses In 2021–2025” • The city of Hamburg is one of the first in Europe or the Americas to follow the lead of Chinese cities and switch over 100% to buying electric buses, rather than gas, diesel, and natural gas buses. In the coming five years, it plans to get 530 new buses, all of which will be 100% electric. [CleanTechnica]
- “Electric Cars Can Save Billions … And Prevent Thousands Of Premature Deaths Annually” • A study published by researchers at Northwestern University found that if EVs replaced 25% of the combustion engine cars currently on US roads, the country would save about $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. [CleanTechnica]
- “It’s A Bizarre Time For Trump To Open Alaska’s Arctic Refuge Up To Oil Drilling” • The world has excess oil. Crude prices are weak. Oil companies are starving for cash. Climate change fears are palpable. It’s a bizarre time for the Trump administration to move forward with controversial plans to open Alaska’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge up to drilling. [CNN]
- “RWE Raises €2 Billion To Fuel Renewables Spree” • RWE has increased its share capital by €2 billion and will use the proceeds to expand its renewables investments beyond previously stated plans. This is on top of the German company’s plan to grow its renewables portfolio to more than 13 GW and to invest €5 billion by the end of 2022. [reNEWS]
- “World’s Largest Miner Backs Away From Coal Projects” • BHP, which is based in Melbourne, Victoria, said it will try to sell its 80% stake in the BHP Mitsui Coal joint venture. The sale would include two Queensland mines that produce coking coal used for steelmaking. BHP is also looking to offload its thermal coal assets in Australia and Colombia. [CNN]
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