- “EU Parliament Tells VdL To Make Shipping Polluters Pay” • The European Parliament voted for ships to be required by EU law to cut their carbon emissions. MEPs said that for the first time shipping industry polluters must pay for their emissions in the EU carbon market. The requirements will come into effect gradually to 2030. [CleanTechnica]
- “Rain May Help Fight Wildfires In Oregon, But May Bring Other Problems” • Twelve fires have destroyed over 938,000 acres in Oregon, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. But there are flash flood watches posted for some areas where the vegetation has been stripped by the fire, and the rains could bring mudslides. [CNN]
- “Electric Ford F-150 Will Offer Fleets Game-Changing 40% Lower Cost Of Operation” • The electric F-150, which is to go into production in mid-2022, will have more power and torque than its gasoline-powered counterparts. Ford also promises lower costs for the new F-150, with a total cost of ownership far lower than its combustion competition. [CleanTechnica]
- “Teck Copper Mine In Chile Switches To Renewable Energy” • Teck Resources has signed a long-term agreement that will provide its Carmen de Andacollo copper operation in central Chile with 100% renewable power, eliminating 200,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions annually, the equivalent of taking 40,000 cars off the road. [The Northern Miner]
- “‘No Higher Cost Energy’: Nuclear Has Drained Germany Of More Than €1 Trillion To Date” • Development of the nuclear energy industry has led to more than €1 trillion ($1.18 trillion) in costs to the German society, and is wrongly portrayed as an inexpensive power source, according to a study by the Forum for an Ecological-Social Market Economy. [Recharge]
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