- “Historic 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Comes To A Close” • November 30 officially marks the final day of Atlantic hurricane season, and it has been one for the record books. 2020 has been undoubtedly a crazy year. with Covid-19 and record-breaking wildfires. Nevertheless, the hurricane season stands out, setting a number of records of its own. [CNN]
- “Diesel Cheating May Involve Millions Of Pickup Trucks” • An EPA report estimates 557,478 medium and heavy duty trucks have been fitted with emissions defeat devices. The cumulative effect of the extra pollutants coming from their exhaust pipes is estimated to be equal to the emissions from nearly 10 million fully compliant diesel pickups. [CleanTechnica]
- “The Ships Powered By ‘Green Hydrogen'” • Ships emit 3% of all greenhouse gases, and emissions are projected to grow by up to 50% by 2050 if the industry continues on a business-as-usual path. Green hydrogen and ammonia derived from it can replace the oil used in ships. And their use in boats, which is now being introduced, can be scaled up. [BBC]
- “Scottish Homes To Be First In World To Use 100% Green Hydrogen” • Three hundred homes in Scotland will soon be the first in the world to use 100% green hydrogen for heat and to cook their food. They are part of a trial that could help homes across the country replace fossil fuel gas. The households in the test will be in the area of Fife. [The Guardian]
- “EU On Track To Meet Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Renewable Energy 2020 Targets” • A report from the European Environment Agency says the EU’s 27 Member States (plus the UK) are making progress towards meeting Europe’s climate and energy targets. The analysis is based on data up to 2019 and EEA estimates for 2020. [European Environment Agency]
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