- “SAE Publishes New Wireless Charging Standard” • Standards are important. Imagine if every manufacturer needed a specially shaped nozzle on the gas pump to fill the tank. That wouldn’t work well. And yet it is the norm for plugs for electric cars. Now, the Society of Automotive Engineers has published a standard for wireless charging. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ecocide: Should Killing Nature Be A Crime?” • Small island states like Vanuatu have long tried to persuade large powerful nations to voluntarily reduce their emissions, but change has been slow – so ambassador John Licht suggested that it might be time to change the law itself, with amendment to a treaty known as the Rome Statute. [BBC]
- “The Foul-Smelling Fuel That Could Power Big Ships” • An enormous engine, three floors high, growls loudly at a test center in Copenhagen. Usually such an engine would be propelling a large ship across the sea, but this one is being prepared to take part in a ground-breaking project. Engineers want to see if they can make it run on liquid ammonia. [BBC]
- “Bentley Reveals Plan To Go Fully Electric By 2030” • Luxury carmaker Bentley unveiled plans to go fully electric by 2030. The brand will switch its model range to offer only plug-in hybrid or battery electric cars by 2026. Bentley also aims to be 100% carbon neutral across its manufacturing within a decade. EVs sales have tripled in the UK this year. [BBC]
- “Women As Solar Adopters Is An Unexplored Market Segment” • As the cost of hardware for solar systems declines, soft costs, including customer acquisition, are becoming more important. Women drive the majority of consumer spending, but their potential as solar adopters is an such area of largely unexplored potential in the industry. [CleanTechnica]
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