- “The End Of Coal? Why Investors Aren’t Buying The Myth Of The Industry’s ‘Renaissance'” • Three years ago, pictures of bulk carriers queued off the coast of Mackay in central Queensland were framed as evidence of a “renaissance” in the coal industry. Now, there are no ships waiting to load at all. Instead, they are waiting to unload at China. [The Guardian]
- “Aptera Reveals Solar Calculator” • After CleanTechnica’s deep dive into Aptera’s technologies, one of the questions from readers was how much of a charge they can really expect from the Aptera’s solar cells. Aptera has come through on answering the question by giving everyone a useful tool to help get their answers. [CleanTechnica]
- “Rising To The Challenge Five Years After The Paris Climate Agreement'” • A new report produced by the UN Environment Program – the Emissions Gap Report 2020 and the Production Gap Report – highlights the urgency of the task ahead. We know how to deliver a safer climate trajectory right now, but major action is necessary. [CleanTechnica]
- “Not Enough Climate Ambition Shown By Leaders” • At the conclusion of a virtual climate summit organised by the UK, UN, and France, Alok Sharma, the UK minister tasked with leading UN climate talks, said that world leaders are failing to show the necessary level of ambition. Nevertheless, he said “real progress” had been made. [BBC]
- “Major Department of Energy #FAIL” • The US Department of Energy has just finalized a rule that allows the manufacturers of residential and commercial appliances and equipment to have an opportunity to write their own tests for measuring how much energy their products consume – and to do so with little government oversight. [CleanTechnica]
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