- “Cambridge To Post Warning Stickers On Gas Pumps” • Home to Harvard and MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts is ground zero for the tree-hugger crowd in the US. So it should surprise no one that it will put warning labels on the gas pumps. Similar warning labels are already found in Sweden, but Cambridge will be the first US city to have them. [CleanTechnica]
- “It’s Time For Pollution-Free Vehicles And Fuels” • President-Elect Biden has laid out a bold commitment to address our climate crisis with a goal of net-zero emissions, economy-wide, by no later than 2050. For the transportation sector, this would entail a rapid shift to zero-emission vehicles and other cleaner mobility options. [CleanTechnica]
- “Japan Lays Out Plan To Steer Economy Away From Carbon By 2050” • Japan’s trade ministry has released a roadmap to guide Japan’s economy away from fossil fuels. It will foster the growth of green energy industries to bring within reach the elimination of net CO₂ emissions by 2050, as promised by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. [The Japan Times]
- “Japan To Eliminate Petrol Vehicles By Mid-2030s” • The Japanese government announced that petrol vehicles would be phased out over the next 15 years as part reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Japan will reduce battery costs by 50% to make cars more attractive, and it will incentivize offshore wind farms to power them. [Euro Weekly News]
- “Renewable Energy Proposals Could Get Cold Reception In 2021 NH Legislature” • Renewable energy advocates say they expect to be playing defense on perennial policy debates in New Hampshire’s Republican-led state Legislature. Lawmakers of both parties have signaled they’ll file bills on issues like net metering, but with opposing intentions. [NHPR]
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