- “Renewables Surge Past Fossil Fuels In UK Energy Mix” • In the UK, renewable resources overtook fossil fuels as the main source of electricity in 2020, new analysis by climate and energy think tank Ember has revealed. A record 42% of the UK’s electricity was generated by renewables in 2020, compared to a 41% share by fossil fuels. [reNEWS]
- “GM Looks To Sell Only Emission-Free Vehicles By 2035” • General Motors said it plans to be carbon neutral by 2040 in its global operations and hopes to offer only zero-emissions vehicles by 2035. GM had previously announced that it was working towards an “all electric future,” but it had not set any target date for achieving that goal. [CNN]
- “Earth Is The Hottest It’s Been In 12,000 Years, A New Study Confirms” • A study published in the journal Nature this week revealed that the planet is hotter now than it has been in at least 12,000 years, and very well may be warmer than at any point in the last 125,000 years. The study is based on much improved models, which explain past trends. [Mic]
- “VW Wants In On The Federal EV Goldrush” • The federal government uses at least 650,000 vehicles, but President Biden has a plan to work with GSA to convert most of the state, local, tribal, and even some non-profit and federal corporation fleets (like the US Postal Service) to electric. VW says it is ready to make the EVs we need in Chattanooga. [CleanTechnica]
- “House Passes Bill That Ups Renewable Electricity Mandate To 40% By 2035” • The Delaware House has approved legislation that would increase the state’s electricity generated by renewable sources from 25% to 40% by 2035. Delaware is currently on track to meet the existing goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025, one sponsor said. [delawarebusinessnow.com]
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