- “France Is Preparing For The Arrival Of Autonomous Driving” • Europe is having a first as France makes preparations for the arrival of autonomous vehicles on its roads. For Europe, this will be a first for its road code and the code of transport. France is leading the way by establishing the regulatory framework for the inevitable: autonomous driving. [CleanTechnica]
- “Green Dreams: Managing The Transition From Rust To Renewables” • Five years after the closure of South Australia’s last coal-fired generators, the Port Augusta region finds itself in the middle of a renewable energy boom. South Australia has a world-leading share of wind and solar, and that share is to jump even higher, as fossil fuel assets decline. [Renew Economy]
- “Sixty Years Of Climate Change Warnings: The Signs That Were Missed (And Ignored)” • In August 1974, the CIA produced a study on “climatological research as it pertains to intelligence problems.” “The climate change began in 1960,” the report’s first page informs us, “but no one, including the climatologists, recognised it.” [The Guardian]
- “BMW Starts iX Production” • BMW’s next fully electric vehicle is now rolling off of production lines in Dingolfing, Germany, the company’s largest production facility in Europe. Production of the BMW iX is getting rolling thanks to investment of over €400 million at the factory. The BMW iX xDrive50 is an electric SUV with a range rating of 600 km. [CleanTechnica]
- “Are China’s Banks Going Cool On Coal Power Plants In Africa?” • Coal developers in Africa may have to find alternative financing sources or shift to renewables, as Chinese lenders shy away from plants burning the fossil fuels, observers say. In recent years, African coal projects worth over $20 billion have been shelved or dropped. [South China Morning Post]
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