- “What We Know So Far About The California Oil Spill” • A leak in an oil pipeline caused a major spill off the coast of southern California on Saturday, sending oil spewing into the local environment, potentially harming wildlife and nearby human residents. The volume of the spill pales in comparison to some of the US’ largest such incidents. [CNN]
- “France Jumps Above 20% Plugin EV Share In September” • France, Europe’s second largest auto market, saw plugin electric vehicle share jump up to a record 21.5% in September, over twice the 10.6% share seen a year ago. Diesel was down to a record low of 17.6% share. The overall auto market volume was down some 16% over seasonal norms. [CleanTechnica]
- “Rotterdam is now operating at 14 MW, making it the first player in the industry to operate a wind turbine at this power output. The Haliade-X 14-MW is an uprated version of the Haliade-X 13-MW, which received its type certification in January 2021. [reNews]
- “Greenpeace Protesters Blockade Shell Refinery In Rotterdam” • A squadron of Greenpeace activists built a blockade around Shell’s Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the largest in Europe, to call attention to the company’s advertising campaign, which the group calls “greenwashing.” Greenpeace is in a campaign to get the EU to ban fossil fuel advertising. [CleanTechnica]
- “UK Pledges To Hit All-Renewable Electricity By 2035” • All of Britain’s electricity will come from renewable sources by 2035, the governing Conservatives announced. Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said “the only way to strengthen Britain’s energy security is zero carbon power that is generated in this country.” [Beatrice Daily Sun]
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