- “Ford Slips EV Version Of Popular Transit Van Past Mustang Media Fuss” • Everybody is making a big fuss about Ford Motor Company’s EV version of its iconic Mustang line, but Ford has been working on an EV version of its super-popular Ford Transit van, too. The company has released a preproduction model to at least two leading customers. [CleanTechnica]
- “AXA Restricts Investment In And Insurance Of New Oil & Gas Projects” • How can you build it if you can’t insure it? It is getting harder and harder to insure those activities that are increasing the risk of climate events. AXA, multinational insurance firm based in France with roughly a trillion dollars worth of assets, is leading the way on decarbonizing risk. [CleanTechnica]
- “What’s The Difference Between 1.5°C And 2°C Of Global Warming?” • Really, what is the difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of warming? “At 1.5°C, there’s a good chance we can prevent most of the Greenland and west Antarctic ice sheet from collapsing,” said climate scientist Michael Mann at Pennsylvania State University. At 2°C, we lose that chance. [Reuters]
- “Ford’s CEO Says Tesla Needs To Be Taken Seriously As The Dominant Player In The EV Market” • There was a time when Tesla and Elon Musk were butts of legacy auto jokes. But Ford CEO Jim Farley recently held an internal meeting with 20,000 Ford employees, and a good portion of that meeting was about Ford’s competition, primarily Tesla. [CleanTechnica]
- “Countries Must Make Bold Compromises At Summit – PM” • Ministers and negotiators at COP26 should “pull together and drive for the line” to secure ambitious action on climate change, Boris Johnson said. He said countries must be ready to “make the bold compromises and ambitious commitments needed” at the final week of the climate summit. [BBC]
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