- “Switching To Renewable Energy Could Save Trillions – Study” • Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy could save the world as much as $12 trillion (£10.2 trillion) by 2050, according to an Oxford University study. The report said it was wrong and pessimistic to claim that moving quickly towards cleaner energy sources was expensive. [BBC]
- “Ford Plans New Build-To-Order System To Reduce The Cost Of Electric Cars” • Reuters reports that Ford CEO Jim Farley will be in Las Vegas next week to meet with Ford dealers. His mission is to convince them the “build to order” business model is better and could help reduce the cost of delivering Ford electric cars and trucks by about $2,000. [CleanTechnica]
- “Ethanol Burns Clean, But Creates More Emissions Than Gasoline” • Ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline in cars. But there is a dispute about the carbon emissions of making ethanol from corn. Research by Reuters shows that US ethanol plants produce over twice the harmful emissions of oil refineries, per gallon of fuel production capacity. [CleanTechnica]
- “Tesla To Build Ten to Twelve Gigafactories; Progressing Faster Than Most Expected Possible” • Tesla continues rapid expansion throughout the world, and despite two new gigafactories having opened earlier this year (in Germany and Texas), the automaker is already looking at where to build next. CEO Elon Musk has his sights set on a high target, as usual. [CleanTechnica]
- “Americans Should Brace For Higher Natural Gas Prices, Chevron CEO says” • Prices at the pump have fallen along with the cost of a barrel of crude oil. But the CEO of Chevron, one of the world’s largest energy companies, thinks consumers in the US should be prepared for a shock when they get home heating bills this winter. [CNN]
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