- “La Niña Has Ended And El Niño Will Form During Hurricane Season, Forecasters Say” • After three consecutive years of an unusually stubborn pattern, La Niña has ended and El Niño is on the way, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. That could mean a less active Atlantic hurricane season and another spike in global temperatures. [CNN]
- “EU Agrees To Push For Global Phase Out Of Fossil Fuels Ahead Of COP28 Climate Conference” • European Union countries agreed to promote a global fossil fuel phase out ahead of the UN’s COP28 climate summit. Europe is transforming its energy system to meet climate targets and end decades of reliance on Russian fossil fuels. [CNN]
- “Bloomberg Calls “Peak ICE” Just As GM Offers Buyouts To Salaried Employees” • Colin McKerracher of Bloomberg New Energy Finance observed that the global market for internal combustion vehicles peaked in 2017 and is now in structural decline. GM announced it is offering to buy out US salaried employees. Is there a connection? [CleanTechnica]
- “The Ice Cream, A Small $5000 EV, May Spark More EV Interest In The Philippines” • The Ice Cream, a popular small footprint electric vehicle in China, will soon be launched in the Philippines. The vehicle is available in three variants in China: Pudding, Cone, and Sundae, for as little as $5,000. It is made by Chinese car maker Chery. [CleanTechnica]
- “’Pineapple Express’ Winter Storm Pummels California” • The latest winter storm to hammer California is bringing torrential rain, flash flooding, and landslides. It is closing roads, felling trees and raising avalanche fears. It is the state’s tenth atmospheric river of the winter, and nearly all residents are under weather warning this weekend. [BBC]
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