- “UK Smashes Low Carbon Record With Wind Power” • On 18th September at 2pm, the grid achieved a new low carbon intensity record, hitting just 27 g/kWh, National Grid ESO said. A record set earlier this year was 33 g/kWh. Wind power accounted for 48% of the electricity supply on that day, with nuclear energy second at 18.9%. [Energy Live News]
- “The UK Is Delaying The Switch To Electric Cars. Automakers Are Furious” • The UK government said it would delay a ban on the sale of new gas and diesel cars by five years. The move has angered carmakers who warned it undermines their efforts to switch to EVs. The PM claimed he wants to avoid “unacceptable costs on hard-pressed British families.” [CNN]
- “DeSantis Unveils Energy Agenda From Texas Oil Country” • Flanked by two oil rigs in West Texas, Florida Gov Ron DeSantis shared his vision for America’s energy sector, with an emphasis on ending efforts to fight climate change. He wants to greenlight more pipelines and allow mining and extraction of oil, gas, coal, uranium, and other minerals on federal lands. [CNN]
- “Working Remotely May Have Significant Carbon Reduction Benefit” • A study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, shows that working from home can reduce the carbon footprint of an individual employee by more than 50%. It sheds light on factors that influence environmental effects of different work models. [CleanTechnica]
- “UN Chief Warns ‘Humanity Has Opened The Gates To Hell’ As He Convenes Climate Summit” • UN Secretary General António Guterres issued a stark warning as he gathered world leaders for a high-level summit on the climate crisis: “Humanity has opened the gates to hell.” He said, “Climate action is dwarfed by the scale of the challenge.” [CNN]
- Volvo Cars Says It Will Cease Production Of All Diesel Models Starting Early 2024” • In a bold move towards sustainability, Volvo Cars has unveiled an ambitious roadmap to sell only fully electric cars by 2030 and become a climate-neutral company by 2040. This ambitious plan shows that Volvo is a pioneer among legacy car manufacturers. [CleanTechnica]
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