- “When Silence Descended Over Victoria Falls” • In a drought described as the worst in a century, the flow of the Zambezi was reduced to a relative trickle and Victoria Falls ran dry. As one of the region’s biggest attractions for tourists, Victoria Falls is a valuable source of income for Zimbabwe and Zambia, but there has been a big drop in tourist numbers. [BBC]
- “Why E-Fuels In Cars Make No Economic Or Environmental Sense” • With the review of the EU CO₂ emissions standards for cars and vans scheduled for June 2021, some are advocating CO₂ credits for advanced biofuels and synthetic fuels. Transport & Environment’s analysis shows why this is neither environmentally nor economically credible. [CleanTechnica]
- “Over Two-Thirds Of Citizens Want Their Country’s Climate Target Raised” • Public opinion in the EU strongly supports more ambitious national climate targets, according to poll taken in 12 European countries. The poll for Transport & Environment reveals that 68% of respondents who gave opinions want their country’s climate targets increased. [CleanTechnica]
- “Tesla Siblings And Wuling Mini EV Shine In Hot EV Market – Global EV Sales Report” • Plugin vehicle registrations were up an impressive 173% last month, to some 531,000 units. The Model 3 set a big new all-time monthly record for a single EV model, with close to 76,000 units delivered. The Wuling Mini EV was second, with nearly 40,000 sold. [CleanTechnica]
- “Vietnam Could Lead Southeast Asia In Renewable Energy Development” • Vietnam will soon be Southeast Asia’s leader in renewable energy development, Germany’s Energiezukunft said in a recent article. It described the country’s energy transition as very impressive. Vietnam is experiencing a solar boom, with 11.6 GW installed last year. [VietnamPlus]
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