- “The City Of Sustainable Skyscrapers” • Hong Kong’s 42,000 buildings – including about 8,000 high-rises, of which more than 1,500 are skyscrapers exceeding 100 m (328 ft) in height – consume up to 90% of the city’s electricity and contribute to 60% of the city’s greenhouse gas emissions. Now Hong Kong is aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. [BBC News]
- “Fossil Fuel Air Pollution Causes Almost One In Five Deaths Globally Each Year” • Environmental Research published a study by researchers from Harvard University, in collaboration with three British Universities, that found exposure to particulate matter from fossil fuel emissions accounted for 18% of all worldwide deaths in 2018. [CNN]
- “£182 Million In London Congestion Charges And Fines In One Year” • Data obtained from Transport for London shows UK motorists were fined £130 million in fines for failing to pay the London Congestion Charge after they went into the city in non-electric cars over a 12 month period, and another £52 million in fees. One takeaway: Get an EV! [CleanTechnica]
- “Brooklyn Getting USA’s 1st EV Fast Charging “Superhub” • An e-mobility company in New York, Revel, is putting 30 EV fast chargers into a “Superhub” in Brooklyn. It is a record-breaking facility, in fact. “The site will be the largest universal fast charging depot in North America, with 30 chargers open to the public on a 24/7 basis … [CleanTechnica]
- “Proposed E-BIKE Act Legislation Would Offer 30% Tax Credit For E-Bike Purchases In US” • Finally! We have the legitimizing move that e-bikes deserve along with micromobility in general. US Representatives Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) sponsored the Electric Bicycle Incentive Kickstart for the Environment Act. [CleanTechnica]
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