• ‘Green’ Germany Faces Relegation To 2nd League

    • Date: 10/10/19
    • The Daily Telegraph

    Britain risks relegation from the advanced league of global economic powers within a decade if it is not careful, but less obviously so does Germany. The close siblings have opposite flaws. While the British are gambling wildly on political and economic upheaval – full of dangers, yet also breath-takingly bold – the German people are […]

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  • Ten Countries Block EU Climate Target Change

    • Date: 07/10/19
    • EurActiv

    Environment ministers agreed on Friday (4 October) to “update” the EU’s current emission reduction pledge next year but fell short of saying by how much. Ten countries blocked attempts by the others to commit outright to an increase there and then. At an environment council meeting in Luxembourg, the EU’s 28 national delegates gave their […]

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  • India Has 150 Million Drivers But Only 8,000 Want Electric Cars

    • Date: 06/10/19
    • Bloomberg

    The Kona sells for about $35,000 while the average Indian earns about $2,000 a year. No wonder barely more than 8,000 EVs were sold in India in the past six years. Hyundai Motor Co. launched India’s first electric SUV this summer with a quirky TV commercial urging millennials to “Drive Into the Future.” A few months later, the automaker […]

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  • EU Deeply Divided Over Costly Climate Policy

    • Date: 06/10/19
    • The Brussels Times

    The 28 EU member states appeared to still be divided over long-term climate goals during a debate between the Environment ministers on Friday.  The EU is still trying to convince the last three members to commit to becoming carbon-neutral by 2050.   After intense discussions, the meeting did end with an agreement on the EU’s message […]

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  • Ecuador Declares State Of Emergency Amid Fuel Price Revolt

    • Date: 04/10/19
    • AFP

    Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Ecuador after President Lenin Moreno declared a “state of emergency” on Thursday following demonstrations against rising fuel prices due to the government scrapping subsidies. Police fired tear gas at protesters who threw stones and fire bombs close to the seat of government in the historic centre of […]

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  • Poland: Net Zero By 2050 Is A ‘Fantasy’

    • Date: 03/10/19
    • EurActiv

    Poland has once again insisted that going carbon-neutral by 2050 is not affordable, after its energy minister concluded that the idea is “a fantasy”. But new analysis claims that the Eastern European country could get the job done on time and on budget. In June, Poland was among four countries to oppose a European Commission […]

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  • Chinese Electric Cars Worthless’ When It Comes To Resale

    • Date: 30/09/19
    • Asia Times

    Nobody in China wants a used electric car — unless it’s a Tesla. And according to one of China’s top auto industry bodies, this was “inevitable.” In its weekly update on China’s ailing auto market, the China Passenger Car Association listed several reasons why value retention is “too low” for new-energy vehicles, including fully electric, […]

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  • Some Chinese Electric Cars Are ‘Simply Worthless’: Industry Body

    • Date: 27/09/19
    • CX Tech News

    It’s “inevitable” that China’s electric cars have little resale value and some are inherently worth little, according to one of China’s top auto industry bodies. In its latest weekly update on China’s ailing auto market, the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) listed several reasons why value retention is “too low” for new-energy vehicles (NEVs), including fully electric, […]

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