• Germany: First CEO faces trial over ‘Dieselgate’ scandal

    • Date: 30/09/20
    • Deutsche Welle

    Revelations that engineers for German car giant Volkswagen and its subsidiaries used technology to cheat emission regulations shook the industry. Five years on, those at the helm during the scandal are standing trial. Former-Audi CEO Rupert Stadler on Wednesday became the first top executive to stand trial in Germany for his role in an enormous emissions-cheating […]

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  • Electric Car Fraud Allegation Rocks Green Lobby & Investors

    • Date: 22/09/20
    • The Daily Telegraph

    As the electric car hype continues to grow it’s only getting more likely that unscrupulous fraudsters may seek to mislead the public.  It was the kind of truck the Terminator might drive – at least when he needed extra cash. Sleek, silent and faintly sinister, the Skynet-esque lorry, filmed speeding through an American desert in […]

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  • Carmakers Cry Foul as EU’s Climate Plan Takes Aim At Europe’s Key Industry

    • Date: 19/09/20

    The EU’s Green Deal puts car makers’ ability to compete on the global stage at risk, Germany’s car industry association warns Automakers balked at the European Union’s plan to set stricter emissions limits for the next decade, saying they lack the government support needed to achieve the targets. The industry is among the sectors most under […]

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  • EU Commission Under Fire For Including ‘Accounting Tricks In 2030 Climate Goals

    • Date: 18/09/20
    • EurActiv

    Environmental campaign groups denounced the EU Commission’s plan to include carbon sinks in the EU’s climate target, saying this was “an accounting trick” to meet the 2030 goals. The European Commission on Thursday defended its plan to bring carbon removals from agriculture, land use and forestry into the EU’s updated climate target for 2030, saying […]

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  • Can Europe Compete? Tesla Plans To Export China-Made Electric Cars To Undercut European Car Makers

    • Date: 13/09/20
    • Bloomberg

    Tesla Inc. plans to ship cars made at its Shanghai factory to other countries in Asia and Europe, according to people familiar with the matter, shifting its strategy for the plant to largely focus on supplying the local market. China-built Model 3s for delivery outside the country likely will start mass production in the fourth quarter, the people said, asking […]

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  • Green Deal: Germany Industry Rejects More Stringent EU Climate Targets

    • Date: 10/09/20
    • GWPF & Handelsblatt

    The EU Commission President will probably present her proposal for a stricter climate target next week. Resistance is forming. Brussels, Berlin, Düsseldorf: The plan was already foreseeable, it should become concrete next week: EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants to propose a further tightening of the EU climate targets for 2030. According to […]

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  • New Blackouts Darken California

    • Date: 09/09/20
    • The Wall Street Journal

    PG&E Corp. said late Monday it started cutting power in parts of Northern California to reduce wildfire risks, a day after the state narrowly averted rolling blackouts to relieve strain on its electric grid during a heat wave. The San Francisco-based utility, which serves 16 million people in Northern and Central California, said the outages will affect […]

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  • German Industry Warns Of Bankruptcies & Relocations Over EU Climate Plans

    • Date: 03/09/20
    • Die Welt

    The EU wants to speed up its climate plans. But member states are still arguing about how much additional burden consumers and companies should endure. The German Chambers of Industry and Commerce is making a strong appeal to policy makers, warning about high costs and damages. In coming weeks, the EU’s climate policy for the […]

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