• Adaptation Works, Problem Solved: Floodgates Protect Venice From Flooding

    • Date: 04/10/20
    • The New York Times

    ROME — After decades of bureaucratic delays, corruption and resistance from environmental groups, sea walls designed to defend Venice from “acqua alta,” or high water, went up on Saturday, testing their ability to battle the city’s increasingly menacing floods. By 10 a.m., all 78 floodgates barricading three inlets to the Venetian lagoon had been raised, […]

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  • EU’s carbon border tax proposal still has many grey areas

    • Date: 02/10/20
    • EurActiv

    While the EU carbon tax should be introduced at the bloc’s borders by 2022, a report details the challenges and options of this mechanism, which still has many grey areas.  The carbon border tax is one of the highlights of the European Commission’s Green Deal, and should be presented around June 2021 in view of […]

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  • French Wine Volumes to Recover After Record-Early Grape Harvest

    • Date: 01/10/20
    • Bloomberg

    France is forecasting a recovery in wine production this year as volumes increase in all main growing areas, following a record-early start to grape harvests in regions including Champagne and Burgundy. The 2020 vintage is forecast to rise 6.3% from last year to 45 million hectoliters, equivalent to about 6 billion bottles, the Agriculture Ministry […]

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  • 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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