Volkswagen investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO2 emissions

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Volkswagen is investing in climate protection projects to compensate for unavoidable CO 2. The first project, Katingan Mentaya , a forest protection project on the Indonesian island of Borneo, compensates for the currently still unavoidable CO 2 emissions from the supply chain, production and delivery of the new Volkswagen e-vehicle ID.3, In addition, climate protection projects for the factory locations of the Group will be prepared or expanded in further course.

Bosch Chairman Says Business Must Do More for Climate Protection, Even in Difficult Times

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Business must do even more for climate protection, even in difficult times, said Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the Bosch board of management, an a talk at the Baden-Württemberg sustainability congress held in Stuttgart on 25 March ( Nachhaltigkeitskongress Baden-Württemberg 2009 ). The acute economic and financial crisis must not, he said, be allowed to function as a pretext for slackening efforts to combat climate change. Tags: Climate Change Policy Sustainability

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Let Us Now Murder AB 2145 Before It Kills Community Choice Power

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There is nothing consumer protective about this kind of poison pill – it’s protective of one thing only – the profits for the monopoly utility’s shareholders. But what should surprise you is learn that when asked what he thought about the science of climate change and his own sense of urgency on global warming, First Bradford badmouthed California’s landmark Global Warming Solutions Act, AB 32, as “going too far.”

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Lillian Light Is No Lightweight - The Environmental Lioness of the South Bay is Fired Up, Ready To Go!

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Our relationship started about a month ago when we spent an evening together carpooling to a UCLA workshop on communication climate change that we both participated in. Climate Change: The State of Current Knowledge - 2005. Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement. So that’s going to reach residents with the news about the climate agreement. Our world has been set up to function on the climate that we have had so far.

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Gore's group on board with plug-ins

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The Alliance for Climate Protection, Al Gore's group, has taken another step toward promoting plug-in cars (all electric cars and plug-in hybrids) with its RePower America campaign. Tags: barack obama repower america al gore battery electric car plug-in car alliance for climate protection They've got the budget to really move the national conversation about the future of cars away from the well-funded distractions of hydrogen, fuel cells, natural gas and ethanol.

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BMW, MINI electrified vehicle sales up 13.9% in Q1; 6.4% share

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We do not see any necessity to defer climate protection goals. In the first quarter 30,692 (+13.9%) electrified vehicles of the BMW and MINI brands (BMW i, BMW iPerformance, MINI Electric) were sold worldwide. This means we are also on track to meet the EU’s CO 2 targets.

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Bremen orders five Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses with solid-state batteries

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The all-electric Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses which are now on order are part of the transport company’s climate protection strategy implemented last year.

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Volkswagen Group continues switch to low-emission logistics with order for four more LNG ships

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Volkswagen was one of the first car manufacturers to subscribe to the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement that aim to limit global warming to significantly less than two degrees by 2050. Only unavoidable emissions are offset by climate protection measures.

MAHLE criticizes EC CO2 regulation proposal for abandoning technology neutrality

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Last week, the European Commission adopted a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels (Fit for 55). Commenting on the set of proposals, automotive component supplier MAHLE noted that climate protection is the key task for the shaping of mobility, and said that it welcomed the definition of a path towards climate neutrality.

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Porsche Digital spins off e-mobility company “&Charge” to promote electric mobility

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&Charge” has been a climate-neutral company since its foundation. Customers can use their collected “kilometers” to support certified climate protection projects. To this end, “&Charge” works together with the project developer and climate solutions provider South Pole.

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BASF and RWE proposing 2GW offshore wind farm for green electricity and hydrogen for chemical industry

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To advance the joint project, the CEOs of BASF and RWE have signed a letter of intent covering a wide-ranging cooperation for the creation of additional capacities for renewable electricity and the use of innovative technologies for climate protection.

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Germany providing another €100M to subsidize private charging stations; €500M total

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We want more climate protection, more clean electric cars on our roads and more use of green electricity. Germany is adding another €100 million to its successful promotion of private charging stations for electric cars in residential buildings, bringing the total to €500 million. Purchase and installation of the wallboxes are supported with a grant of €900. So far, around 385,000 applications for around 470,000 charging points have been received.

Volkswagen fueling car carriers with fuel derived from used cooking oil; GoodFuels BFO

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With 85 percent lower CO 2 emissions than with conventional fossil fuels, the contribution to climate protection is enormous. Volkswagen Group Logistics will be using certified fuel from vegetable residues for certain new car shipments via marine routes.

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Rosenbauer and Berlin Fire Dept to develop hybrid fire truck; project eLHF

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What initially motivated the Berlin Fire Department’s concluded tendering procedure were the growing demands with regard to environmental protection and the complex exhaust systems of conventional chassis, which are having an increasingly negative effect on the design and operation of firefighting vehicles. Consequently, the hybrid project vehicle is designed to help contribute towards reaching Berlin’s climate protection goals.

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Neste to supply DHL Express with sustainable aviation fuel at SFO

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This deal will see DHL Express become the first cargo operator to use Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on flights departing from SFO and will enable them to contribute to their climate protection target to reduce all logistics-related emissions to zero by the year 2050.

2020 229

Lufthansa Group and BASF roll out sharkskin technology on Boeing 777 freighters: AeroSHARK

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The aviation industry is facing similar challenges to the chemical industry: ongoing progress must be made with climate protection despite high energy requirements. The lower the frictional resistance of an aircraft in the air, the lower its fuel consumption.

AKASOL to supply battery systems for Alstom’s hydrogen trains

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—Olaf Lies (SPD), Lower Saxony’s Minister for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection.

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Germany investing €630M in new locks on Dortmund-Ems Canal to accommodate large freight ships

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Formerly an assembly line for coal transports, today a guarantee for climate protection. The German federal government is investing €630 million (US$745 million) in the expansion and maintenance of the Dortmund-Ems Canal (DEK).

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Alcoa to supply sustainable, low-carbon aluminum for wheels on Audi e-tron GT

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Audi uses carbon credits from certified climate protection projects to offset CO 2 emissions that currently cannot be avoided using renewable sources of energy.

DHL to use biofuel to neutralize carbon emissions of all ‘less-than-container’ load shipments in ocean freight globally

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To fight against climate change, the transport sector needs true decarbonization. Even though we are in unprecedented times, due to the ongoing pandemic, we have to make sure that climate protection and sustainability efforts remain at the forefront. DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, says it will be neutralizing the carbon emissions of all less-than-container load (LCL) ocean freight shipments from 1 January 2021.

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BMW unveils Concept i4 electric Gran Coupé; 600 km range

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All of this shows that we are fully committed to climate protection. BMW unveiled the BMW Concept i4 EV using a livestream instead of the planned Geneva venue. The BMW Concept i4 represents a look ahead to the BMW i4, slated to enter production in 2021.

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DHL to roll out 63 Workhorse electric delivery vans in US; first 30 in SF Bay area

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Train and certify 80% of its employees as GoGreen specialists and involve them in its environmental and climate protection activities. DHL will roll out a new fleet of 63 electric delivery vans that will serve US markets. The fleet of 63 NGEN-1000 electric delivery cargo vans are produced by equipment manufacturer Workhorse Group.

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California ARB developing Clean Miles Standard for ridesharing companies

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This new program will be aligned with forthcoming changes to the Advanced Clean Cars automaker regulations, as well as the SB 375 program—the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act—which requires regional GHG reductions through land use and transportation planning.

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Uniper to make Wilhelmshaven German hub for green hydrogen; green ammonia import terminal

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The generated climate-friendly hydrogen will primarily be used to supply local industry, but it will also be possible to feed it into the national hydrogen network. It is essential that Germany and Europe remain industrial powerhouses: If we want to achieve this and still hit our ambitious climate protection targets, we need hydrogen to power sectors such as steel production, the chemicals industry or in freight, shipping and air transport.

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BMW Group & Daimler Mobility transfer moovel Group B2B / B2G business to Deutsche Bahn company Mobimeo; moovel to focus on B2C

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With the integration of moovel, we are taking the next big step in the direction of the Deutschlandticket and promoting the mobility transition towards more climate protection. The BMW Group and Daimler Mobility AG are transferring the business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) business of their joint subsidiary moovel Group GmbH to Mobimeo GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn.

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Volkswagen testing R33 BlueDiesel; up to 33% renewable content; now in permanent use in Wolfsburg

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This fuel is of particular interest to Volkswagen’s major and fleet customers whose diesel vehicles cover many kilometers a year as its use helps to achieve climate protection goals. Volkswagen has been testing the newly developed R33 BlueDiesel fuel blend at its in-house filling station in Wolfsburg since January 2018.

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Audi partnering with Climeworks on CO2 direct air capture and storage

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From a scientific perspective, the adsorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is an important measure in addition to reducing emissions for reaching the Group’s climate targets.

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Continental presents action plan for immediately reducing lead in electronic components in cars

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Continental has submitted a plan of action to the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Construction and Climate Protection with which the company intends immediately to reduce the lead content in some of its electronic components to legally prescribed maximum quantities in accordance with the End of Life Vehicles Directive.

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Volkswagen striving to make production of the electric ID. carbon-neutral

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Currently unavoidable CO 2 emissions are offset by investments in certified climate protection projects elsewhere. Apart from climate protection, compliance with social standards also plays a central role for Volkswagen when it comes to resource requirements - especially in the responsible mining of E raw materials such as lithium and cobalt. Unavoidable emissions in the manufacturing process are offset by investments in certified climate projects.

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Tesla submits its application to build batteries at Giga Berlin

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On June 3rd, the Ministry of Agriculture, Environment, and Climate Protection (MLUK) announced that Tesla changed its application for the construction and operation of the Giga Berlin production facility.

BMW Group to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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To make an effective contribution to climate protection, the overall environmental balance of all vehicle components must be improved and partners brought into the process. The BMW Group has set itself the goal of creating a closed and sustainable material cycle for battery cells.

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Audi introduces 2022 e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT; US pricing starts at $99,900

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This draws heat away from the battery pack and allows the battery to be housed within an aluminum frame designed for structural rigidity and to protect occupants. Emissions that cannot yet be avoided are compensated with carbon credits from certified climate protection projects.

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REMONDIS and Neste partner to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste; targeting >200 kilotons/year

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Mechanical recycling of plastics has been making a positive contribution to circular economy, raw material security, and climate protection for decades.

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CESifo: EVs not the best option for reduction in on-road CO2 in Germany given power mix

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Unfortunately, due to our grid situation, electric cars are still too early for this strategic goal in the sense of German climate protection efforts.

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California ARB adopts 3-year research plan; net negative CO2; racial equity

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The core of the plan is made up of research initiatives, which consist of broad topics (Health, Environmental Justice, Economics, Air Quality, Mobile Sources, Climate and Sustainable Communities) defining CARB’s most pressing research priorities. When our research is better focused to benefit the most vulnerable among us it will lead to policies and programs that better protect all Californians from the harmful effects of air pollution and climate change.

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Audi & Hager Group investigating bidirectional charging at home

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Tesla Giga Berlin’s final assembly line takes shape after new approval

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” The Brandenburg Ministry of Agriculture, Environment, and Climate Protection announced earlier today (via @gigafactory_4 ) that it has granted Tesla preliminary approval to install machines that will put the final aspects of vehicles together.

Daimler receives top marks from Climate Disclosure Project

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Daimler AG has received top marks for disclosure of its climate protection measures aimed at combating climate change, receiving the maximum 100 points in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP’s) “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index” and an “A” rating in the “Climate Performance Leadership Index”.

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BMW Group enters long-term €2B supply contract with Northvolt for battery cells from Europe

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To make an effective contribution to climate protection, we aim to improve our products’ overall environmental balance—from resources to recycling. The BMW Group has signed a long-term supply contract worth €2 billion for battery cells with the Swedish company Northvolt. The battery cells will be produced in Europe at the Northvolt gigafactory currently under construction in Skellefteå in northern Sweden (series plant Northvolt Ett) from 2024.

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Deutsche Post DHL and Renault aim to intensify their collaboration on the use of electric vehicles

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The investment into new technologies and fuel concepts is part of the Group''s climate protection program GoGreen. Deutsche Post DHL has signed a letter of intent for a possible future global framework agreement with car manufacturer Renault. The intended global agreement shall contain the options for a future purchase of Renault Kangoo Z.E. The Kangoo Z.E.

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Volkswagen Group selected as new Industry Group Leader in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

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The 2013 review analyzed the corporate economic, environmental, and social sustainability performance of 31 automotive companies, seven of them from Europe, with reference to criteria such as environmental and climate protection strategy, innovation management and corporate social responsibility. The report analyzes the initiatives of the world’s largest listed companies in addressing countermeasures against climate change.

2013 190

innogy launches EV charging subsidiary in US; targeting California and ZEV states

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For this reason, innogy is working constantly to drive forward the expansion of clean, climate-friendly mobility. For there too, electric mobility and climate protection are a mega-topic for many states and big cities—and we have the innovative solutions for tomorrow’s traffic. Germany-based innogy, a subsidiary of energy giant RWE, has established its own new subsidiary to enter the e-mobility market in the US.

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VW’s Winterkorn underscores VW’s CO2 targets with Greenpeace, with caveat about customers

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This is a decision in favor of climate protection and a key signal for committing to the protection of the environment and society and the series production of climate-friendly technical solutions. At the beginning of the Geneva Motor Show this year, the Volkswagen Group announced it was committed to reducing the CO 2 output of its European new car fleet to 95 grams per kilometer by 2020. Earlier post.) This commitment was underscored by Prof.

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