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

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

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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. To make an effective contribution to climate protection, we aim to improve our products’ overall environmental balance—from resources to recycling. The BMW Group and Northvolt are pursuing their goal of a sustainable value chain for battery cells in Europe through a joint technology consortium.

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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. Electric (Battery) Europe Infrastructure Market BackgroundGermany 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.

Daimler Trucks & Buses targets completely CO2-neutral fleet of new vehicles by 2039 in Europe, Japan and NAFTA

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Daimler Trucks & Buses, one of the world’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturers, aims to offer only new vehicles that are CO 2 -neutral in driving operation (“tank-to-wheel”) in the triad markets of Europe, Japan and NAFTA by 2039. By 2022, Daimler Trucks & Buses plans to include series-produced vehicles with battery-electric drive in its vehicle portfolio in its main sales regions Europe, USA and Japan.

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Ford of Europe piloting geofencing and blockchain technology to ensure PHEVs operate efficiently in city center low-emission zones

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In Cologne, as in cities across Europe, low-emission zones are being introduced to address air quality challenges by discouraging the most polluting vehicles from driving through them. Initiated by the City of Cologne and regional energy supplier RheinEnergie AG, SmartCity Cologne is a cooperative platform for partners throughout the region to pilot technologies and services that promote climate protection and energy transition.

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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. Europe Infrastructure Market Background Ports and Marine

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Renault Trucks delivers first of 20 electric trucks to Carlsberg Group

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We are the first company in Switzerland and even Europe to use these environmentally friendly trucks for beverage transport. Our ambition is to take on a leading role not only in the development of beers and beverages, but also in beverage logistics and climate protection.

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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. These vessels travel between Europe, North America and Latin America.

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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.

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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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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. AKASOL is currently developing this technology together with major railway manufacturers in Germany, Europe, the US and Asia.

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

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EcoLum is delivered globally from predominantly hydro-powered smelters in North America and Europe. Audi uses carbon credits from certified climate protection projects to offset CO 2 emissions that currently cannot be avoided using renewable sources of energy.

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 to build new pilot plant to produce Li-ion cells

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A quarter of BMW Group vehicles sold in Europe should have an electric drive train by 2021; a third in 2025 and half in 2030. The collaboration is focused on creating an end-to-end sustainable value chain for battery cells in Europe, extending from development to production to recycling.

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German OEMs to upgrade emissions control on 5.3M Euro 5 and 6 diesels, contribute to €500M Sustainable Mobility fund

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Nitrogen oxide emissions (NO x ) in particular require comprehensive efforts to improve the health protection of citizens. The most urgent task therefore is the reduction of NO x pollution from diesel vehicles as well as the further optimization of diesel technology—for the health protection of citizens, in the interest of the quality of life and functionality of our cities and for the mobility needs of citizens and the economy. …In

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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.

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

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In order to test new technologies, the company partners with various automotive manufacturers and is part of several industry working groups such as Green Freight Europe or aireg. 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.

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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. With improvements in all areas, Volkswagen moved into first place, and has been included in the DJSI World and DJSI Europe along with BMW and Fiat.

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

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In Europe, innogy has around 5,700 EV charging points, making it one of the leading operators of charging infrastructure there. 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.

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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”. Over the last five years, the company has been able to reduce the CO 2 emissions of its new passenger car fleet in Europe by more than 20%, to 140 g/km.

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$12M German project to develop technology for syngas production from CO2 and H2; new hydrogen production method

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million (US$12 million) to subsidize the project within its “Technologies for Sustainability and Climate Protection – Chemical Processes and Use of CO 2 ” scheme. ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe and its subsidiary Kokereibetriebsgesellschaft Schwelgern (KBS) will perform the carbon conditioning and testing for steel industry use.

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Promising results from Mercedes-Benz fleet test of Clariant high-octane cellulosic E20

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Cellulosic ethanol from agricultural residues can play a key role in creating more sustainable mobility in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Hence cellulosic ethanol can make a significant contribution to climate protection, so making it for us a building block of sustainable mobility. Clariant, Haltermann and Mercedes-Benz have fleet-tested high-octane sunliquid 20 fuel—containing 20% cellulosic ethanol produced from straw—since January. Earlier post.)

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Volkswagen’s Winterkorn: “great potential” in solid-state batteries, with possible 1,000 Wh/l, or 700 km range

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High-performance energy storage is key to big challenges of our times—namely climate protection and a sustainable mobility. So, for Europe’s largest carmaker, battery technology is ranking high on our agenda. In his remarks made at Stanford University during the award of the third Science Award for Electrochemistry to Dr. Vanessa Wood ( earlier post ), Prof.

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Volkswagen’s first two production battery-electric vehicles debut at Frankfurt

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Using the e-manager, drivers can pre-program the charge start time and climate control pre-conditioning (switching on the parking heater in winter or parking air conditioning in summer for up to 30 minutes; if not plugged into a charger for up to 10 minutes). After its spring 2014 launch in Europe, the e-Golf will roll out Asia and North America in late 2014 and early 2015, respectively.

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Perspective: Regional Greenhouse Gas Cap-and-Trade Programs May be the Solution

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Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, built their climate change bill last year in large measure around it. Cantwell said that cap-and-trade had been discredited by the Wall Street crisis, the Enron scandal and the rocky start to a carbon credits trading system in Europe that has been subject to dizzying price fluctuations and widespread fraud. Western Climate Initiative (WCI). Reliable GHG emissions data are a keystone component of any climate change program.

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