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Trump can't affect global climate-change progress, says Mayor Bloomberg

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Carbon Footprint global warming energy policy climate change carbon dioxide electric utilitiesFormer New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has gone on record saying publicly what most analysts have discussed privately: the notion that Washington can direct the energy market back towards coal is wrong. In fact, Bloomberg is willing to go further: he believes that the U.S. can still meet the reductions set forth in the Paris climate treaty.

Four of 10 drivers globally would consider an electric car

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It’s been merely six years since the first modern electric car hit the streets, and the segment looks ready to take off. Over 43,000 people residing in 52 countries all around the globe were asked whether they are considering buying an electric car in the next five years. On average, four out of 10 motorists say they’re either very. surveys plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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Global Bioenergies successfully scales up renewable isobutene process in Leuna Demo plant

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Global Bioenergies has succeeded in producing isobutene by fermentation at the scale of the Leuna Demo plant (a 5,000-liter fermenter), with run length and performances exceeding those performed on the pilot plant in Pomacle (a 500-liter fermenter). —Ales Bulc, Managing Director of the German subsidiary of Global Bioenergies. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies.

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Global carbon emissions have been flat for three years now

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Global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions may be starting to pay off, suggests a recent study. Last month, scientists released an assessment that suggests global carbon emissions did not increase significantly in 2016. That makes this the third year in a row that carbon emissions have remained flat. DON'T MISS: Renewable energy growth. Environmental emissions energy policy greenhouse gas climate change carbon dioxide air pollution

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Global Carbon Project: Low growth in global carbon emissions continues for third successive year

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Global carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels did not grow in 2015 and are projected to rise only slightly in 2016, marking three years of almost no growth, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Global Carbon Project.

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Clariant enters next phase with Global Bioenergies’ renewable isobutene for high-value application

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Triggered by the successful completion of a first series of tests of its renewable isobutene for a high-value application, Clariant has now ordered a larger batch of renewable isobutene from Global Bioenergies for a second phase of evaluation. In June last year, Global Bioenergies provided Clariant with a first sample of its renewable isobutene on which Clariant then successfully carried out first chemical tests and analysis. —Marc Delcourt, CEO of Global Bioenergies.

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Americans starting to believe in global warming?

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It is well known throughout the world that many Americans, perhaps more than inhabitants of any other nation, have serious doubts about the scientific evidence behind global warming. Global warming Green credentials Latest news Democrats Democrats on global warming global warming evidence global warming theory Republicans Republicans on global warming

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GKN Driveline develops new e-drive system for PHEVs; starts production on global platform in 2019

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The system will start production in 2019 on a global platform from a European vehicle manufacturer. GKN Driveline has developed a new, complete electric drive system for plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs).

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Americans not high on global warming issue

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There has long been a debate in the USA about whether global warming is a figment of scientists’ imagination, and whether it is something really worth devoting policy time too. Global warming Latest news concern about global warming Democrats on global warmingAs such, it’s no surprise to see its consideration as a “top priority” slump over the last year. According to a political survey by the [.].

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Electric Cars To Be 35 Percent Of Global Sales By 2040: Energy Analyst

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Despite steady progress over the past few years, electric cars still make up only a very small percentage of the tens of millions of new cars sold globally every year. And while that won't change immediately, energy-industry analysts believe a surge in electric-car sales could be just around the corner. Electric cars and plug-in hybrids could come. Green Study future plug-in cars sales

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Finnish electric powertrain company Visedo raises €20M to support global expansion; SRPM technology

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Visedo, a Finnish manufacturer specializing in electric powertrains and components, has secured a financing package of €20 million (US$21 million) to support its international growth plans. The financing consists of an equity investment of €13.5 million, an EFSI loan of €5 million and €1.5 million in funding from other sources. Founded in 2009, Visedo specializes in electric powertrains and components for heavy-duty machinery, commercial vehicles and the marine industry.

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13 global companies launch Hydrogen Council in Davos; promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals

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Thirteen leading energy, transport and industry companies have launched a global initiative in Davos to voice a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster the energy transition.

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ITF launches global initiative to decarbonize transport

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The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD has launched a major global initiative towards carbon-free transport. Transport activity currently contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, with the share expected to rise. The COP 21 Paris Agreement created a political pathway for global CO 2 mitigation efforts. The long-term objective of the project is to define a commonly-acceptable pathway to achieve zero transport emissions by around 2050.

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Toyota has now sold 10 million hybrids in 20 years, globally

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Toyota has reached yet another significant milestone in global hybrid sales. The Japanese automaking giant has surpassed 10 million hybrid sales globally since the launch of the first-generation Prius in 1997. That total includes hybrids sold under Toyota's Lexus luxury brand, as well as sales of two plug-in hybrid models. CHECK OUT: Toyota at 9. sales Production New car sales

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Samsung SDI building Li-ion battery plant in Hungary; global triangular production structure

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The new facility in Hungary will enable Samsung SDI to establish a global triangular production structure along with existing plants in Ulsan, Korea and Xian, China. Samsung SDI has decided to use Hungary as its Li-ion battery production base in Europe.

Global oil demand could peak by 2020, says Shell

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The rise of electric cars has led many analysts to make predictions about the future of the oil industry. ExxonMobil and OPEC have both made statements indicating confidence that the majority of vehicles on the world's roads will continue to be powered by fossil fuels for the next few decades. But Shell recently made a prediction that is a bit. oil plug-in cars Shell fossil fuels

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Dalia Research: Globally, 40% would consider an EV, but held back by logistics

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Worldwide, 40% of those planning to buy a car within the next five years say they are likely to buy all-electric (even though not all of them would be able to afford one at foreseeable price points), according to findings from Dalia Research’s global mobility study.

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VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally

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We're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications. The 482,000 VW and Audi cars being investigated by the EPA are a majority of all the diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. since 2008, when new and tougher emission limits took effect. If VW Group's engineers. emissions future EPA EU VW Group Volkswagen R regulation

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Will Tesla Alone Double Global Demand For Its Battery Cells?

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Tesla is on a roll right now, with 14,000 of its all-electric Model S luxury sedan on the road and its stock at record highs. If it achieves its planned production levels--21,000 cars this year, perhaps 40,000 by 2015--its voracious appetite for lithium-ion battery cells will only increase. The massive scale of cell purchases by Tesla Motors

Electric-car charging networks spin out, merge, and go global

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EV charging companies are on the verge of rapid global growth as utility companies and large multinational corporations put up big money, according to a report from Navigant Research Blog. Much like the cell-phone network industry in the mid-1990s, the electric-car charging industry is on a fast pace of network expansions and mergers.

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Global debut for Nissan Murano Hybrid at Shanghai show

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Nissan unveiled two all-new production models, the Murano Hybrid and Lannia, a new mid-size sedan for the Chinese market, along with two Nismo products, GT-R Nismo and 370Z Nismo, at Auto Shanghai 2015. Murano Hybrid features the Nissan Intelligent Dual Clutch System (one motor/two clutch parallel system). A new supercharged QR25DER gasoline engine is paired with an electric motor to deliver driving performance equivalent to a V6-3.5L engine and fuel economy similar to the 2.0L engine.

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Toyota Mobility Foundation joins New Cities Foundation as global strategic member

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Toyota Mobility Foundation has joined the New Cities Foundation as the latest Global Strategic Member. The partnership between the two organizations aims to activate the next generation of urban mobility solutions. The Toyota Mobility Foundation and the New Cities Foundation are already discussing a number of substantial research projects and initiatives in the urban mobility area.

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Toyota Mirai Fuel-Cell Car To Get Global Showcase At 2020 Olympics

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The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to become a global showcase for hydrogen fuel-cell cars. And similar to earlier Olympics, the global event will focus huge media attention on the one carmaker that. Japan is already planning to use the games as an opportunity to expand its hydrogen infrastructure and put more fuel-cell vehicles on its roads. Green Japan Marketing Olympics hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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IEA finds CO2 emissions flat for third straight year even as global economy grew in 2016

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Global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions were flat for a third straight year in 2016 even as the global economy grew, according to the International Energy Agency. Global emissions from the energy sector stood at 32.1

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Geely launches Lynk & Co; a new electrified and connected global car brand

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China-based automaker Geely has launched Lynk & Co —a new global car brand designed and engineered in Sweden; every model will feature an electrified powertrain. The design brief was simple: the cars should stand out from the crowd and appeal to a global audience.

The day without coal: Britain's first one since 1882

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Carbon Footprint global warming UK climate change England electric utilitiesThe Industrial Revolution that started around 1750 in England was powered largely by coal. With Watt's invention of the steam engine and the emergence of railways in the mid-nineteenth century, the carbon-dense fuel was central to the change from an agricultural economy to an industrial one. Last Friday, however, marked a watershed moment for.

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Further proof of global warming as temperatures hit new highs

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The latest figures from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be one in the eye for global warming naysayers with the combined global land and ocean surface temperature hitting a record high for April and for the period from January-April. Tags: Global warming Green credentials Latest news global warming criticism green credentials NOAA proof of global warming temperatures US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Action on climate change 'harmful, unnecessary': Trump White House

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Politics global warming energy policy climate change Donald TrumpIf there were any doubt that U.S. policy on climate change would change drastically under President Donald Trump, it should have been laid to rest shortly after noon yesterday. Following inauguration ceremonies for the 45th president of the United States, the Obama White House website was replaced with an entirely new site for the Trump White.

Electric-Car Incentives Vary Globally--A Lot--But Generally Work

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If you''ve bought an electric vehicle recently, chances are you may have enjoyed some of the myriad incentives currently offered on plug-in cars. Income-tax credits, purchase rebates, sales-tax exemptions, and various non-monetary incentives have been used worldwide to spur plug-in car sales growth. Now, data from the International Council on Clean

Global Electric-Car Volume To Surge 67 Percent This Year: Analyst

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Ben Scott, an analyst for IHS Automotive, predicts that global production of plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles will rise by 67 percent this year. Electric cars may be suffering from the January blues, but if one analyst is correct that lull in sales won''t last very long. According to the Los Angeles Times, a combination of more models

Toyota Sells 23 Hybrids Globally; How Many Can You Name?

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Turns out that Toyota offers 23 separate and distinct hybrid models globally--many of which we don''t get in the States--as By this point, pretty much everyone can identify a Toyota Prius by its shape, and knows that it''s a hybrid-electric vehicle. And most people know that Toyota sells many more hybrids as well. But how many of them can you name?

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RideCell introduces white-label global carsharing and ridesharing platform for automakers; used by BMW ReachNow

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the developer of a Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) platform for leading automakers and transit providers globally, unveiled today at AutoMobility LA the worldwide release of its white-label multiservice platform that allows car manufacturers to provide on-demand mobility when and where it’s needed. (A

Global Bioenergies’ bio?isobutene now at 99.77% purity; polymer-grade level

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Global Bioenergies has purified its bio‐isobutene to 99.77%, a polymer‐grade level. Global Bioenergies routinely produces isobutene batches using its industrial pilot located in Pomacle‐Bazancourt, eastern France. —Thomas Buhl, Head of business development at Global Bioenergies. Global Bioenergies is developing processes to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation.

Global oil consumption reaches all-time high

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per cent between 2008 and 2009, in part due to the global financial crisis, [.]. Green credentials Latest news China Europe global oil consumption Green cars oil consumption U.S.A Did you think that the emergence of green cars means that our reliance on oil is starting to fall? New statistics from the Vital Signs Online report by the Worldwatch Institute suggest this is far from the case. Despite falling 1.5

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Global Bioenergies obtains a €400K grant from BMBF to produce renewable gasoline additives; Audi to use for engine testing

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France-based Global Bioenergies announced that its German subsidiary, Global Bioenergies GmbH, secured a €400,000 (US$446,000) grant from the BMBF (the German federal ministry for research and education) to finance a 14-month-project aimed at producing renewable gasoline additives. Global Bioenergies has developed a process to convert renewable resources into gaseous isobutene via fermentation.

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Ford named Best Global Green Brand

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Ford has topped the Interbrand’s 2014 list of the 50 Best Global Green Brands, followed by three other carmakers – in a demonstration of the leadership the automotive industry is taking in the field of sustainability.

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CFBP and Global Bioenergies: success of tests on including renewable isobutene in domestic bottled gas

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The Comité Français du Butane et du Propane (CFBP), the industry organization representing gas supply distribution companies Antargaz, Butagaz Finagaz, Primagaz, Vitogaz and Campingaz, together with Global Bioenergies, a company developing a processes to convert renewable resources into hydrocarbons through fermentation ( earlier post ), have formed a partnership to incorporate renewable isobutene in commercial butane.

Volkswagen Group appoints new heads of Global R&D, Group Design, Group Product and Modular Toolkit Strategy

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The Volkswagen Group is continuing its restructuring in the aftermath of the diesel engine emissions scandal. The number of top managers reporting directly to the CEO has been almost halved, and new appointments to several posts will take effect in the first quarter of 2016. hese structural changes speed up the decision-making process, reduce complexity and increase efficiency.

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Pruitt won't kill EPA 'endangerment' finding on climate change

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emissions government EPA global warming climate change carbon dioxide science Donald TrumpThe current EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, does not accept the scientific consensus on human contribution to climate change, though he has given some contradictory statements on that matter. His views correspond closely to those of his boss, President Donald Trump, who notoriously compared the science to bovine excrement in a tweet and called.

Trump EPA ordered to remove climate science; gag order, grant freeze too

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Politics EPA global warming climate change science Donald TrumpFollowing the removal of all mentions of climate change from the White House website, the new administration has apparently trained its sites on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA and a handful of other government agencies are now reportedly under gag orders: employees are forbidden to discuss ongoing changes, post new material on.

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