Fujitsu and GMS partner on trial of electric tricycles in the Philippines

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Fujitsu Limited and Global Mobility Service, Inc. GMS), a venture company providing mobility services, will partner on field testing to expand the use of electric tricycles (a three-wheel taxi) in the Republic of the Philippines. Following the trials, these functions will be added to the service that GMS is launching in the second quarter, and will be put into operation in the Philippines in fiscal 2016. The Philippines is home to more than 3.5

TomTom: Global traffic congestion up; Bengaluru world’s most traffic-congested city

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Overall, traffic congestion has increased globally during the last decade, and the 239 cities (57%) TomTom included in the new Traffic Index report had increased congestion levels between 2018 and 2019, with only 63 cities showing measurable decreases.

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GlobalData: Global battery energy storage market to grow by 7% to reach $13.13B by 2023

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The global battery energy storage market will to grow to $13.13 The company’s latest report “ Battery Energy Storage Market, Update 2019 – Global Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Key Country Analysis to 2023 ” finds that the fall in technology prices and increasing pace of development in the power market are the primary driving factors for the battery energy storage market. billion by 2023, according to a new forecast by GlobalData.

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Global geothermal industry passes 12,000 MW operational

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The global geothermal industry surpassed 12,000 MW of geothermal power operational, with about 600 MW of new geothermal power coming online globally, according to a year-end update by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). New geothermal power came on line in Kenya, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Turkey, and Mexico, as well as Oregon, Nevada and Utah in the United States. New project announcements have increased the resource under development to about 30,000 MW.

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Global Gas Prices | Hybrid Sales

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Some expect both to remain steady due to global economic conditions while others point to the return of $3/gallon gas (in the states) fueled mainly by an increase in foreign demand. Philippines.

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Global CO2 emissions stalled for the third year in a row

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The annual assessment of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by the JRC and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) confirms that CO 2 emissions have stalled for the third year in a row. Global GHG emissions continue to be dominated by fossil carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) emissions, which however show a slowdown trend since 2012, and were stalled for the third year in a row in 2016. of global emissions.

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Ford cuts global water use 8.5% per vehicle from 2011 to 2012; total usage down 62% since 2000

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between 2011 and 2012—putting the company more than halfway toward its current goal of using an average of 4 cubic meters per vehicle globally by 2015. Ford voluntarily launched its Global Water Management Initiative in 2000, putting in place ways to manage water conservation, quality and reuse of storm and process water. Ford has reduced the average amount of water used to make each of its vehicles by 8.5%

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NOAA: Global Combined Land and Ocean Surface Temperature Was Second Warmest for September

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The combined global land and ocean surface temperature was the second warmest September on record, according to NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC. Global surface temperature anomalies (degrees F) for the month of September 2009. Additionally, the global ocean surface temperature was tied for the fifth warmest on record for September. Separately the global land surface temperature was 1.75 °F (0.97 °C) above the 20 th century average of 53.6 °F

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Future Fuel Strategies: 40+ countries developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards

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Global LDV Fuel Efficiency Improvement. All are among the top 15 vehicle markets worldwide: nearly 80% of new LDVs sold globally are currently subject to some kind of GHG emission or fuel economy standards. Several countries in the last year—including Kenya, Chile, the Philippines and Thailand—have implemented LDV fuel economy policies. Fuels market analyst Tammy Klein notes that more than 40 countries are developing light-duty vehicle fuel economy standards.

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Low-lying and other vulnerable countries calling for fast action on non-CO2 global warming pollutants

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Led by the tiny Pacific island of the Federated States of Micronesia, a growing group of low-lying islands and other vulnerable countries are calling for fast action on the approximately 50% of global warming that is caused by pollutants other than carbon dioxide (CO 2 ). The Parties included Micronesia and other small island nations, the Philippines, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Egypt, Congo, Nigeria, the 27 countries of the EU, as well as Japan, the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Report Finds That Urgent Changes in Transport Financing Required to Enable More Sustainable Transportation Globally

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trillion is spent annually on transport globally, mostly in ways that exacerbate rather than solve the problems associated with traffic growth, including congestion, health-harming air pollution, accidents, energy insecurity, and climate change.

Forecast: Global Biofuels Use to Double by 2015, Second-Gen Biofuels to Lag Expectations

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Despite a number of key issues such as land use and competition for feedstocks supplies for traditional food and feed uses, global use of biofuels is excepted to more than double from 2009 to 2015, according to a new global analysis released by Hart Energy Publishing’s Global Biofuels Center (GBC). Hart’s “ Global Biofuels Outlook to 2015 ” (GBO 2015) concludes that the US will see a growth of total biofuels use of more than 35%.

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Roskill: Spread of COVID-19 threatens cobalt supply; bottlenecks out of DRC

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As COVID-19 continues to spread worldwide, the pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the global economy and commodity markets, including cobalt.

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ADB Study Finds Annual Economic Losses in Southeast Asia from Climate Change Could be More Than Twice the Global Average

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Southeast Asia, one of the most vulnerable regions in the world to climate change—due to its long coastlines, high concentration of population and economic activity in coastal areas, and heavy reliance on agriculture, natural resources, and forestry—is likely to suffer more from climate change than the global average, according to a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) study, titled The Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: A Regional Review.

Nissan, Frost & Sullivan study finds 37% of Southeast Asian consumers open to buying EV

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Customers in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia emerged as the most enthusiastic about electric cars. Nissan is also exploring launch in Indonesia and Philippines. The study was conducted by Frost & Sullivan in January 2018 in six countries: Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Nissan has sold more than 300,000 LEAFs globally since the model first went on sale in 2010.

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EIB awards €17M to QEV to advance zero emissions transport in developing countries

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In the Philippines, QEV recently equipped 10 new GET electric minibuses and converted numerous Jeepneys to use its fully-electric technology. By the end of 2019, QEV will supply a further 100 e-kits to GET in Manila as part of its global plans to produce around 10,000 e-kits per year, following the EIB investment. E-mobility and R&D specialist QEV Technologies will receive €17 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for a variety of low-carbon transportation projects.

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Infineon introduces first Trusted Platform Module specifically for automotive cybersecurity

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After that, the keys are protected against unauthorized access; there is no need for further special security precautions throughout the various stages of the—often globally distributed—value chain.

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Biofuel use predicted to double by 2015

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There may still be significant questions over issues such as land use and competition for feedstock supplies for traditional food and feed uses, but that won’t stop the global use of biofuels from more than doubling between 2009 and 2015. Major contributors to the growth of biofuels are expected to include Indonesia, France, China, Thailand, India, Columbia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Argentina; while Germany is expected to remain the largest producer of biofuels in Europe.

MAN propane-fueled ME-LGIP to power Chinese VLGC

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Methanol and LPG carriers have already operated at sea for many years and many more LPG tankers are currently being built as the global LPG infrastructure grows. The term stems from the German expression Energiewende and encapsulates MAN Energy Solutions’ call to action to reduce emissions and establish natural gases as the fuels of choice in global shipping.

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Study finds unprecedented urbanization and urban expansion in East-Southeast Asia from 2000 to 2010

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The overall study area covered East-Southeast Asia and included 17 countries: China (including Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR); Taiwan; Japan; Mongolia; North Korea; South Korea; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Indonesia; Laos; Malaysia; Myanmar; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Vietnam. Historically, we’ve had virtually no empirical information on the built up areas of China''s neighbors in the region, including Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Korea.

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UN: world population is expected to reach 9.7 billion in 2050 and could peak at nearly 11 billion around 2100

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The resulting changes in the size, composition and distribution of the world’s population have important consequences for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the globally agreed targets for improving economic prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment. The global fertility rate, which fell from 3.2 In 2018, for the first time in history, persons aged 65 or above outnumbered children under five years of age globally.

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8 development banks commit to provide more than $175B to scale up support for sustainable transport

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Global CO 2 emissions from the transport sector are projected to increase nearly 50% by 2030 unless significant changes are adopted. Yet despite the importance of the transport sector, which also directly contributes 5-10% of GDP in most countries, it has been largely neglected in the global sustainable development agenda.

Hybrid Search Statistics - Updated

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HALO research aircraft measuring the emissions of megacities in EmeRGe project

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The University of Bremen is the scientific base of the international project known as EMeRGe (Effect of Megacities on the transport and transformation of pollutants on the Regional and Global scales). Ground measurements are being taken in China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand, for example. Air quality in major cities is a critical issue, especially with regard to road traffic and residents’ health.

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Study: Atmospheric Engineering with Aerosols Could Reduce Effectiveness of Certain Kinds of Solar Power

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The atmospheric engineering scheme of using sunlight-scattering stratospheric aerosols to combat global warming could reduce the effectiveness of certain kinds of solar power generation systems using parabolic or other concentrating optics. Pinatubo in the Philippines reduced global sunlight by less than three percent but decreased output from some solar generating plants by about 20%.

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Saudis Expand Price War Downstream

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The undisputed king of oil and gas is making some moves that could change the face of the global refining sector. With Saudi Arabia's refined fuel contributing to the global supply glut, what will be its impact on the refining markets especially those in Asia? Given current market conditions, the Asian demand for diesel has reduced mainly due to the weakening Chinese market, while demand for gasoline is increasing in India, Pakistan, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam.

Ricardo study predicts that BRIC automotive markets will be eclipsed by the “Rising-15”

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Ricardo’s Rising-15 automotive markets include: Argentina; Egypt; Indonesia; Iran; Malaysia; Mexico; Morocco; Nigeria; Peru; the Philippines; South Africa; Thailand; Turkey; Ukraine; and Vietnam. There have been winners and losers in the efforts of the current cohort of established global automakers to exploit growth within the BRIC region; the key strategic question now is where the next wave of growth based opportunity will arise. Positioning the Rising 15.

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France’s IFPEN studying industrial potential of onshore sources of natural hydrogen

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IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN) has become one of the first global research centers actively to investigate onshore natural hydrogen emissions after the discovery of offshore sources of the gas in the 1970s. It is often associated with methane, occasionally nitrogen and, in some places, economically viable quantities of helium (at a time when demand for this rare gas with numerous high-tech applications are stretching global supplies to their limit).

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GM Partners with US DOE to Develop Jatropha-to-Biodiesel Project in India

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A significant portion of the global transportation fuel market in places such as India and Europe relies on diesel and cannot benefit from cellulosic ethanol technologies. In addition to India, other nations including China, the Philippines, several African countries, and the United States are conducting research programs in jatropha cultivation and oil extraction on eroded farmland and marginal land.

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Japan Automakers Support B5, E10 as Baseline Biofuel Blends, Recommend Specifications to ASEAN Countries

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Experts from JAMA visited six countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) to share their recommended specifications of the two first-generation biofuels. JAMA believes that the WWFC ‘Guidelines for B100 Blendstock for use in up to B5 Blends’ and ‘Guidelines for E100 Blendstock for use in up to E10 Blends’ issued in March 2009 will contribute towards the optimization and global harmonization of biofuels specifications in the various countries.

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UPS Adopts Plan to Cut Its Airline Carbon Emissions An Additional 20% by 2020; Biofuels Part of the Plan

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Jet A fuel is the leading source of UPS global enterprise CO 2 emissions at 52.6%, followed by diesel at 32.7%. The company’s air system includes international air hubs in Cologne, Germany; Taipei, Taiwan; Shanghai; Miami (to serve Latin America), an intra-Asia hub in the Philippines; and UPS Worldport, the Louisville, Ky., four-million-square-foot heart of UPS’s global air network. UPS Airlines CO 2 emissions per Available Ton Mile, historical and targeted. Click to enlarge.

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CO2 and Methane Emissions Continued Rise in 2008 Despite Economic Slump

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CO 2 data from Antarctic ice cores (green points), Mauna Loa Observatory (red curve), and the global network (blue dots). This increase is despite the global economic downturn, with its decrease in a wide range of activities that depend on fossil fuel use.

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