The government of the United Kingdom has announced that it will ban the sales of diesel- and gasoline-powered passenger vehicles after 2040, mostly in an effort to reduce the impact nitrogen oxides, or NOx, have had on public health.
Two companies in Norway have teamed up to produce a shipping vessel powered by an electric motor instead of dirty bunker fuel. If this technology is successful, it could substantially reduce the carbon footprint of this dirty industry — projected to be responsible for 17 percent of global emissions by 2050.
While sensors monitor pollution near the freeway, what gets sucked into a car’s interior is another matter all together. And it’s linked to heart disease, asthma and other respiratory disease for unlucky drivers.
The CEO of the United States’ third-largest rail transport company has been predicting the end of fossil fuels for a year now. Last week he announced what that would mean for CSX Rail: No new coal cars for a disappearing industry.
3p Weekend: Elon Musk Claims “Verbal Approval” to Build East Coast Underground Hyperloop; Cities Shrug
Elon Musk announced yesterday that he had “verbal government approval” to build an underground tunnel for a Hyperloop that would link New York City and Washington, D.C. Who has provided the mysterious green light to dig underneath multiple states?
Subprime auto loan default rates are rising, which could affect investors worldwide, as they have been purchased these loans through securitized bonds. If the bottom falls out of the market, there could be a huge dent in ridesharing across U.S. cities, as many Uber and Lyft drivers rely on sub prime auto loans to rent cars for work.
Volvo Car Group announced last week that in 2019, every model rolling off the automakers’ assembly line will, at a minimum, be partly powered by an electric battery system.
According to Elon Musk, the much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 will roll off the assembly line on Friday. Musk announced on Twitter that the first 30 units will be presented to their new owners on July 28.
Elon Musk has boasted about Tesla’s battery storage capacity, but the evidence suggests China’s energy storage sector could dwarf Tesla and its gigafactories by 2021.
The Dutch air carrier KLM has been investing heavily in the Dreamliner. The long-distance jumbo jet from Boeing is key to the airline’s goal of reducing its emissions 20 percent by 2020.
UPS has announced various sustainability goals, including a significant increase to its fleet of alternative-fueled vehicles and a huge surge in renewable power generation by 2025.
U-Haul and supermarket supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers announced a commitment to work with The Conservation Fund to offset their wood consumption by boosting the protection of a forest ecosystem in rural New Hampshire.
Sustainable hydrogen fuel cell EVs are edging closer to the market, providing companies with new ways to decarbonize and promote a green image.
The newswires have aligned with the company’s description as “taking leave” and an eventual “diminished” role, but for all intents and purposes, Travis Kalanick is out as CEO of Uber.