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Biden: Replace US Government Fleet with EVs

News outlets like Reuters are reporting that: President Joe Biden on Monday vowed to replace the U.S. government’s fleet of roughly 650,000 vehicles with electric models as the new administration shifts its focus toward clean-energy. CleanTechnica reports on some of … Continue reading

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EV Global Sales Rose 43% in 2020; Tipping Point Near

The Guardian reports: Electric vehicles are close to the “tipping point” of rapid mass adoption thanks to the plummeting cost of batteries, experts say. Global sales rose 43% in 2020, but even faster growth is anticipated when continuing falls in … Continue reading

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Biden Immediately Makes Climate Friendly Decrees

In a sentence the Washington Post provides an  excellent summary of how President Joe Biden will immediately take aggressive action to face the world’s climate crisis. It reads: Biden’s push includes blocking the Keystone XL pipeline, restarting climate diplomacy and … Continue reading

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French Oil Company Ends Ties with American Trade Group

Last week marked another sign that big oil’s stand on climate change is faltering. This from the Washington Post: French oil giant Total said Friday that it is quitting the American Petroleum Institute, becoming the first major petroleum company to … Continue reading

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Biden Wants Clean Air, Trump EPA Moves to Prevent It

Politico reports: In a surprise move, the Environmental Protection Agency …will unveil a climate rule that will effectively prohibit the future regulation of greenhouse gases from any stationary industry other than power plants. The rule comes just eight days before … Continue reading

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WSJ: More Investment Money Than Ever Flows to Clean Energy

The Wall Street Journal reports: More Money is Flowing into Green Energy Than Ever Before. Here’s Why: Investors have been pouring more money than ever into renewable energies such as solar and wind. WSJ looks at how the pandemic, lower … Continue reading

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Experts: Era of big battery storage has arrived

A lithium-ion battery that cost $1,183 in 2010 cost just $137 in 2020, the age of competitive big battery storage has arrived, according to Eric Gimon, a policy adviser for the think tank Energy Innovation. Speaking of two large battery projects, … Continue reading

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Solar, Wind Power Boosted by Stimulus Bill

The Covid 19 Stimulus Bill, waiting for President Trump’s signature,  has excellent Holiday Season news for clean energy and greenhouse reduction advocates. Here is what Inside Energy News writes: In what Senate leaders are hailing as the single biggest victory … Continue reading

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Apple aims to produce autonomous, electric vehicle by 2024

Reuters reported earlier this week that: Apple Inc is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology. The story is continuing evidence that electric vehicles … Continue reading

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A Trend: Decarbonizing Atmosphere Will Boost Economy

We have been saying it for a while, but it is again reinforced in this Atlantic Magazines Weekly Planet newsletter: taken together…the world’s most powerful financial institutions believe that the future is decarbonized—and that, far from hurting the economy, climate action … Continue reading

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