Two YSE students pick up on a pledge in Joe Biden's climate plan, spelling out how it can reduce asthma and emissions by removing tons of pollution from the air each school day. (This depends on getting schools safely fully open again...)
While the sector’s market share is small, Wood Mackenzie expects the 2020s to be a decade of battery electric vehicle growth. The group says it sees global battery electric vehicle market share increasing from 3% in 2019 to 14% by the end of the decade in its base case scenario.
FleetCarma launched its Charge the North study in 2017 to capture and analyze real world charging data from 10 electric utilities and a thousand EV owners across Canada, covering residential, public and workplace charging. Phase one ended in 2019 and phase two is expected to launch later this year.
A network of 54 central banks and industry supervisors formed in 2017 is looking for ways to develop a new framework for climate risk management in the financial sector. Many of the group’s members are also on the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, which sets global capital requirements.
"The role of our financial regulators is to ensure sustainable, efficient markets that protect us from financial and economic disruptions. As we’ve seen over the years, however, they’re not always up to the task."
If there’s a silver lining to the Pacific Gas & Electric Company disaster, it’s that — in the midst of filing for bankruptcy — it has opened up the space for conversations about alternatives. And perhaps one of the most interesting of these conversations is based on the idea of transforming the utility into a network of cooperatives: utilities owned and managed by the ratepayers themselves.
As Germany shuttered another of its nuclear power plants on New Year’s Day, the office of Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was said to be considering a proposal which would make coal more competitive with renewables in one of the world’s worst polluting nations.