• New technique captures lithium ions on the move 31 Mar 2020 20:35 Materials Today A schematic of the mini electrochemical cell that the scientists built to chase lithium ions (orange) moving in the lattice of LTO (blue). Image: Brookhaven National Laboratory.A team led by scientists at the US Department of Energy (DOE)’s Brookhaven …
  • Things Are Just Getting Worse for Ford Stock 31 Mar 2020 19:44 InvestorPlace The hits keep coming for Ford (NYSE:F) stock. Source: Shutterstock The company’s cautious approach on electric vehicles put it far behind its competitors. Its CEO since 2017, former University of Michigan athletic director Jim Hackett, has since seen the …
  • New Trump standards to gut Obama climate effort 31 Mar 2020 19:06 Alpena News Online WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to relax ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come, gutting one of the United States’ single-biggest efforts against climate …
  • Coronavirus: GM Revises Scheduling for Model Updates 31 Mar 2020 18:24 Auto 123 After the succession of news announcing the cancellation of auto shows - just this week we learned that both the Detroit and Paris shows are off - the next thing we can expect to hear from automakers is the postponement of the arrival of certain new or …
  • Climate crisis: Even low level air pollution raises risk of dementia, study finds 31 Mar 2020 17:58 Independent An 11-year study of almost 3,000 older people living in Sweden has found even in an area where pollution levels are below the EU’s safe limits, that older people exposed to air pollution are more at risk of dementia, particularly if they suffer from …
  • Audi: We’re On Track With 5-Year Electrification Plan 31 Mar 2020 17:56 Forbes Audi Electric Vehicles. Audi Despite the current impacts of the coronavirus on the world, Audi is confident that its five-year EV plan remains feasible. The German automaker announced today that during this time of general shut-downs and social distancing, …
  • Trump administration eases Obama-era emissions standards 31 Mar 2020 17:49 CBS News March 31, 2020 / 1:31 PM / CBS/AP Washington — The Trump administration rolled back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards Tuesday, raising the ceiling on damaging fossil fuel emissions for years to come and gutting one of the United …
  • Here’s the Trump admin’s pathetic new fuel efficiency rule for 2026 31 Mar 2020 17:15 Arc Technica Aurich Lawson / Getty 23 with 17 posters participating If proof were needed that the Trump administration never met an environmental regulation it didn't want to eviscerate, on Tuesday morning the Environmental Protection Agency and the National …
  • GM Takes the Long View on Emissions Reductions: Q&A with Dane Parker 31 Mar 2020 17:08 Environmental Leader Two years ago GM set course for reducing its absolute Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 31% by 2030 compared to a 2010 baseline. The company had met its 2020 goal early, and established the new target to stay consistent with the Science Based Target initiative’s …
  • Household bills to rise: Council tax, broadband and stamps will rise on 1 April 2020 31 Mar 2020 17:07 Charleston Daily Mail April 1 is traditionally known as April Fool's Day – but millions of households won't be laughing when they realise it is a day that many bills will rise steeply. It will see council tax, water bills, TV licences and mobile bills, as well as a …
  • Ohio Gas Station Drops Gas To Prices Not Seen Since 1978 31 Mar 2020 16:40 AutoSpies Gasoline is the lifeblood of today's automobiles. Despite the recent uptick in cheap-to-power electric cars, America still runs on petroleum, and amid a growing global lockdown where people are driving significantly less (or even not at all), gasoline …
  • Trump’s Clean Cars Rollback: A First Test Of Our Post-Coronavirus Society 31 Mar 2020 16:38 Forbes The threat of the coronavirus pandemic to our society will take months, if not more than a year to overcome, but unfortunately not before many tragic deaths. As one of many people who regard climate change as a much greater, existential threat to the …
  • Delphi shares tank as BorgWarner threatens to abandon takeover deal 31 Mar 2020 15:54 Reuters (Reuters) - U.S. auto parts company BorgWarner Inc (BWA.N) on Tuesday threatened to walk away from its $1.5 billion deal to buy Delphi Technologies (DLPH.N) after it drew down credit without seeking approval, sending shares of the UK-based company tumbling …
  • Could Covid-19 drive a structural shift in the oil markets? 31 Mar 2020 15:51 Forbes Given the enormous funds currently being dedicated to support the economy during the COVID crisis, there has been a lot of talk of the need for ‘green’ stimulus, to ensure that economic recovery doesn’t tank the environment. Yet the fundamental upheaval in …
  • New 3D bioprinting technologies to create cardiovascular tissue 31 Mar 2020 15:37 News-Medical.net Mar 31 2020 Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide, with over 17 million per year according to the World Health Organization. Many forms of CVD are chronic in nature, meaning that they worsen over time. Thus, once the disease …
  • World still needs oil for decades more 31 Mar 2020 15:23 Investing.com Remember $165 oil? There might well be more than a touch of nostalgia in that question for oil-industry executives and Middle East oil producers after the dramatic fall in the price of crude following the breakdown in talks among Saudi Arabia, OPEC and …
  • THE SMARTER E EUROPE 2020 IS CANCELED 31 Mar 2020 15:03 AltEnergyMag The organizers Solar Promotion GmbH and Freiburg Wirtschaft Touristik und Messe GmbH & Co. KG have decided to cancel the events for 2020 and hold them again in June 2021. The decision was made in close coordination with the registered exhibitors and …
  • Trump Rollback Doubles Down on Economic Damage 31 Mar 2020 15:03 AltEnergyMag Rollback threatens 740,000 US jobs in cleaner, fuel-efficient vehicles WASHINGTON, DC (March 31, 2020) - The Trump administration today finalized its plan to roll back the popular Obama-era fuel economy standards, reversing the federal government's …
  • Q&A: STA’s Chris Hewett on how the industry has fared one year since the FiT 31 Mar 2020 15:02 Solar Power Portal Chris Hewett. Image: STA. The UK’s solar industry has had a turbulent few years, not least because of policy changes driving the so called solarcoaster. One of the most significant was the end of the feed-in tariff (FiT) last year, leaving the industry …
  • Automobile lobby obstructing EV policy for ‘vested interests’ 31 Mar 2020 14:43 Pakistan Today –Official says Pakistan has little time to take advantage of EV policy, become lead manufacturer  ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) on Tuesday said some elements with ‘vested interests’ were trying to sabotage the National Electric Vehicle …
  • Trump Finalizes Fuel Economy Rollback As COVID-19 Roils Auto Industry 31 Mar 2020 14:41 Forbes Donald Trump has always touted his rollback of Obama-era fuel economy and tailpipe emissions standards as one of his proudest anti-regulatory achievements. Today, his administration finalizes his own lower targets, even as coronovirus brought the world …
  • Trump rolls back biggest U.S. effort to combat climate change 31 Mar 2020 14:39 Los Angeles Times The Trump administration on Tuesday weakened one of the nation’s most aggressive efforts to combat climate change, releasing new fuel efficiency standards for cars and trucks which handed a victory to the oil and gas industry. The new rule, from the …
  • 'Rich with untapped resources': new drilling to uncover NSW's minerals 31 Mar 2020 13:30 The Sydney Morning Herald Mr Barilaro, who also has responsibility for resources, said there was "huge potential for future discoveries" to create new jobs and deliver economic benefits to regional NSW. The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics data revealed exploration …
  • Scientists list four key actions to halt global warming 31 Mar 2020 13:11 Phys.org The latest edition of the JRC's Global Energy and Climate Outlook (GECO), identifies four technological dynamics in the energy sector that have the power to limit global warming to below 2°C if implemented simultaneously. The global average temperature …
  • Carmakers lobby EU to delay CO2 standards as Covid-19 slams brakes on industry 31 Mar 2020 12:57 Business Green Auto trade bodies call for 'some adjustment to timing' of EU CO2 standards, as White House seeks to weaken fuel efficiency rules in US Europe's car industry body is pushing the European Commission to delay introduction of stricter carbon …