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COVID-19: World has 'historic' opportunity for green tech boost, says global watchdog

  • Date: 28-04-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Global efforts to minimise the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic present an historic opportunity to scale up the technologies needed to speed a transition to cleaner energy, the head of the world’s energy watchdog says.

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COVID-19: Faurecia expects Chinese factories to return to 100% capacity by end of May

  • Date: 20-04-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Auto News

PARIS -- Faurecia's first quarter sales fell by 14 percent because of the coronavirus crisis, the French car parts maker said Monday, adding that it hoped for a full return to full capacity at Chinese factories by May.

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COVID-19: Nornickel allocates $142.72 mln to combat coronavirus

  • Date: 13-04-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: TASS

In particular, the money is being used to purchase medical supplies, including medicine and personal protective equipment for medical institutions and Nornickel Group enterprises and employees

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COVID-19: COVID-19 recession worst in terms of change in real GDP since Great Depression; real GDP to fall 10% to 15% in 2020

  • Date: 10-04-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Current analysis by Strategy Analytics (SA) indicates that the severity of the COVID-19-induced 2020 Recession as measured by change in Real GDP will be unprecedented looking back to the Great Depression. The recession will disrupt Automotive, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductor, and IT infrastructure businesses worldwide before recovery in 2021, the firm said.

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COVID-19: Harvard study finds small increase in long-term exposure to PM2.5 leads to a large increase in COVID-19 death rate

  • Date: 08-04-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Green Car Congress

A new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health concludes that a small increase in long-term exposure to PM2.5 leads to a large increase in COVID-19 death rate, with the magnitude of increase 20 times that observed for PM2.5 and all-cause mortality.

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COVID-19: Worker at Russia's Nornickel vessel tested positive for coronavirus

  • Date: 31-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Reuters

MOSCOW, March 31 (Reuters) - Russian nickel and palladium producer Norilsk Nickel GMKN.MM said on Tuesday that a mechanic at one of its vessels tested positive for the coronavirus.

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COVID-19: COVID-19 impact on Umicore’s operations

  • Date: 27-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Yahoo

While Umicore’s activities were off to a strong start this year, the virus outbreak caused a serious slowdown in Umicore’s automotive catalyst and battery materials activities in Asia at the time of the Lunar New Year holidays and in the following weeks. Demand and production levels for both automotive catalysts and battery materials in Asia are now gradually picking up. However, as the contagion of the virus spread to the rest of the world, the automotive industry has been forced to shut down m

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COVID-19: Mitsubishi unpacks movement of PGM markets amid lockdowns

  • Date: 27-03-20
  • Category: COVID-19
  • Source: Mining Weekly

Mitsubishi Corporation International (MCI) says in its latest precious metals update that it expects South Africa’s platinum supply to reduce by around 7%, or by between 200 000 oz and 300 000 oz, in light of closed operations during South Africa’s 21-day national lockdown.

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