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AUTO SALES: Carmakers turn to the silver screen to boost sales

  • Date: 27-08-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Financial Times

Carmakers in Germany are counting on the lure of the silver screen to sell their latest models during the coronavirus pandemic. Audi, Porsche and Seat are enticing motorists to drive-in events designed to encourage customers to buy their cars, as the industry suffers the sharpest slowdown in decades. The carmakers, all Volkswagen Group brands, are offering customers the chance to watch their favourite films, bands or football teams, often combined with the chance to drive a brand new vehicle...

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POLLUTION: Oxford sets out UK’s first localised air pollution target

  • Date: 27-08-20
  • Category: POLLUTION
  • Source: Air Quality News

Oxford City Council has set out plans to go significantly further than the current legal target for air pollution to improve the health of those living, working, and visiting the city.

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HYDROGEN: Easy street: why investors are hungry for hydrogen-fuelled driving

  • Date: 27-08-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Financial Times

What was your worst investment decision? For Toyota, buying 2m Tesla shares at around $20 a share in 2010, then selling them again at $200 must be high on its list. Tesla shares now change hands for more than $2,000 each. One of the reasons Toyota sold up four years ago was a growing divergence of views between the two carmakers on the future of transport — including the importance of hydrogen fuel cell technology. In 2014, Toyota unveiled its prototype hydrogen-powered car, Mirai, the Japanese...

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HYDROGEN: Global green hydrogen project pipeline reaches 50 GW

  • Date: 26-08-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: PV Magazine

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) estimates there are 50 green hydrogen projects under development worldwide. Those projects, have a planned annual production capacity of 4 million tons of hydrogen and a total renewable power capacity of 50 GW, according to the Ohio-based thinktank, with their combined capital cost estimated at $75 billion.

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HYDROGEN: Cummins using hydrogen technology to enable renewable energy for public utilities in Washington with the largest electrolyzer in the United States

  • Date: 26-08-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Cummins

Global technology and power solutions leader Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will provide its 5-megawatt PEM electrolyzer to enable renewable energy for the Douglas County Public Utility District (Douglas County PUD) in Washington state. The Cummins electrolyzer will be dedicated to producing hydrogen from renewable energy and will be the largest, as well as first of its kind in use by a public utility, in the United States.

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PGM PROJECTS: Eurasia Mining Secures "Milestone" Monchetundra Flanks Approval

  • Date: 25-08-20
  • Category: PGM PROJECTS
  • Source: Morning Star

(Alliance News) - Eurasia Mining PLC on Tuesday said it has been awarded a licence at the Monchetundra Flanks base metal and platinum group metals asset in Russia.

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US: U.S. Senate Democrats unveil $400 billion-a-year plan to tackle climate change

  • Date: 25-08-20
  • Category: US
  • Source: Reuters

(Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to tackle climate change that calls for the U.S. government to spend more than $400 billion a year to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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BATTERIES: Simpliphi predicts cobalt-free battery takeover sooner than expected

  • Date: 25-08-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: PV Magazine

U.S.-owned analyst Wood Mackenzie last week estimated lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) is poised to overtake lithium-manganese-cobalt-oxide (NMC) as the dominant stationary storage chemistry by 2030. While that is an ambitious prediction in its own right, one company, Simpliphi, is looking to drive the transition even sooner.

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