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EMISSIONS: BMW on track to meet CO2 reduction, financial targets, CFO says

  • Date: 09-10-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Auto News

BMW is on track to meet its full-year targets after a recovery in auto sales led by China helped the automaker to weather the coronavirus pandemic.

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BATTERIES: VNC to cease nickel, cobalt production at start of 2021

  • Date: 09-10-20
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Fastmarkets

Vale New Caledonia (VNC) will cease operations at the onset of 2021, parent company Vale’s chief financial officer Luciano Siani Pires said on Thursday October 8.

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EMISSIONS: EU tussle over climate change ambition hots up after Parliament vote

  • Date: 07-10-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament has voted in favour of a legally binding target for the European Union to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030, against 1990 levels, according to vote results released on Wednesday.

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PGM PRODUCERS: South African platinum mine tenders for 10 MW of solar

The Marula Platinum Mine in South Africa wants a 10 MW solar plant after claiming the unreliable electricity supply from financially-troubled state-owned utility Eskom has affected production.

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FUEL CELLS: Toyota Adds to Hydrogen Bet With N. American Fuel-Cell Semi

  • Date: 05-10-20
  • Category: FUEL CELLS
  • Source: Bloomberg

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to develop a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered big rig for the North American market with its subsidiary Hino Motors Ltd.

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HYDROGEN: Spain Sets a $10.5 Billion Goal for Green Hydrogen

  • Date: 05-10-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Bloomberg

Spain is stepping up its efforts to enter the race to build a hydrogen industry, putting it on par with France and Germany in seeking a greener fuel for heavy industry.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Tesla looking to acquire stake in LG

Tesla is looking to acquire a stake in LG Energy Solution, soon to be separated by LG Chem, to procure a stable supply of batteries, bank sector sources told The Korea Times, Monday.

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EMISSIONS: Volvo Cars ready to sell CO2 credits to rivals as hybrid sales soar

  • Date: 05-10-20
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Financial Times

Volvo Cars has sold so many hybrid models in Europe that the Swedish carmaker is open to selling environmental credits to rivals that are struggling to meet new emissions rules. As the group announced its first €500m “green bond” to fund electric car development, Volvo said almost one in three of its cars sold across Europe this year had been a hybrid, as well as a smaller number of pure battery cars under its Volvo and Polestar brands. Carmakers with sales in Europe have to reduce their average CO2 emissions to 95g/CO2 per km this year, or face large fines.

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