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EMISSIONS: Europe should end carbon emissions from transport by 2050, the European Commission said today

  • Date: 28-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Transport Environment

T&E also said EU leaders need to increase the ambition of Europe’s regulations for cars, vans and trucks if the 2050 strategy is to be achieved. The Commission has an opportunity to deliver its new strategy by siding with the European Parliament’s more ambitious plans in the ongoing negotiations about CO2 standards for cars and trucks.

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PLATINUM: Platinum demand surplus to top 500,000 oz in 2018 as jewellery disappoints

  • Date: 28-11-18
  • Category: PLATINUM
  • Source: Mining MX

There would be a demand surplus in platinum of 505,000 ounces in 2018 as consumption of the metal in jewellery failed to fire and despite slightly lower overall supply.

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BATTERIES: Johnson Controls and Toshiba partner to bring leading automakers low-voltage lithium-ion solutions; dual-battery systems

  • Date: 28-11-18
  • Category: BATTERIES
  • Source: Green Car Congress

Johnson Controls Power Solutions and Toshiba Infrastructure Systems & Solutions Corporation have partnered to deliver low-voltage lithium-ion solutions to meet automaker demands for improved efficiency, lower costs and less complexity.

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AUTO PRODUCTION: Honda drops diesels in Europe in electric push

Honda is axing its diesel cars in Europe as it adds full-electric and hybrid powertrains in a green technology push.

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JEWELLERY: China’s growth slows, as does tourist spending at Tiffany

  • Date: 28-11-18
  • Category: JEWELLERY
  • Source: Seattle Times

There was something missing at the luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co. in recent months: Chinese tourists. While the company said Wednesday that third-quarter revenue rose 4 percent to just above $1 billion, industry analysts were anticipating a bigger boost. Some of that unexpected drag has occurred as tourists, particularly Chinese tourists, pull back on spending in places like New York and Hong Kong.

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EMISSIONS: India's Delhi gov't plans switching to e-vehicles to curb air pollution

  • Date: 28-11-18
  • Category: EMISSIONS
  • Source: Xinhuanet

NEW DELHI, Nov. 28 (Xinhua) -- Delhi plans to have at least 25 percent of its total vehicles electric-run by 2023. The local government is learnt to have drafted an e-vehicle policy offering a slew of incentives, and subsidies for making e-vehicles attractive for customers, and also building a charging-infrastructure in the city.

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SFA OXFORD: NEW quarterly platinum-group metals market outlook report to be released on Friday

  • Date: 27-11-18
  • Category: SFA OXFORD
  • Source: SFA (Oxford)

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PGM SUPPLY: Tharisa, AMCU agree to two-year wage deal

  • Date: 27-11-18
  • Category: PGM SUPPLY
  • Source: Mining Weekly

JSE- and LSE-listed Tharisa has reached a two-year wage agreement with the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) at the Tharisa platinum group metals and chrome mine, near Rustenburg.

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