In fact, the market for electric cars is growing faster than previously thought, as the lithium-ion batteries that power them have become cheaper and more accessible. Electric vehicles are expected to make up 54 percent of the worldwide new car sales by 2040, according to a forecast released Thursday by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. That’s up from 35 percent projected last year by the data firm in its annual outlook, a serious boost for advocates who say the technology is critical to lowering urban pollution and slowing the rate of climate change.
Bloomberg New Energy Finance By 2040, electric vehicles (purple) will make up more than half of new cars sold, though internal combustion engine vehicles (blue) will continue to account for the lion’s share of the global car fleet.
Source: France To Ban All Gas And Diesel Cars By 2040
A company called Zero Mass Water has created a special solar-like panel that creates clean, drinkable water from the air. You can now install them on your home or office.I’ve drank a lot of water from bottles, but it was never created like this.I’m on the rooftop of a building in Santa Monica on an overcast day, checking out solar panels from a company called Zero Mass Water. These are not just your typical energy creating panels – they are busy pulling water out of the air.
Source: These Solar Panels Generate Drinking Water From the Air | KTLA
Donald Trump’s energy policy is doomed to failure as it comes into collision with economic reality.
Source: The march of renewable energy is unstoppable — even by President Trump
Some new form of madness must surely have taken hold when we’re being asked to ponder whether or not the Clean Energy Finance Corporation should fund ‘clean coal’, or cleaner coal, power stations.
Source: Why can’t the government understand there’s no such thing as clean coal?
The argument for renewable energy is now a purely economic one – and the move away from coal will only pick up speed
Source: Neither Trump nor Turnbull can turn back the tide on renewables | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian
Solar power is becoming the cheapest way to generate electricity, according to leading analysts. Data produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) showed the cost of solar in 58 lower-income countries – including China, Brazil and India – had fallen to about a third of levels in 2010 and was now slightly cheaper than wind energy.
Source: Solar power becoming world’s cheapest form of electricity production, analysts say | The Independent
The Tree | – – As fossil fuels fight loud and clumsy battles for continued dominance in countries such as …
Source: Sell that Oil Stock! Electric Cars are Here | Informed Comment
Malcolm Turnbull says he has lots of solar panels. But the Coalition’s hatred of renewable energy isn’t so much about personal views as about the cash.
Source: One graph that proves why the government hates renewable energy – Crikey
A groundbreaking greenhouse that relies on sunlight and sea water to grow tomatoes officially opens next week, 300 kilometres north of Adelaide.
Source: Sundrop Farms pioneering solar-powered greenhouse to grow food without fresh water – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
More than nine out of every 10 people on the planet live in areas where air pollution breaches official safety limits – and millions of people are dying as a result, according to new research by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Source: Health of more than 90% of world’s population affected by air pollution ‘emergency’, WHO says | The Independent
By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – – The California legislature worked on a carbon dioxide emissions reduction bill …
Source: In Boon for EVs, Solar Panels, California will roll back CO2 Emissions to 40% Below 1990 | Informed Comment
By Moha Ennaji | ( Project Syndicate) | – – FEZ – The global oil-price bust has devastated economies across …
Source: Can Morocco Create a New Middle East through Green Energy? | Informed Comment
Disastrous methane leak shows there is no such thing as a clean fossil fuel
Source: A ‘Mini-Chernobyl’ in California | Al Jazeera America
A dream team of tech giants – Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma from Alibaba, along with a host of international tech leaders – have announced they’re coming together to combat climate change.
Source: Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg And Tech-Giant Supergroup Team Up Against Climate Change | IFLScience
Climate change action has just been given an official round of applause: the International Energy Agency (IEA) has declared that over 26% of the world’s energy supply will come from renewable energy sources by the end of the decade.
Source: One Quarter Of The World Will Be Powered By Renewable Energy By 2020 | IFLScience