A digest of interesting news about climate change from around the world, compiled by us.
Electric Vehicles should and Internal Combustion vehicles price parity
Deloitte (Accountancy firm) estimates Electric Vehicles should reach price parity with Internal Combustion engined vehicles by 2022. (Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited) See 'Battery Electric Vehicles New markets. New entrants. New challenges' >> (full Report downloadable on this page)
Toyota and Subaru to develop joint electric car platform.
They plan to combine Toyota's electrification technologies and Subaru's all-wheel drive system. >>
Subsidies for coal and its combustion in G20 countries
Subsidies for coal and its combustion in G20 countries total $us63.9 billion (2016-17 year), despite committing in 2009 to phasing out fossil fuel subsidies. Report from Overseas Development Institute, London. 'G20 coal subsidies Tracking government support to a fading industry' Download links for the full Report and the Executive Summary >>
Bombardier unveils a new battery-powered train.
Bombardier (Montreal, Canada) unveils a new battery-powered (heavy rail) train. "The current prototype (in 2018) is equipped with four BOMBARDIER MITRAC traction batteries and can travel routes of around 40 kilometres. In 2019, the next generation of battery-operated trains will be able to cover distances of up to 100 kilometres on non-electrified railways." Bombardier Transportation Presents a New Battery-Operated Train and Sets Standards for Sustainable Mobility >>
Battery powered GreenTech Light-Rail (Tram) in Saragossa, Spain
Battery electric powered trams, with the ability to recharge in 20 seconds at tram stops. Description and video showing the recharge process >>
Battery of the Nation
Hydro Tasmania is in an advanced stage of investigating its proposed 'Battery of the Nation' pumped hydro and wind turbine plan, including up to 4 additional Interconnector submarine cables (in addition to the existing Basslink cable) with the Mainland electricity grid. See Becoming a renewable energy 'Battery of the Nation' (full Report and also a Summary downloadable on this page)