Tag: climate action

Nov 6, 2021 - 05:43 pm

US lawmakers approve $1tn infrastructure bill

The US Congress has passed a landmark one trillion dollar (€865bn) infrastructure package, following the Senate’s earlier agreement. President Biden now only has to sign it into law, effectively freeing $15bn in funding for electric transportation, after he had to make concessions.

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Nov 2, 2021 - 04:15 pm

World leaders get the e-bus at COP26 in Glasgow

While the world looks to COP26 in Glasgow to turn the tides on catastrophic climate change, we look at change happening on the ground – the decarbonisation of public transport, a field where host nation UK and specifically Scotland may actually shine. Local manufacturers are building unique electric vehicles and are increasingly banking on both […]

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Oct 30, 2021 - 08:48 pm

Wales launches ‘EV Charging Action Plan’

The Welsh government has launched a new e-mobility strategy and presented the ‘EV Charging Action Plan’. It envisions infrastructure investments, including the private sector, to install charging points every 20 miles at trunks crisscrossing Wales by 2025.

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Oct 10, 2019 - 02:19 pm

Germany ready to sign 2030 climate package into law

The German government has now approved the country’s 2030 climate plan, first outlaid during the global climate strike initiated by the Fridays for Future movement. Activists call the package weak, yet it carries over measures for e-mobility at least.

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Oct 8, 2018 - 01:59 pm

Meet this solar Polar Explorer made from recycled plastic

A Dutch couple managed to combine two great ideas in one. Not only did they want to go to the South Pole, they also built their own polar explorer, a solar-powered vehicle constructed mostly from recycled plastic that is formed by a 3D printer. Clearly, they are on a world-changing mission.

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Oct 4, 2018 - 09:54 pm

EU lawmakers push for stricter CO2 regulation

A majority of EU Parliamentarians backed a more ambitious target to cut CO2 emissions from cars and vans. MEPs voted for a 40 percent target by 2030, thus setting the stage for tough negotiations with national governments and introducing an EV sales quota through the backdoor.

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Jun 2, 2018 - 02:01 pm

Brussels bans diesel from 2030

The government of Brussels has agreed to a plan by the Minister of the Environment, Céline Fremault, to introduce a diesel ban in Belgium’s capital from 2030. The government also considers measures against petrol cars and is in favour of electric options.

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May 7, 2018 - 05:12 pm

Norway: Electric catamaran Future of Fjords launch

The all-electric catamaran called the Future of Fjords has been launched just as planned. Its carbon fibre hull has space for 400 passengers and the electric ferry will sail between Norway’s UNESCO heritage sites and opportunity charge at sea.

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Apr 16, 2018 - 04:22 pm

Australia: ACT launches new EV action plan

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is Australia’s federal district that contains the capital Canberra. ACT now decided to well, act, on driving growth for electric vehicles with a new action plan running throughout 2021.

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Apr 4, 2018 - 05:42 pm

Hawaii to electrify its transport with renewables

The three largest utilities of Haiwaii have released their strategic roadmap that shall lead to transport becoming electric and charged with renewable energy from 2045. The aim is to make the world’s most remote islands independent from fossil fuel imports.

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Apr 4, 2018 - 04:25 pm

Electric boats to clean up China’s waterways

Germany’s Torqeedo has received a large order from China, where the mega manufacturing hub Suzhou struggles to clean up its act. 177 workboats powered by Torqeedo’s all-electric drive are to be deployed on the region’s many waterways to scoop up debris.

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Mar 14, 2018 - 07:44 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger to sue Big Oil for murder

First degree murder he cries, the former action star turned governor turned climate hero Arnold Schwarzenegger. To put his money where his mouth is he wants to file a lawsuit against petrochemical corporations in the style of past class action lawsuits against tobacco firms.

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Jan 16, 2018 - 03:30 pm

France funds U.S. climate scientists

French president Macron puts the money where his mouth is as he pledges to grant millions to U.S. scientists working on climate change. Such foreign aid had become vital since Trump is in open denial and wants to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.

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Jan 7, 2018 - 06:29 pm

ICE ban in California comes 2040

The Golden State has set its course on climate action and the latest proposal requests to put a halt on all sales of gas guzzlers from 2040 onwards. Chances are for the zero-emission legislation to be passed into law.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/04/09/canada-to-put-billions-behind-push-for-emobility/
09.04.2022 19:37