We know what to do, and multitudes are pressing business, finance, and governments to do it. Meanwhile, battery costs have reach that tipping point where EVs will soon have lower purchase prices than gas guzzlers. Now, can anybody make packs with the new batteries that can be swapped into existing electric cars? Will we see them in any of the 2024 models?
End Fossil Fuel March: Estimates 75K in NYC
Over 700 organizations, led by march organizers at the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Popular Democracy, Climate Organizing Hub, Food & Water Watch, Fridays For Future USA & NYC, Earthworks, Greenfaith, Indigenous Environmental Network, New York Communities for Change, Oil Change International and Oil & Gas Action Network, supported today’s mass action. In addition, over 100 federal elected leaders, actors, and renowned climate activists lent their support to the march. Additionally, 400 scientists and nearly 100 local elected officials in New York, Hawaii, and across the country sent letters to President Biden asking him to end fossil fuel expansion and declare a climate emergency.
Hundreds of activists call for an end to fossil fuels in Sacramento before Climate Ambition Summit
Climate Week NYC: Here's what to watch
Climate Week NYC coincides with the United Nations General Assembly, and is supersized this year into a blitz of hundreds of events, ranging from panels to a full-day U.N. summit called by the secretary general.
- There will be many announcements made, especially from businesses looking to tout their pro-environmental bona fides.
Yes, but: What really matters, though, is what happens at Secretary-General António Guterres' Climate Ambition Summit on Wednesday, along with the building of coalitions between public and private entities on the sidelines of the UNGA.
- The summit is the only meeting of its kind leading into COP28 in Dubai later this year. But unlike its far larger counterpart, Guterres did not invite oil and gas company CEOs to speak here.
Kitchen Table Kibitzing: End Fossil Fuels March This Weekend by boatsie.
Organizers of the March to End Fossil Fuels announced that 500 organizations have endorsed the upcoming mobilization
If Fox's Jesse Watters had his way, this coming weekend's climate activists would be 'run over' by Meteor Blades
Actually, Climate Denialists→Wile E. Coyote
Learning Science Apparently A 'Radical Agenda' When It Comes To Climate Change
BEHRENS: Inside Climate Alarmists’ ‘Blueprint For Media Transformation’
Overnight News Digest, science edition - faster EVs, mini solar arrays, SW US seeing ground fissures
Overnight News Digest: Inside Exxon’s Strategy to Deny Climate Change
Overnight News Digest for Weds September 13 (Even more climate chaos edition)
Capitalism is not the Problem (It’s corporate criminals.)
Bill McKibben urges Californians to call Gov. Newsom to sign climate bills SB 253 and SB 261
Governor Newsom and Attorney General Bonta Sue Five Big Oil Companies for '50 Years of Deception'
Pro-UAE Propaganda Campaign On Reddit Appears To Be Latest In Long History of PR Tactics
Who stopped you? A climate story
California oil drilling continues as U.S. crude oil production soars to record levels
Shell Using Fortnite [video game] Ads To Shore Up Reputation Among Gen Z, Latest In 100 Years Of Gaming
Climate Emergency teamwork is critical! Please support birches’ ‘Climate Strike’ series — daily.
Water, Water, Water -- Strike for the Planet week 82 by birches
EVs are cutting the world demand for oil, but not in the way you may think
World's top ports unusable by 2050 due to SLR [Sea Level Rise]; Antarctic warming twice the rate of climate models
IRA 'Turbocharging' U.S. Jobs, Clean Energy Manufacturing. Will Voters Notice?: 'BradCast' 9/13/2023
New study indicates Earth is exceeding the 'safe operating space' in 6 of 9 planetary boundaries
Tomgram: Stan Cox, A Big Climate Win in Big Sky Country
RealClearEnergy Originals Are Just
Advertisements [Disinformation] Presented As Op-Eds
See also Earth Matters: 20 firms plan 90% of new oil & gas projects through 2050; 188,000 EV jobs created, also by Meteor Blades
According to Planet Wreckers, a new report by Oil Change International, just five companies are responsible for 51% of planned oil and gas expansion between now and 2050
My son, Certifiable Genius, is now a Senior Software Development Engineer, on a contract with MISO Energy (pronounced “my-so”) the Midcontinent Independent System Operator. He will manage building the software to support the mission, including realtime grid management and projections of future needs for renewables, storage, and grid capacity to support member power companies.
MISO is an independent, not-for-profit, member-based organization focused on three critical tasks:
- Managing the flow of high-voltage electricity across 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba
- Facilitating one of the world's largest energy markets with more than $40 billion in annual transactions
- Planning the grid of the future
45 million people depend on MISO to generate and transmit the right amount of electricity every minute of every day - reliably, dependably, and cost-effectively.
Battery prices plummet as electric cars approach ‘tipping point’
‘The death of the internal combustion engine is near,’ says energy analyst
The price of lithium-ion battery cells, which power everything from smartphones to the International Space Station, fell below $100/ kilowatthour (kWh) last month – a 33 per cent drop from March 2022 and an 8.7 per cent month-on-month drop.
Energy analytics firm Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, who compiled the figures, noted that battery pack prices need to reach $100/kWh for electric vehicles to reach price parity with fossil fuel-burning vehicles.
Chopin - Marche Funèbre (Funeral March)
Company makes major breakthrough in solving one of the biggest issues with EVs: ‘We’ve spent over a decade in the labs’
California-based Sila, a leading advanced battery materials company, announced that it has achieved a 20% increase in EV range per charge. It said it can also deliver faster charging capabilities through the development of nano-composite silicon-anode battery technology.
Dubbed Titan Silicon, Sila’s battery innovation features silicon anodes that can go from a 10% charge to an 80% charge in just 20 minutes. The company said it thinks it can reduce this time even further — getting it down to 10 minutes in future iterations.
ScieTechDaily: 10x EV Range Boost With Revolutionary Lithium-Ion Battery Technology
POSTECH-Sogang University joint research team develops layering-charged, polymer-based stable high-capacity anode material.
The electric vehicle market has been experiencing explosive growth, with global sales surpassing $1 trillion (approximately 1,283 trillion Korean Won/KRW) in 2022 and domestic sales exceeding 108,000 units. Inevitably, demand is growing for high-capacity batteries that can extend EV driving range. Recently, a joint team of researchers from POSTECH and Sogang University developed a functional polymeric binder for stable, high-capacity anode material that could increase the current EV range at least 10-fold.
A research team led by POSTECH professors Soojin Park (Department of Chemistry) and Youn Soo Kim (Department of Materials Science and Engineering) and Professor Jaegeon Ryu (Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) of Sogang University developed charged polymeric binder for a high-capacity anode material that is both stable and reliable, offering a capacity that is 10 times or higher than that of conventional graphite anodes. This breakthrough was achieved by replacing graphite with Si anode combined with layering-charged polymers while maintaining stability and reliability. The research results were published as the Front Cover Article in Advanced Functional Materials.
Keep in mind that what works in a lab typically takes at least ten years to get to the market. If it does pan out, it will jump-start the long-range electric airplane market.
The Guardian: New York University will divest from fossil fuels in win for student activists
Since NYU is “one of the US’s largest private universities, whose endowment totals over $5bn,” this is very good news indeed.
Germany: All-Electric Car Sales More Than Doubled In August 2023
In August, new passenger car registrations in Germany increased by 37 percent year-over-year to 273,417. During the first eight months of 2023, 1,913,564 new cars were registered (up 16.5 percent year-over-year).
Last month was very strong in terms of plug-in electric car sales, which increased to the highest level so far this year.
In August, the total new plug-in electric car registrations amounted to 101,201 (up 78 percent year-over-year), which is 37.0 percent of the total volume (compared to 28.5 percent a year ago).
This outstanding result is related solely to the surge in battery electric cars (BEV) sales, which increased by almost 171 percent year-over-year to 86,649. That's about 31.7 percent of the total market (compared to 16.1 percent a year ago).
Chinese brands are surging, capturing more and more market share.
From Good News Network: 30 Wineries Sign Up to Refillable Wine Bottle Service in Oregon
Such infrastructure exists in Europe, but in the US, where 765 million glass bottles are used every year in the wine industry, only one-third are even recycled, much less reused. ✂️
Customers can either take them directly to wineries for a refill or deposit the bottles at collection points at liquor stores and recycling facilities. ✂️
The manufacturing process produces bottles that are rated for 50 reuses, which can reduce the bottle’s overall carbon footprint by 85%, even if it meets just one-third of that total.
The Revino website has a video of the process.
Economics Books: Arthur Pigou on Carbon Taxes
Tomgram: Joshua Frank, The U.S. and China Face Off Over -- Yes! -- Climate Change
The Federal Reserve Could Be a Powerful Weapon Against Climate Change
Activists are pushing Fed vice chair Michael Barr and his deputy Kevin Stiroh to force the financial sector to take climate change seriously.
The Economist: Kenya wants to pioneer a new African approach to global warming
Parts of Derna, Libya, have been wiped off the map by the same storm that submerged parts of Greece.
Op-Comic: Lock ’em up? A rogues’ gallery of global warming deniers and obstructionists
Fox host tells receptive Ron Johnson solar panels in Africa are "vile" and "racist"
What happened to Antarctic sea ice?
Brunt glacier rapidly accelerates into the Weddell Sea after pinning point lost to iceberg A81
When good intentions turn out badly - Canadian wildfires in the context of planting bomb trees
A Plan To Ensure a Global Crisis
Poison ivy is poised to be one of the big winners of a warming world
The Coasters - Poison Ivy (Original)
There is the plant, the girl in the song lyrics, and according to lyricist Jerry Leiber
Pure and simple, 'Poison Ivy' is a metaphor for a sexually transmitted disease.
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