- “Volkswagen Rethinks US Sales Strategy After Biden EV Push” • According to a report by The Detroit Bureau, Thomas Ulbrich, Volkswagen’s product development officer, told the press that his company will “realign … in a massive way” its EV sales strategy in the US as a result of President Biden’s policy initiatives designed to boost EV adoption. [CleanTechnica]
- “WoodMac Sees APAC Wind And Solar Investments Topping $1.3 Trillion By 2030” • Asia-Pacific investments in wind and solar will hit $1.3 trillion this decade, according to analysts at Wood Mackenzie, more than double the level in the 2010s. The analysts project carbon emissions from the power industry to peak at 7.3 billion tonnes in 2025. [Stockhead]
- “Tesla Honors The Historical Silk Road With The Longest Supercharger Route From East To West In China” • Tesla tweeted from its Tesla Greater China account that it has just opened the longest Supercharger route from east to west in China. The tweet included a stunning video and a nod to China’s historic Silk Road and efforts to modernize it. [CleanTechnica]
- “Great Barrier Reef Should Be Listed As ‘In Danger’, UNESCO Says” • The Great Barrier Reef should be put on a list of World Heritage Sites that are “in danger” over harm caused by climate change, UNESCO says. It is urging Australia to take “accelerated action” on global warming. But the Australian government said it would “strongly oppose” the recommendation. [BBC]
- “Two US Senators Introduce Bill To Strengthen Gulf Revenue Sharing Program” • Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-LA) introduced the Reinvesting in Shoreline Economies & Ecosystems Act. The act would create a dedicated stream of funding from future offshore wind development for coastal protection and resiliency. [Bill Cassidy]
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