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The Century of Climate Migration: Why We Need to Prepare for the Big Change

August 18, 2022 | Synopsis

“The UN…estimates that there could be up to 1.5 billion environmental migrants in the next 30 years…

“The question for humanity becomes: what does a sustainable world look like? We will need to develop an entirely new way to nurture, fuel and sustain our lifestyles, while reducing atmospheric carbon levels.

“Handled properly, this upheaval could lead to a new global commonwealth of mankind…”

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To protect the ocean, some ships use renewable energy

August 18, 2022 | Synopsis

“According to the International Maritime Organization, maritime transport generates almost 3% of all global greenhouse gas emissions… That’s more CO2 than the whole of Germany emits.

“Costa Rica-based Sailcargo is building Ceiba, a wind-powered vessel that will eventually carry 250 tons of cargo…the largest container ships…can carry over 150,000 tons

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China heat wave closes factories that supply parts to Tesla, Intel and Toyota

August 18, 2022 | Synopsis

“The world’s largest maker of electric vehicle batteries, Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (CATL), and Intel are among the major companies closing their factories for six days in China’s Sichuan province due to a shortage of batteries. electricity linked to the heat wave…”

“China has ordered all factories in Sichuan to suspend operations until August 20 to ease the strain on the power grid after China’s worst heatwave in 60 years…”

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Electric vehicle drivers encounter broken and disparate charging stations, but new technology can help

August 18, 2022 | Synopsis

According to the US Department of Energy, there are currently 53,678 electric vehicle charging stations with nearly 140,000 individual ports in the United States. Most charging stations are located in California, followed by New York, Florida, Texas, Massachusetts and Washington.

“Common frustrations among survey respondents included ‘broken or non-functional chargers’ or ‘too few charging stations’.

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Dodge Charger Daytona SRT Concept Debuts With “Fratzonic” EV Exhaust

August 18, 2022 | Synopsis

“Obviously Dodge is working hard to establish its electric future as something very different from the competition.

“Dodge doesn’t provide any details on this electric powertrain except to say it’s an 800V system and it powers all four wheels. There’s also an in-game transmission called eRupt that offers multiple speeds with separate shift points and a button to push for a brief boost of extra power.”

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Biden’s signing of climate law kicks off rulemaking marathon

August 17, 2022 | Synopsis

“For federal regulators, the moment Biden signed the bill was effectively the start of a race to write new policies to implement his clean energy tax credits, programs and its environmental mandates. It’s a monumental task that will involve regulators from nearly every federal agency.”

“Massive investments are at stake. A lot of it is tied to policies that will be written by the Internal Revenue Service…”

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Curbing Inflation Act: Material Sourcing and Battery Manufacturing is Difficult

August 17, 2022 | Synopsis

“The [Inflation Reduction Act] presents difficult – and dramatic – technical challenges for EV batteries… According to the bill, in just six years, receiving a tax credit for an EV would require its entire battery to be manufactured domestically.

“Potentially even more difficult than building the facilities that put the battery parts together is acquiring all the materials they contain… lithium, copper, manganese, nickel and cobalt. “

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Here are the cars eligible for the Electric Vehicle Tax Credit in the Cut Inflation Act

August 17, 2022 | Synopsis

“The list includes vehicles that are assembled in North America but for which manufacturers are currently exceeding the 200,000 unit cap on the previous credit. This cap is lifted on January 1, 2023, so cars labeled as “cap of manufacturer’s sales hit won’t qualify for the electric car tax credit until next year.

“Other requirements that have yet to be put in place include battery hardware and critical mineral sourcing guidelines…”

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Biden Admin says about 20 models will still be eligible for EV tax credits through 2022

August 17, 2022 | Synopsis

“About 20 vehicles from model year 2022 and early model year 2023 will still receive electric vehicle tax credits of up to $7,500 through the end of the year under the new legislation. Any manufacturer that has vehicles assembled in North America and has reached their cap of 200,000 EV credits will not be eligible.

“The start of the year will also reset the clock for General Motors and Tesla to once again be eligible for electric vehicle tax credits.”

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Automakers raise prices for popular electric vehicles as Congress passes electric vehicle tax credit

August 17, 2022 | Synopsis

“…electric automakers are now raising the prices of some electric vehicles, making their already high prices even more expensive for the average American.

“…with the average price of an electric vehicle in the United States hovering around $56,500, according to Kelley Blue Book, electric vehicles may still be out of reach for many American households, where the median income is around $65,000.”

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