“Traffic is still traffic:” Australia needs to triple EV target, and think smarter about transport

New report shows need for “diverse solutions” for decarbonising Australia’s transport sector. In addition to a high share of EVs, active and public transport are critical to remaining 1.5° aligned.
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“Madmen fuelling the madness:” UN chief demands end to fossil fuel advertising

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls out fossil fuel industries as “godfathers of chaos” for their efforts to sabotage the world’s actions on climate, and calls for fossil fuel advertising ban.
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Toyota to end sales of petrol-only RAV4, Camry and Kluger, but still no real EVs in sight

Toyota to stop sales of “petrol-only” versions of some of its top selling models in Australia. But the news may not be as climate positive as some people believe.
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Will batteries follow Moore’s law? China invests $A1.3 billion into solid-state battery research

Morgan Stanley says China’s big R&D investments could result in batteries following a Moore’s Law trend. Meanwhile the US imposing tariffs on Chinese EVs signal its intention to take the slow path to decarbonisation.
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Volvo releases first fully electric 20 tonne loader with on-site and off-grid charging unit

Electric heavy-duty earthmoving equipment is here and construction sites will never be the same again. Volvo CE’s new fully-electric loaders and excavators will usher in a new era of quieter construction sites and much better working conditions for ope…