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THE BRIEF [Oct 10-16’22]
1 EV battery maker in the EU in top 10, why and how of composting, solutions for heating, how to make you think your plastic cup is being recycled.
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🙀 We have one 1 EV battery maker in EU (and US) who’s in the top 10 in terms of market share.
This week’s highlights
[#heatsources] — I almost didn’t post this article because it labelled cooking with fossil gas as sexy, but apparently it’s meant as kind of bad joke. So ok. Because this article actually gives a quite good overview of the different options we have to solve various heating tasks in our society. Heat is actually one of the major areas that need quite a bit of overhaul to be climate compliant. Hydrogen obviously, occupies a quite a lot here.
[#reforestation] — Loggers who between 1994 and 2020 have cut down forests and thus harmed ecosystems and likely native populations currently can’t get FSC certification (for obvious reasons). But a meeting at the FSC changed that such that these companies can get FSC certification if they restore the forests they have cut down. No deforestation is allowed after 2020.
[#britishoil] — This is a very interesting article, but not for the topic it’s diving deeper in. Let me explain. The article asks whether the Tories are right that British oil and gas is greener? Can anyone see what’s wrong with that question? Yes correct. It’s the completely wrong and totally moot question to ask which only helps one thing which is to potentially legitimize British oil and gas to whomever is reading it. Even if that was so the production of fossil fuels is an almost non-existent fraction of the emissions related to actually using the fuels. It’s quite embarassing IMO that a really respected climate reporting newspaper like The Guardian would write this, but they must have their reasons I guess.
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