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Miners are cutting CO2 emissions in half by switching to electric vehicles for extracting critical minerals

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While you may notice more electric vehicles on the road today than ever before, the technology is now making its way to miners, the companies extracting the critical minerals needed to build EVs, ensure adequate global food supply, etc. A new contract to supply battery electric vehicles to the Jansen potash project (potentially the world’s largest potash mine) expects to slash carbon emissions in half compared to its peers. What if we could apply this technology to miners in the EV industry, creating a full circle sustainable supply chain?

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Here’s how electric scooter sales helped Miami-based scooter company plant 1 million trees

Electric scooters, e-bikes, and other light electric vehicles have long been promoted as a way to offset carbon emissions and reduce one’s carbon footprint. But the Miami-based electric scooter company fluidfreeride has taken that idea one step further by planting over a million trees aided by its electric scooter sales.

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US cement manufacturers release their road map to carbon neutrality by 2050 [Update]


Electrek spoke with Rick Bohan, VP of sustainability at the Portland Cement Association (PCA), which represents 92% of US cement manufacturing production capacity and has distribution facilities in every continental US state. Cement is the second-most-used construction material on the planet.

In November 2020, PCA announced an industry-wide ambition to develop a road map by the end of 2021 to help its member companies achieve carbon neutrality across the concrete value chain by 2050.

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US companies will now have to cut and measure emissions. How?

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US President Joe Biden laid out more details of his climate and clean energy plan yesterday. Now, businesses across the US are anxiously waiting to learn what new requirements they will have to meet, and the steps they will need to take, to successfully report and cut their carbon emissions and other environmental risks.

Electrek‘s Michelle Lewis interviewed Tim Mohin, former chief executive at the Global Reporting Initiative and current chief sustainability officer at Persefoni, an intelligent carbon footprint management and reporting platform, by email, about how the Biden administration could include assistance for small and medium businesses to adopt the tools and capabilities they’ll need to fulfill their requirements to cut and measure emissions.

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Electric cars will triple market share in Europe in 2020

Tesla Model 3 Europe

Electric cars will triple their market share in Europe this year as a result of EU car emissions targets, according to a new report released today from Transport & Environment (T&E), a European umbrella group for non-governmental organizations that work in transport and the environment, and promote sustainable transport in Europe.

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EGEB: Green energy breaks records and call for air miles to be axed in the UK, more


In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB):

  • Green energy generates more electricity than fossil fuels for first time in the UK.
  • Ax air miles programs to reduce carbon emissions, says British government’s climate-change advisers.
  • As KLM Royal Dutch Airlines turns 100, it’s taking active steps to reduce carbon emissions.
  • Washington, DC’s historic preservation board rejects front-facing solar panels.


Climate Crisis Weekly: 2019’s extreme weather breaks records, UN says climate change threatens human rights, more

  • 2019 could feature some of the most extreme weather in 20 years. And yes, climate change is a major catalyst.
  • The UN says that the climate crisis is the greatest threat ever to human rights.
  • Why are hurricanes getting stronger? Three reasons.
  • British farmers say we don’t need to stop consuming beef to address the climate crisis.
  • And more…


EGEB: Yang says too late on climate change – move to hills, California may replace agriculture with solar, more

Andrew Yang

In today’s EGEB:

  • Andrew Yang says Americans need to move to higher ground.
  • Solar energy projects replace agriculture in California due to drought.
  • More than half of UK councils declare a “climate emergency.”
  • Scientists’ motivations to live sustainably: head, heart, or both?


Electric cars to have bigger impact than ever as emissions from transport are about to surpass those from electricity


In the US, carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation, primarily coal, have long been the main air polluter in the country, but it’s about to change. Continuing its long declining trend since the 2008 financial crisis, emissions from electricity generation are about to be surpassed by emissions from the transportation sector in the US. Expand