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The irresistible momentum behind clean, electric, connected mobility:
McKinsey, on the future of EVs and mobility, suggests it is being pre-determined via 4 major trends:* Increasing capital market support* The growing global influence of the Chinese consumer*The urgent need to reduce emissions, and* The developing skills for EV automation/productionIn this article, McKinsey & Co provide a compelling case for continuing investment in EVs and mobility, beyond most other industry sectors  
7 April 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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Green Recovery? or 'Missed Opportunities' UNEP Report
How is Australia's Green Recovery going? COVID-19  has led to a global crisis threatening the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable by increasing poverty, exacerbating inequalities, and damaging long-term economic growth prospects. The report, 'Are We Building Back Better? Evidence from 2020 and Pathways for Inclusive Green Recovery Spending', provides an analysis of over 3500 fiscal policies announced by leading economies in 2020 and calls for governments to invest more sustainably and tackle inequalities in the wake of the devastation wrought by the pandemic. Australia is currently running LAST on the Green recovery spending scale.https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/35282/AWBBB_ES.pdf
23 March 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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Time is running short – to get a grip on the climate crisis
"Today’s targets are nowhere near enough, we must speed up change and HALVE global emissions in the next decade" Alok Sharma is president designate of Cop26 "In Nepal last month, I met communities displaced by melting glaciers. In Ethiopia, I saw how floods, droughts and locusts have decimated crops. Around the world, oceans are warming, and storms, floods and wildfires are intensifying, while here at home (in the UK), our coastal towns face serious long-term threats from rising seas. Unless we act now, we will be out of time to hold back the worst impactshttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/18/climate-crisis-cop26-president-global-targets
19 March 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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The Humble Brilliance of Italy's Moka Coffee Pot
The Moka Pot - remains a cool, inexpensive, highly functional example of mid-century modern design. In the same way that the single-cup pour-over cone was rediscovered and prized, sparking a whole new round of sales, maybe the moka pot is due for some revitalization and new trendiness. It seems impossible, or at least undesirable, for such a cool gadget to die  https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/make-coffee-moka-pot?
11 March 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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Tiny Echidna helping tackle climate change
Many animals improve soil health through extensive digging. These “ecosystem engineers” benefit not only soils, but plants and other organisms.In Australia, most of our digging animals are either extinct or threatened. But not so the Echidna, which is still relatively common across large areas of the continent. Echidnas dig pits, furrows and depressions in the soil while foraging for ants. So, by improving Echidna habitat, we can significantly improve soil health and boost climate action efforts. Dig this: a tiny echidna moves 8 trailer-loads of soil a year, helping tackle climate change (theconversation.com)
7 March 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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Against the odds, South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse
South Australia - 20 years ago relied totally on fossil fuel generated energy. Now in 2021 it has 60% renewables. "South Australia shows how good public policy can enable dramatic emissions reduction, even in a privately owned electricity system". It is a model that the rest of Australia and the world can learn from. "As the transition progressed, the state’s largest coal generator, at Port Augusta, was wound back and eventually closed. To help workers and the town adjust, the state government supported employment alternatives".https://theconversation.com/against-the-odds-south-australia-is-a-renewable-energy-powerhouse-how-on-earth-did-they-do-it-153789
26 February 2021 by Jeremy Wright
 
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