- “EU Plans ‘Big Increase’ In Green Gas To Meet Climate Goals” • Production of biogas, biomethane, and “green” hydrogen will have to increase by at least 1,000% by 2050 to reach the EU’s climate neutrality objective for that year, an EU official has said. Renewable gases today already represent around 7% of gross inland energy consumption. [EURACTIV]
- “Las Vegas Taxi Company Orders Hundreds Of Teslas” • Kaptyn, which has 872 taxis among its total of 1,400 vehicles in Las Vegas, launched 30 Teslas in its taxi service in the city. That, however, is just a soft launch of its Tesla fleet. The number of electric vehicles in the fleet will be in the hundreds by sometime in February. [CleanTechnica]
- “Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop In Spain As Power Plants Ditch Coal” • Spain has taken just one year to reach a goal that was expected to require a decade. The government had predicted that by 2030 coal would no longer be used in power plants to generate electricity, yet this objective was all but achieved last year. [EL PAÍS in English]
Closed coal mine in Asturias (Alvaro Fuente | Getty Images)
- “Growing Group Of States Backs Rhode Island’s Climate Suit Versus Big Oil” • Over a dozen states filed an amicus brief supporting Rhode Island’s climate lawsuit against fossil fuel companies. The coalition of states is weighing in to support Rhode Island as it seeks to hold big oil companies accountable for climate change impacts. [Climate Liability News]
- “How To Travel By Train – And Ditch The Plane” • A string of horrifying climate-related disasters brought an environmental theme to many people’s New Year resolutions. Many resolved to reduce their carbon footprints by flying less, or cutting planes out completely. Flygskam – Swedish for “flight-shame” – has become commonplace. [BBC]
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from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.org/2020/01/07/january-7-green-energy-news-6/