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There’s soooo much going on in the global energy transition, it’s nearly impossible to know where to start, but start we must. So we’ve brought together a tantalising smorgasbord of tasty episodes, podcasts, blogs and news to sustain the hungriest of minds. We will do our best to keep your finger firmly on the pulse of clean energy & transport. Hold on!

Danish architecture firm Henning Larsen is good with wood and is now proposing the largest contemporary wood structure in Denmark in Nordhavn, the former industrial port that is now a giant construction site.

The architects note that Nordhavn is "a testing ground for prototypical concepts, from self-driving buses to buildings made of recycled bricks," not to mention a school clad in solar panels.

Henning Larsen is testing how far it can push wood construction as a substitute for concrete, noting the 300,000 square foot building being developed for a pension fund "puts UN's sustainable development goals first."

As the case against concrete construction gains more evidence, solid timber is emerging as leader in the list of sustainable alternatives. Timber, in stark contrast to concrete, stores embodied carbon. Thus, by swapping out the structural concrete with timber, the structure will embed tons of carbon instead of emitting tons."

“Today, it is imperative that architecture challenges our usual notion of structures and materials. The construction industry is a major emitter of CO2, and we therefore also have great opportunities to make things better," says Søren Øllgaard, partner and design director at Henning Larsen.

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🌳"In a clearing in the Amsterdamse Bos, a forest on the outskirts of the Dutch capital, is a “tree hub” where hundreds of saplings, among them hazelnut, sweet cherry, field maple, beech, chestnut and ash, are organised by type.

The idea behind it is simple: every day unwanted tree saplings were being cleared and thrown away when those young trees could be carefully collected and transplanted to where they are wanted.

Volunteers have already collected thousands of saplings cleared from woodland paths and those unlikely to survive in the forest shade. On donate a seedling day, people will be encouraged to take unwanted saplings or cuttings from their own gardens and give them to 200 tree hub locations across the Netherlands.

This winter, Meer Bomen Nu (More Trees Now) aims to give away 1m young trees to farmers, councils and landowners. The small Dutch foundation hopes this circular practice will become commonplace across northern Europe.

“The Netherlands wants to plant 37,000 hectares (91,400 acres), which is about 100m trees,” says Hanneke van Ormondt, the campaign manager of Meer Bomen Nu and a member of the Urgenda climate activism organisation. “I don’t know how short we are in getting nurseries in place, but we don’t need them; we just need more circular forest management. Everywhere along the path, left and right, is always cleared of shrubs and trees. Replant it! My dream is that every council will open a tree hub where foresters can bring their stuff, and people who want a free tree can come.”

A pledge to plant significantly more trees by 2030 is a key part of the Netherlands’ climate change agreements, which Dutch courts have ordered the government to uphold. Across Europe, the EU has promised to plant 3bn trees by 2030, to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 44%, and there are strategies to protect, boost and extend damaged forests, despite the challenges of land availability.

But while state forests typically use certified plants..."

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Is navigating the streets of PARIS 🌇 a fun way to test out Europe’s CHEAPEST ELECTRIC
CAR? Non! 🇫🇷

BUT, could we see it doing well in the UK? Oui!☺️

Watch our FULL review on the Dacia Spring on our YouTube Channel (Link in BIO ⬆️)

#ElectricCars #ElectricVehicles @dacia_uk
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We asked you to send in your questions on the new MG ZS EV - and @jackscarlett1 is here with the answers! Make sure you’re subscribed to the channel so you don’t miss the full review when it goes live very soon! @mgmotoruk ...

🚨#COP26 could, and SHOULD, mark a defining moment for the planet,

We bring EXPERTS & Young people TOGETHER to ask what the world COULD look like. ➡️ 🌎

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We’re on the road to Paris in this rather lovely @hyundaiuk Ioniq 5 to spend a couple of days with a very significant new EV that we’ve been trying to get our hands on for a long time. Any guesses? 👀👀 ...

"#Tesla has formally launched a pilot for its Non-Tesla Supercharger Network access program at 10 locations in the Netherlands. With the program in place, even Non-Tesla drivers would be able to enjoy the rapid speed and reliability of the Supercharger Network.

Tesla owners can continue to use these charging stations in the same way they are used to. "We will closely monitor the flow at the locations and listen to the experiences of our customers."

“Our ambition has always been to open the Supercharger network to Non-Tesla electric cars in order to encourage more drivers to make the switch to electric driving. This fits in seamlessly with our mission to accelerate the global transition to sustainable energy,” -Tesla wrote.

Tesla highlighted that opening the Supercharger Network to Non-Tesla EVs would not hinder the expansion of the rapid charging infrastructure. Instead, the company noted that the more customers use Superchargers — Teslas and Non-Teslas alike — the faster the network could expand. Eventually, the company stated that it would likely expand the program, but for now, the pilot would be focused on the Netherlands alone.

While the pilot program benefits Non-Tesla owners, the company noted that owners of Model S, Model 3, Model X, and Model Y would still benefit from the lowest prices available for the Supercharger Network...." #teslasupercharger #ElectricCars

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Our MANIFESTO details the tech READY to combat #ClimateChange RIGHT NOW ✊🌍

Today, ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference #cop26, FullyCharged, the worlds
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🚨BREAKING NEWS: #TESLA model Y configurator officially launches TODAY in the UK 🇬🇧

⚡️LR AWD model starts at £54,990
deliveries expected EARLY 2022

⚡️Performance model starts at £64,990
deliveries expected mid 2022

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