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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!

🚨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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"About three years ago, the Italian company Automobili Amos resurrected the Lancia Delta Integrale as a modern-day “pure, analogic, raw, and essential” hot hatch with an exorbitant price. Now, we are happy to learn that Lancia itself has serious plans about the future of the fabled nameplate, which will return as a production model in 2026. No, we are not kidding.

And it’s not just a rumor - Luca Napolitano, the new CEO of Lancia, recently gave Corriere della Sera an interview, confirming the Delta will be brought back to life in about four years from now. "Everyone wants the Delta and it cannot be missing from our plans. It will return and it will be a true Delta: an exciting car, a manifesto of progress and technology. And of course, it will be electric," Napolitano told the Italian publication.

For now, the details are scarce, though it does make sense for Lancia to use an existing platform from the Stellantis portfolio for the new Delta. Most likely, this will be an evolution of the architecture previously known as the eVMP in the PSA era that will evolve into the STLA Medium. Corriere della Sera speculates that the underpinnings will allow the use of solid-state batteries providing a range of up to 700 kilometers (435 miles) at a single charge..."

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Elliot takes a HOTLY anticipated #electriccar on a road trip to the Great Wall of China to find out if this new electric super saloon could be the best value EV on the market..

But WHAT Car could it be? 🤔 🔍

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A 'strange'🛸and 'Mysterious'🔮vehicle has been prowling around.

Unnerved? We are a little... 🤨😟

Has anyone seen this car?! | 5pm TODAY (BST) ⚡️Stay TUNED

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The World Health Organization has cut its recommended limits for air pollution and urged nations to tackle dirty air and save millions of lives.

In the first update for 16 years, the guideline limit for the most damaging pollution – tiny particles from burning fossil fuels – has been halved. The new limit for nitrogen dioxide (NO2), mainly produced by diesel engines, is now 75% lower.

The stringent new limits reflect the large body of evidence produced in recent years of the deadly harm caused to people by much lower levels of pollution than previously thought. Air pollution kills at least 7 million people a year, the WHO said, while a recent study estimated 8.7 million early deaths a year from coal, oil and gas burning – 20% of all deaths.

Pollution cuts an average of two years from the lives of the global population, and up to six years in highly polluted nations such as India, making it a bigger killer than smoking, car crashes or HIV/Aids.

Scientists stressed that even the new limits should not be considered safe, as there appears to be no level at which pollutants stop causing damage. They said reducing pollution would boost health even in nations with relatively clean air. A 2019 review concluded that air pollution may be damaging every organ in the body, causing heart and lung disease, diabetes and dementia and reducing intelligence.

Air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to human health and is a public health emergency, according to the WHO, costing trillions of dollars a year. More than 90% of the global population already breathes levels of pollution above the WHO’s 2005 guideline for tiny particles. Cutting air pollution brings huge and cost-effective health benefits and reduces the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis...

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If it looks like a penguin and swims like a penguin – but it’s actually a robot – then it must be the latest advance in marine sensory equipment.

The Quadroin is an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV): a 3D-printed self-propelled machine designed to mimic a penguin in order to measure the properties of oceanic eddies.

It was developed by Burkard Baschek while head of Germany’s Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics at the Helmholtz Centre Hereon in Geesthacht after he watched more than $20,000 of his equipment sink to the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

Eddies are small ocean currents that other research methods have struggled to capture. They influence all the animals and plants in the seas as well as the Earth’s climate, driving roughly 50% of all phytoplankton production. The base of the marine food chain, phytoplankton and other marine plants such as kelp and algal plankton also produce up to 70% of atmospheric oxygen.

“Every fourth breath each human takes depends on those small ocean eddies,” says Baschek, who is now director of the German Oceanographic Museum in the northern port of Stralsund.

Despite their significance, eddies are poorly understood within the scientific community because they are small; some are just 10 metres across, and they have an average lifespan of 12 hours, posing a huge challenge for ocean observations. Few detailed measurements even exist.

Baschek first developed an array of about 20 sensors attached to a rope, to be towed behind a ship to measure key oceanographic variables in the eddies – such as temperature, salinity, pressure, chlorophyll and oxygen. But the rope would catch on rocks, fishing nets or containers – sending all the data to the...

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"As people ventured out from their pandemic cocoons this year, they gobbled up more electricity than they did before COVID-19 shut the world down. But there still isn’t enough clean energy to meet rising demand, so coal is making a comeback. Global electricity demand climbed 5 percent above pre-pandemic levels in the first six months of 2021, according to an analysis published today by London think tank Ember. Electricity grids turned to more coal to meet that demand, and power sector carbon pollution rose 5 percent compared to the first half of 2019.

Catapulting emissions in 2021 should send alarm bells across the world. We are not building back better, we are building back badly,” Dave Jones, global program lead at Ember, said in a statement today. “The electricity transition is happening but with little urgency: emissions are going in the wrong direction.”

China drove 90 percent of the rise in electricity demand and most of the uptick in coal. While China is already the biggest carbon emitter in the world, that’s been mitigated by the fact that its per capita emissions are less than half that of the US, which is currently the second biggest climate polluter. But China’s per capita electricity demand is also rising rapidly, Ember’s report shows. That highlights how important it will be for the planet for China to get its emissions in check.

None of the 63 countries Ember analyzed, which account for 87 percent of the global electricity production, saw a “green recovery” in the first half of 2021. Ember’s criteria for “green recovery” included lower power sector emissions and higher electricity demand, a sign that more electricity was being generated by clean energy sources like solar and wind. Some countries like the US had slightly cleaner power sectors compared to 2019 as electricity demand stayed relatively flat, but their emissions are expected to rise again with demand.

Renewable energy did have a growth spurt in the early part of 2021. Together, wind and solar generated more than a tenth of..."

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Small, cheap electric cars are finally coming, people! This is the Volkswagen ID. Life Concept and it teases VW's sub-£20,000 compact EV that will arrive in 2025 along with siblings from Skoda and Cupra. Yes, we wish it was coming sooner too, but it's encouraging to see car makers are turning their attention to the type of EV we need most right now: affordable ones. Full video on the ID. Life coming to our channel very soon. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on this boxy boi? ...

⚡[BTS] Soaking up the SUN 🌤️ are we boys?! 😉

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