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Mercedes-Benz Shelves EV-Only Plan In Favor Of More Gas-Powered Cars Feb 28, 2024, Mercedes-Benz revealed that it will now delay its goal of becoming an electric vehicle-only brand by 2030. The firm added that it will continue to produce internal combustion-engined cars and hybrids well into the next decade. Spurred on by weaker than expected demand for EVs, this about-face was the most recent […]

Bloomberg News: Ford Cuts Battery Orders as EV Losses Top $100,000 Per Car Automaker is shifting its strategy for EVs as demand wanes Suppliers in South Korea, China grapple with unsold inventory Ford Motor Co. has begun cutting orders from battery suppliers to stem growing electric-vehicle losses, according to people familiar with the matter, as it throttles back ambitions in a rapidly decelerating market for plug-in models. Ford continues to […]

Automakers win extension on use of Chinese graphite in EV tax credits – 70% of global output of graphite is from China By David Shepardson and David Lawder WASHINGTON, May 3 (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday gave automakers additional flexibility on battery mineral requirements for electric vehicle tax credits on some crucial trace minerals from China, such as graphite. The department said it would give automakers until 2027 to remove some hard-to-trace minerals like graphite contained […]

Trump pledges to scrap offshore wind projects on ‘day one’ of presidency Donald Trump has vowed to immediately halt offshore wind energy projects “on day one” of a new term as US president, in his most explicit threat yet to the industry and the latest in a series of promises to undo key aspects of the transition to cleaner energy. Trump repeated false accusations about wind projects as […]

There just might be 74 million reasons environmental charities ignore eagles & whales, & reject zero emission nuclear

There just might be 74 million reasons environmental charities ignore eagles and whales, and reject zero emission nuclear By Jo Nova Renewable billionaires would be crazy if they weren’t funding “Environmental Activists” Nick Cater points out one mysterious charity, the Sunrise Project Australia had a “revenue” of $73.8 million* dollars last year and we don’t know where that came […]

Demonized as contributing to climate change, cattle may actually decrease emissions, research shows The researchers found that 19%-30% of methane emissions were from the cattle, but the rest was from the wetland soils. If the cows are removed, their research shows, it actually increases the amount of methane the wetland ecosystems give off. By Kevin Killough Few things have escaped environmentalists’ scorn, and even cows have not […]