Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Climate advocates are asking themselves whether the globe can hit its net-zero targets when the developing nations rely on coal to fuel their energy needs. While China and India power their economies mainly using coal, the Asian giants are committed to using far cleaner electricity and ultimately becoming carbon neutral. These are not platitudes meant to quell the developed nations. Achieving net zero is a must — to improve living conditions while reducing climate emergencies and attracting multinational corporations. Asia will remain the world’s biggest consumer of coal, but Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts it will peak there in 2027. After that, renewables will eat into its market share. “The central government sets the overall direction, and the state governments implement it,” says Rajiv Ranjan Mishra, co-chair Confederation of Indian Industry National Committee. “In this system, we often go two steps forward … [Read more...] about India Commits To Aggressive Climate Action With International Financing
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Beach bike cruising is about to get a whole lot easier, thanks to Priority Bicycles . If you’ve followed my fandom of Priority Bicycles , then I have exciting news to share. The independent New York-based brand dedicated to making cycling simple for everyday riders, is releasing the Coast beach cruiser, the only electric, belt-driven beach cruiser on the market. If you weren’t sure you needed your breezy coastal ride to be even breezier, well, it turns out you do. You can ride further along the island or coastal route of your choice with this electric, belt-driven bike. Priority Bicycles remains the industry leader in high-quality, low-maintenance belt drive bicycles and is the creator of the award-winning Coast beach cruiser. Monday, the company announced its new e-Coast , the only electric, belt-driven beach cruiser on the market. The e-Coast is designed to combat coastal elements, the same salt, sand, … [Read more...] about Beach Cruising Is About To Get A Whole Lot Faster, Thanks To E-Coast By Priority Bicycles
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin There used to be a commercial for a new microwave where, as the pitchmen described its benefits, a skeptical man in the front row kept mumbling, “But does it brown the food?” I often feel like that when observing discussions about the transition to electric vehicles, because so much verbiage sounds like pitchmen extolling a product while avoiding the critical issue: will consumers prefer them in place of conventional vehicles? The next several posts will address this question in some detail; this post will try to identify the factors that are not important or exaggerated in discussions of the issue. The first lesson should be that the past failure of electric vehicles to be adopted does not prove that the technology isn’t viable now, but should raise skepticism about claims from advocates, many of whom also gushed about the previous effort to promote electric vehicles in the 1990s. Those were spurred on by the California … [Read more...] about Some Realism About The Transition To Electric Vehicles
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The best high chairs boast bells and whistles that our grandparents never dreamed of, and yet, the best ones continue to deliver in a few key areas: durability, cleanability and the best positioning for children. After testing 10 high chairs over several weeks and researching many other bestsellers, I found the Graco Blossom 6-in-1 to be the best high chair overall considering how easy it was to clean, adjust, buckle and use. Not only does it support the baby in a proper eating position, but the tray is removable with an easy one-handed motion. Another favorite was the Peg Perego Siesta as the best splurge high chair. If you’re willing to spend another hundred dollars (or $200, depending on sales and colors), you’ll gain a few more features in the Peg Perego, including the ability to fold it for storage and a slightly elevated look. (Read my in-depth reviews of the Graco Blossom and the Peg Perego Siesta .) Then there … [Read more...] about The Best High Chairs Tested To Ensure Proper Seating For Babies And Tots
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Oracle Red Bull Racing made two major announcements in New York City on Thursday and Friday, a sign of Formula 1’s growth in the United States. Red Bull, which is run by team principal Christian Horner, will welcome Ford into the organization in 2026. The blue oval will partner with Red Bull on the engine side of the racecar, teaming with Red Bull Powertrains, ahead of Formula 1's new engine package. "Ford is returning to the pinnacle of the sport, bringing Ford's long tradition of innovation, sustainability and electrification to one of the world's most visible stages,” Ford executive chair Bill Ford said. The highly anticipated partnership will mark Ford’s return to Formula 1 after it sold its Jaguar team to Red Bull in 2004. It’s also symbolic as General Motors GM attempts to join Ford as a second American manufacturer to enter Formula 1. GM is partnering with Andretti Global , led by Michael Andretti, to be … [Read more...] about Oracle Red Bull Racing Announces Major Partnerships With Ford, Rokt
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, speaks during an event at the Hornsdale wind farm, operated ... [+] by Neoen SAS, near Jamestown, South Australia, on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. (Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg In late January , I noted that Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s executive compensation plan raised significant red flags. Since then, proxy advisor Glass Lewis recommended investors vote against the proposal , which could grant Musk performance-based options worth over $2.6 billion. The red flags haven’t stopped there. More executive departures, more missed production projections, and competitors taking market share have left Tesla’s sky-high valuation with even more downside risk. Recent Departures Fail to Stoke Confidence The launch of the Model 3 marks a critical period for Tesla. As the company struggles to hit production targets on its first mass-market vehicle, one would hope the executive team … [Read more...] about Time To Follow Tesla Executives And Run For The Hills?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin A future customer sits in a Tesla vehicle during a visit to a Tesla showroom in Beijing on July 4, ... [+] 2018. WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images Fresh off hitting an elusive production target for the Model 3 electric sedan—and a weekend offer to help rescue the young soccer players trapped in a Thai cave—Tesla CEO Elon Musk popped up in Shanghai to unveil plans for his long-held goal of a massive Chinese plant. What wasn't mentioned was how Tesla will cover the facility’s multibillion-dollar price tag. Dubbed Gigafactory 3, the project envisioned for the Shanghai Lingang industrial zone will be able to build 500,000 electric Teslas a year, as well as all the batteries and motors they’ll need, according to a city government statement provided by Tesla. The plant, which Shanghai said would be the largest foreign-backed industrial project in its history, could also cost as much as $5 billion, according to Robert … [Read more...] about How Is Musk Going To Pay For Tesla’s Chinese Gigafactory?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Hyundai Motor reveals its new FE Fuel Cell Concept, indicating the design direction for the ... [+] automaker's new fuel cell car, due out next year. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images Hyundai Motor announced last week that it will try to reclaim its early leadership in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles by releasing a new fuel-cell SUV next year with an industry-best range of 500 miles. Corporate cousin Kia will produce its own fuel-cell vehicle by 2020, the Korean automaker said. The new hydrogen car is part of Hyundai’s plans to put 14 more eco-friendly vehicles on the road by 2020. The question now is: Can any automaker get consumers to care about fuel-cell cars? Hyundai began its fuel-cell program in 1999 and stuck with it as other automakers waned or dropped out and was the first to start assembly-line production of a fuel-cell vehicle – the Tucson Fuel Cell – in 2013. But a lack of hydrogen fueling stations – … [Read more...] about It’s A Gas: Hyundai Hopes To Regain Hydrogen Leadership With Futuristic New SUV
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a ceremony in Dubai on February 13, 2017. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty ... [+] Images) Fresh off Tesla becoming the most valuable U.S. automaker by market capitalization this week (at least for a day or so), the company’s restless CEO Elon Musk is firming up plans to electrify the truck market. Taking to Twitter, his preferred form of communication, Musk said that Tesla will show off a concept version of a semi truck in September. On top of that, a Tesla pickup is also in the works and will be unveiled “in 18 to 24 months,” he said. Both projects have been discussed in the past , though little information on them has come out recently. “Team has done an amazing job,” with regard to its concept for the Tesla Semi, Musk tweeted. “Seriously next level.” No doubt he and other Tesla executives will have more to say on the topic on May 3, when the company is to release … [Read more...] about If You Think The World Needs Tesla Semis And Pickups, Elon Musk Has Good News