- Scotland’s carbon emission level in 2014 was around 46% lower than its emission levels in 1990, meaning that the country has managed to achieve its 2020 target of 42% lower emissions, and even beat it, a full 6 years early. Recent data show a year-on-year decrease of 12.5%. [CleanTechnica]
- Four years ago, Professor Peter Wadhams, head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group at Cambridge University, said the Arctic Ocean could well be free of sea ice within only a few years. Some considered his statement controversial. Now, it appears that he may have been right. [CleanTechnica]
- This week, the US and Mexico will commit to joining Canada in boosting their use of wind, solar, and other carbon-free sources of electricity, helping the North American group meet an ambitious goal of generating at least 50% of its energy from “clean” sources by 2025. [BOE Report]
- The UK’s nuclear future could be left on the chopping block by the country’s shock referendum vote to quit the EU. One government energy adviser said the Hinkley Point C project, which is expected to cost upwards of £20 billion, is now “extremely unlikely” to be completed. [Ars Technica UK]
- Volkswagen has reportedly reached a $15 billion settlement with US car owners after admitting it cheated emission tests. The deal would offer to repair or buy back the affected diesel vehicles and pay owners compensation. The US settlement is still pending approval by a judge. [BBC]
($15 billion is about 23% of VW’s market capitalization.)
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from Green Energy Times http://www.greenenergytimes.net/2016/06/28/june-28-green-energy-news-4/