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UK EV proposals not good enough, Australia uses poo for power and Dr Scholl’s sustainable sneakers

UK EV proposals not good enough, Australia uses poo for power and Dr Scholl’s sustainable sneakers

Climate change: Electric car target ‘needs to be sooner’ – BBC News

The UK's target to remove fossil-only cars from sale by 2040 needs to be improved, a review will claim. They're proposing bringing in the ban by 2030, which will have a dramatic and positive effect on air quality, as well as accelerate moves to drive down the relatively high cost of EVs. But there are wider issues, not least the provision of charging points and Government paralysis, that could hinder any progress.

Source: Climate change: Electric car target ‘needs to be sooner’ – BBC News

Lawmakers act on New York state Environmental Bill of Rights – WNYT.com

A state-wide "Environmental Bill of Rights" has passed in New York. It sets out fundamental rights to clean air and a non-toxic environment that could have widespread impacts on businesses. Reducing their environmental impact is going to be a priority now, unless they want to defend themselves in court.

Source: Lawmakers act on New York state Environmental Bill of Rights – WNYT.com

Drax launches turn-key commercial EV solution

Renewables energy generator Drax has launched an EV leasing service for commercial fleets in the UK. The service will help companies move their cars and vans onto electric and includes not only vehicles, but also advice on how to optimise the fleet, and renewable energy to charge them.

Source: Drax launches turn-key commercial EV solution

Sustainable Grocery Stores: 9 Ways Grocery Stores Are Changing – Green Matters

Grocery stores are taking a stand on reducing their environmental impact. From reducing plastic bags to cutting back on packaging to using renewable energy, US shopping is getting greener by the day.

Source: Sustainable Grocery Stores: 9 Ways Grocery Stores Are Changing – Green Matters

South Australian pilot program uses human waste biogas to deliver renewable energy – ABC News

The technique takes biogas from a waste water treatment plant, stores it in molten silicon and then returns it as power. Initially the pilot is generating 10-megawatts, which is being fed to SA Water, although 1414 degrees, who developed the technology, says it could scale to deliver grid-capacity volumes of power. Interestingly, the technology is being described as a battery.

Source: South Australian pilot program uses human waste biogas to deliver renewable energy – ABC News

Ireland: playing catch up with renewables – Power Technology

The path to a renewable grid is a difficult one for Ireland. Hit hard by the Financial Crisis, the coffers weren't full enough to divert investment to building up green power generation. Although it may be playing catch-up, there's little doubt Ireland is going all-out for a sustainable future, as this extensive report shows.

Source: Ireland: playing catch up with renewables – Power Technology

Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Launches Sustainability Initiative – Business Wire

Options for eco-friendly footwear are about to get a bit wider with Dr Scholl launching two new sneakers made from sustainable materials. It's more than a product launch though, as the new shoes are the first public signs of a move to an eco-friendly business model. Over the coming years, the company will increase the amount of sustainable materials it uses, as well as build on other initiatives to reduce or offset its impact.

Source: Dr. Scholl’s Shoes Launches Sustainability Initiative – Business Wire

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