Sustainability News

Sustainability is a simple concept, but it is one that is incredibly difficult for societies, countries and governments to achieve. To help you navigate through the issues and stay informed, Wiser has created a sustainability news digest. Living sustainably means everyone on the planet making sure resources and conditions are maintained for the long term. This is because everything that is done by humans has an impact on the natural environment, positively or negatively. Sustainable practices are those that protect natural resources like water and other materials. Scientists believe that unless sustainability goals are achieved, population growth and increased consumption will lead to a strain on natural resources that will, at some point, become too heavy to withstand. Changes in society that are ongoing include environmental protection measures, the increased use of renewable energy, and the development of new green technologies. All of these topics and more are covered in the articles that feature in the sustainability news digest from Wiser. Sign up today to make sure you are always up-to-date.

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Sale of $5bn lithium stake to test electric car hype
Financial Times
Even as California embraces electric vehicles, pickup trucks still rule its roads
CNBC
In GMO debate, Uganda seeks to balance hope and fear
Christian Science Monitor • Christopher Bendana
LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%
Green Car Congress • Mmillikin
New Southwest round-trip route for $308 from LAX to Tampa for late summer/early fall travel
Los Angeles Times • Catharine Hamm
Waste Management CEO: 80% of company's tax cut going back into the economy
CNBC • Matthew J. Belvedere
Tesla Troubles, Flying Cars, and More Car News This Week
Wired • Aarian Marshall
EDF UK profits hit by fall in sterling and nuclear prices
The Guardian • Rob Davies
EDF Energies Nouvelles has 900MW of solar projects under construction
PV-Tech • Mark Osborne
How Taxing Uber and Lyft Could Fix City Traffic
Wired • Felix Salmon
 
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Electric Vehicles
Sale of $5bn lithium stake to test electric car hype
Financial Times
PotashCorp plans to sell a big stake in Chile’s SQM, a key supplier of the metal
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Electric Vehicles, Energy Finance
Even as California embraces electric vehicles, pickup trucks still rule its roads
CNBC
Data shows the Ford F-Series pickup outsold all pure electric vehicles combined in 2017.
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Agriculture, Biotechnology
In GMO debate, Uganda seeks to balance hope and fear
Christian Science MonitorChristopher Bendana
Kampala, Uganda—Scientists in Uganda had hoped it was the dawn of a new era in food security for a drought-prone region. In October, Uganda’s legislature moved to lift a ban on genetically modified crops, a move that stoked both hopes and fears...
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Auto Industry, Biofuels
LCA study finds connected and automated vehicle subsystems could enable net reduction in vehicle energy use and GHGs by up to 9%
Green Car CongressMmillikin
Researchers at the University of Michigan and Ford Motor Company have found that using a Level 4 connected and automated vehicle (CAV) subsystem could increase vehicle primary energy use and GHG emissions by 3–20% due to increases in power consumption, weight, drag,...
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Green Transportation
New Southwest round-trip route for $308 from LAX to Tampa for late summer/early fall travel
Los Angeles TimesCatharine Hamm
A new route for Southwest from LAX to Tampa, Fla., beginning Aug. 7, is going for $308, including all taxes and fees. Note that other carriers, including Spirit and Delta, also fly this route nonstop. Spirit does not include baggage in its...
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Economic Policy, Recycling
Waste Management CEO: 80% of company's tax cut going back into the economy
CNBCMatthew J. Belvedere
Waste Management CEO Jim Fish on Friday disputed the narrative that major companies are using most of the new corporate tax cut to buy back stock. Fish cited the trash and recycling giant's plans as case and point, saying the company he...
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Auto Industry, Electric Vehicles
Tesla Troubles, Flying Cars, and More Car News This Week
WiredAarian Marshall
Ah, life in a capitalist democracy. We vote with our ballots and send people to Washington, entrusting them to make the sort of decisions of which we would approve. And we vote with our wallets, hoping the executives in charge of our...
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Coal Industry, Energy Efficiency
EDF UK profits hit by fall in sterling and nuclear prices
The GuardianRob Davies
French state-owned energy firm EDF reported falling profits, including a downturn in the UK due to falling prices for nuclear power, improved energy efficiency among its household customers and the slide in the value of sterling since the Brexit vote. Profits in...
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Construction, EDF Renewable Energy
EDF Energies Nouvelles has 900MW of solar projects under construction
PV-TechMark Osborne
Renewables firm EDF Energies Nouvelles has 1.9GW of renewable energy projects under construction in 2018, which includes 900MW of solar projects, according to parent company EDF in its annual financial report. EDF Energies Nouvelles was reported to have increased its renewable power...
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Auto Industry, Green Transportation
How Taxing Uber and Lyft Could Fix City Traffic
WiredFelix Salmon
The world’s cities are dying. The diagnosis is heart disease, or, as it’s also known, traffic congestion. The cause of the problem is Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing services. The solution to the problem is taxes. Congestion isn’t new; gridlock predates Uber....
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