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SnippETS for 26 July 2018

July 26, 2018

 

 

 

Welcome to this week’s edition of our SnippETS newsletter. In this issue we focus on what’s happening with vehicles, and impacts of this and other changes on city design. We also look at the rural sector in NZ and how attitudes are changing. A couple of articles to finish – one on how Cape Town survived a water crisis, and the other on an innovative NZ company eliminating plastic wrap.
 

 

On 12th July, Energy TS were pleased to join with the CEO’s of 60 New Zealand companies in the Climate Leaders Coalition, representing nearly half of New Zealand’s emissions. By signing the Climate Change Statement, each of the business leaders committed to measuring and reporting their greenhouse gas emissions and working with suppliers to reduce emissions, to help keep global warming within two degrees, as specified in the Paris Agreement. Read more.....

 

 

In another announcement, called Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Challenge, many large multinationals united to bring the global purchasing power of businesses, cities, states, regions, and NGOs for electric and other non-fossil-fuel vehicles.  “As part of EV100, we have committed to a phased integration of electric vehicles into the fleets that we directly control — the ones we own or lease,” Unilever said in September. The market has been notified-change is happening.  Read more.....

 

 

Also in support of the drive for non-fossil fuel vehicles, a group of major automakers, utilities, tech companies, environmental firms and industry groups have come together to outline best practices to help build ev charging networks that are open, smart, clean and equitable.  The agreement, the Transportation Electrification Accord, shows how building electric vehicle networks is a uniquely collaborative effort requiring participation from energy, auto, tech and environmental firms. Read more.....