005: OVO Newswire - Your weekend reading, right here

  • 20 December 2019
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005: OVO Newswire - Your weekend reading, right here
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Part 7 and what a treat it is!

 

Last Friday until Christmas klaxon :speaking_head:

I’m sure you’re all going to be as busy as @Transparent’s bees this weekend, but if you’ve got five and you fancy read, pour a Baileys (other Irish cream brands are available :joy:) pop your feat up and take a peak!

Some interesting stories picked out by our OVO Newswire team, and their Instagram page this week. These caught our attention, let us know what you think! 

 

  • City of London set to host UK's first zero emission street⁠. Full story at ovonewswire.com 

 

London plans to launch the first zero-emission street have been put forward by the City of London Corporation in a bid to improve air quality.⁠
The move will see Beech Street, which runs underneath the Barbican Estate in the City, be restricted to zero-emission vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians from Spring 2020.⁠

Check out @Tim_OVO’s latest topic about V2G here, I feel it ties in nicely with the above news article. Hopeful this will become more wide spread, with electric car usage becoming more common place. 

  • Climate change: Met Office says warming trend will continue in 2020⁠. Full story at ovonewswire.com

 

Next year will continue the global warming trend. According to the Met Office, 2020 will likely be 1.11C warmer than the average between 1850-1900.⁠ The year ahead is set to extend the series of the warmest years on record to six in a row.⁠ Are we doing our bit? Check out this topic, let us know if you’re doing anything more or differently.

A couple of politically charged posts now following last weeks election results, but there does seem to be some indication that the environment is a priority for the Prime Minster. 

  • Cleaner air would ease NHS winter crisis, say doctors⁠ Full story at ovonewswire.com​​​

 

Air pollution is adding to the strain on an NHS already overwhelmed by the winter crisis, senior doctors say in a letter to The Times.⁠ This month A&E departments reported an increase in patients with acute respiratory infections and in babies with bronchiolitis. ⁠I hope everyone is happy and healthy over the festive period. 

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning the reinstatement of the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)⁠
    Full story at ovonewswire.com⁠

 

Number 10 is keen to position the planned move as evidence of the government's commitment to tackling climate change and delivering on the UK's target of building a net zero emission economy by 2050.⁠
Johnson repeatedly stressed during the campaign that action on the environment and meeting the 2050 target were top priorities for him.⁠

  • Tesla will deploy a big new battery energy storage system in Alaska to reduce the state's reliance on fossil-fuel power plants⁠⁠. Full story at ovonewswire.com

 

Tesla launched "Megapack" earlier this year, the company's latest storage product, and its meant to be an even bigger option targeting electric utility projects.⁠
Building on the success of Tesla’s giant battery system in Australia, CEO Elon Musk is asking utilities to buy the new Megapack to replace polluting and inefficient peaker plants.⁠

There is a dark side to car batteries Coblat being the prime suspect more info here, however that looks set to change! 

 

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