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The Conservative British government is banning the sale of new gasoline, diesel, and hybrid cars and vans by 2035, less than 15 years

This will be a major boost for electric vehicle manufacturing.

This is also an opportunity to develop other clean, sustainable, and accessible propulsion technology.

Kylie MacLellan, Reuters »

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars from 2035, five years earlier than planned, in an attempt to reduce air pollution that could herald the end of over a century of reliance on the internal combustion engine.

The step amounts to a victory for electric cars that if copied globally could hit the wealth of oil producers, as well as transform the car industry and one of the icons of 20th Century capitalism: the automobile itself.

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More than 1,000 Googlers signed an open letter demanding the search giant take a stronger stand on climate change

1,137 Google employees have signed an open letter demanding their employer target zero emissions by 2030.

The letter also demanded Google cut ties with the fossil-fuel industry, stop funding climate-denying lobbyists and politicians, and have no relationship with organizations involved in oppressing “refugees or frontline communities.”

“Google is a global company with billions of users across the world, many of whom are already bearing the brunt of climate disaster. Google’s code of conduct requires respect for users and for opportunities. As Google workers, we are committed to putting our users first, and Google must do the same,” the letter concluded.

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Google employees announced a campaign today to push the company to eliminate its massive carbon footprint by 2030.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos vows Amazon will be carbon neutral by 2040

After revealing that Amazon has a carbon footprint that rivals that of a small country, CEO Jeff Bezos vowed to reduce the damage to the planet by cutting its use of fossil fuels.

Bezos’ ambitious plan commits the online shopping giant to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement 10 years early. He revealed the company has agreed to purchase 100,000 electric delivery vans from Rivian as part of that plan.

Bezos projected that 80% of Amazon’s energy use will come from renewable sources by 2024, and that Amazon commits to net zero carbon by 2040, and 100% renewable energy by 2030.

Amazon will also invest US$100 million in reforestation projects around the world to begin removing carbon from the atmosphere.

The announcement was made on Thursday, September 19, on the eve of the worldwide ‘Fridays For Future’ protest.

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