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The Coming End of Diesel Cars?

Positive Future #257 (Feature photo – Car Exhaust – Public Domain) CleanTechnica just published a story about the city of Frankfurt in Germany. Seems that air pollution from older diesel cars is exceeding the legal limit. According to a court ruling, the city must act to ban the cars by February 2019. If all German cities with the highest air pollution levels decide to implement similar bans, up to 1.3 million diesel cars could be prohibited from driving in those cities. You can read the full story here: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/09/17/more-german-cities-ban-older-diesels-bmw-tells-america-no-diesels-for-you/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29 Want More? – Sign up below Special Deals Ahead…Sign up!

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Will Electric Utilities Destabilize Oil?

Positive Future #190 (Feature photo – Electric Tesla Charging Up – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) SoCal Edison, one of the largest electric utilities (has 14 million customers in Southern California). According to GTM News, the company is requesting $760 million to install 48,000 electric vehicle charging ports over the next four years. The company already has 1,000 charging stations. The California Public Utilities Commission has to approve the plan as it will be ratepayers that ultimately pay the bill. So why would a public utility want to install 48,000 charging points? Perhaps it is all about the money. If you can get folks to buy your electricity to run their…

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Diesel Engines – Like a Dam Breaking Up?

Positive Future #86 (Feature photo – Rolling Coal – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Diesel emissions scandals have roamed the globe over the past few years. While billions of dollars in fines are being paid, perhaps that is not the largest fallout. As nations are lining up to set targets for the elimination of fossil fuel cars, a more devastating blow took place this week. The German Federal Administrative Court ruled today that it is legal for cities in Germany to ban the use of diesel cars at their option to clean up the air. The cities of Dusseldorf and Stuttgart are rumored to be the first to initiate bans this…

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