#26. 🥰Mating and climate change | 🛫Rolls-Royce's clean airplane engine | 🚖VW AVs mainstream by 2030
Also: Climate change architecture | Pakistan's deadly rainfall | EU's clean energy | clean energy worker shortage | May Mobility | AV HD maps
🌡 CLIMATE CHANGE
Copenhagen addresses global warming with climate-resilient architecture (long read)
The Dutch capital has invested DKK1 billion ($140 million) in cycling infrastructure to ensure 45 of its citizens bicycle, while preparing to host the UIA World Congress of Architects and holding the title of world’s most sustainable city by TimeOut 2021.
Less attractive, less picky: How mating is changing in a hotter world (long read)
Certain insects’ wing pigmentation is reduced to help mitigate warming; for lions, darker manes signal better adaptation to a warmer world.
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Climate change made rain more extreme during Pakistan’s deadly 2022 floods (quick read)
An analysis of the deadly 2022 floods determined that climate change increased the likelihood of the intense rainfall, in some cases, by up to 50%.
🔋 CLEAN ENERGY
VW CEO says EU is losing competitiveness while urging clean energy investments (quick read)
The concern is that Russia’s war against Ukraine has impacted Germany the hardest, and that unless VW can find a way to reduce energy prices and quickly adapt new clean energy sources, it will suffer greatly.
Rolls-Royce is building a clean-energy airplane engine, and it just passed its first major test (quick read)
Rolls-Royce has just completed a successful test of an aircraft engine that runs on pure hydrogen in collaboration with easyJet. The hydrogen was sourced from wind and tidal power.
Shortage of more than 200,000 skilled workers for implementing Germany’s energy transition — report (quick read)
Some 216,000 workers — largely due to a lack of women — are needed to fast track Germany’s clean energy transition, including electricians, HVAC, and IT specialists.
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🚗 AUTONOMOUS & ELECTRIC VEHICLES
HD Map for autonomous vehicles market to hit US$16.9 Bn by 2030 - latest industry insights by Business Market Insight (long read)
This link provides a summary of the report, a sample of which is available here.
Volkswagen autonomous cars to be mainstream by 2030, says CEO (quick read)
Now that VW has pulled out of its partnership with Ford and shut down Argo.ai, it is determined to double down and continue where Argo left off with its Cariad software division driving AV development further in China, with Bosch as its global partner.
May Mobility selects autonomous driving expert as COO (quick read)
The autonomous vehicle startup has appointed Kathy Winter as its COO who formerly served as Intel’s VP and GM of Autonomous Transportation & Infrastructure Division.
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