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Sungevity's Klimaatnieuws - Week 36

We helpen je graag energie besparen. Daarom zetten we het laatste (internationale) solar-, klimaat-, en energienieuws voor je op een rijtje. Hoef je dat niet meer zelf te doen.

- ‘The Ocean Cleanup Is Starting, Aims To Cut Garbage Patch By 90% By 2040’ - Forbes. On the 8th of September, The Ocean Cleanup will launch its beta cleanup system, that can collect up to five tons of ocean plastic a month. This article explains more about the workings of the system and ocean plastic in general.

- California passed Senate Bill 100, ramping up it’s renewable energy targets from 50% renewables in 2030 to 50% renewables in 2026, 60% in 2030, and 100% by 2045: ‘California's response to record wildfires: shift to 100% clean energy’ - The Guardian. California has been able to grow both its GDP and population, while lowering greenhouse gas emissions per capita and GDP at the same time.

- This Tuesday was Sustainable Tuesday in the Netherlands. A day where sustainable ideas and initiatives are given a platform in politics. Volkert Engelsman, number 1 in the Trouw Sustainable 100, read the yearly sustainable ‘troonrede’: ‘if everything revolves around profit, let’s calculate properly then’ - Trouw (Dutch).

- Did you know that trees secretly communicate with each other right underneath our feet? BBC News explains how the Wood Wide Web works in a neat video. Trees can use the web for good and for bad, just like humans use the internet!

- Norway has been a forerunner in electric transport for a while: last year, 50% of all newly sold cars were electric, compared to 3-5% in the Netherlands. But now it has taken a step further. From 2040 onward, all domestic flights need to be electric. ‘Norway puts Lelystad behind: only electric flying from 2040 onward’ - Trouw (Dutch).

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