Investors that manage US$47tn demand world’s biggest polluters back plan for net-zero emissions

The targeted companies are collectively responsible for up to 80% of global industrial emissions. They include mining giant BHP, which last week promised to reduce emissions from its operations by 30% over the next decade on a path to net zero by 2050 after sustained pressure from activist shareholder groups.

Over 350,000 pure electric vehicles hit the road in Beijing

“Mobile sources of air pollution account for 45 percent of the PM2.5 density, small particulate matter that causes smog, in Beijing. Diesel and gasoline vehicles account for 32 percent and 29 percent of mobile sources respectively,” said Lian Aiping with the bureau.

Holden’s testing track at Lang Lang sold to Vietnamese carmaker

“In some ways, it’s the end of an era. We pay tribute to rich automotive history created at the proving ground, and the brilliant Holden people who worked there. At the same time, its genuinely pleasing to know there’s a bright future there as well,” Aquilina said.

Tata Motors asked to refund Rs 30 cr for Marcopolo Buses

Tata Motors and Brazil’s Marcopolo to refund the Rs 30 crore it paid to purchase their vehicles.Transport minister R Ramalinga Reddy said his department wrote to the joint venture partners after the state incurred an overall loss of about Rs 70 crore in running 98 Tata Marcopolo buses.”For every one kilometre, the (transport corporation) incurred […]

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

Lewis Hamilton and leading drivers have condemned Formula One and the FIA for putting drivers at risk for the sake of entertainment after a safety‑car restart led to a major accident at the Tuscan Grand Prix. Egan Bernal’s defence of his Tour de France title wilted and then collapsed definitively in the September heat, as […]

Be it on God, guns or Greta, social media offers neat solutions for our messy feelings

When we experience a background hum of unfocused emotion, be it anxiety, sadness, fear, anger, we unconsciously look for something to attach it to. Social media is brilliant at supplying us with issues to which attach our free-floating feelings. We often look for nice, preformed boxes into which we can dump our inchoate feelings, we […]

ABC and SBS should also receive fees from Facebook and Google, Labor says

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was asked to develop the mandatory code in April by the treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, after negotiations between the digital platforms, the ACCC and media companies stalled, and media companies experienced a sharp fall in ad revenue due to Covid-19.