Saturday, 4 January 2014

A Ford to save 4 metric tonnes of greenhouse gas a year- News and views for Saturday 3 January

News and views noted along the way.
3-01-2014 ford
  • Ford Debuts New Car That Saves Each Driver Four Metric Tons Of Greenhouse Gas Per Year – “At next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Ford will be displaying a solar-powered concept car that the company says can get the same performance from using a day’s worth of sunlight as the plug-in hybrid gets in a four-hour battery charge.According to Ford, the vehicle’s estimated combined city-highway mileage is 100 mpg, and an average driver will be able to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by about four metric tons. With a range of 620 miles, including 21 electric-only miles, Ford said that three-quarters of all trips made by normal drivers could be powered by the sun.”
  • Kerry Quietly Makes Priority of Climate Pact - “His goal is to become the lead broker of a global climate treaty in 2015 that will commit the United States and other nations to historic reductions in fossil fuel pollution.”
  • Casinos’ worrying knack for consumer manipulation
  • Manmohan Singh rules out another term as India PM - “Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday ruled out serving another term after an election due by May and threw his support behind Nehru-Gandhi dynasty scion Rahul Gandhi to lead the country if their party wins the vote.”
  • India’s beef battleground sizzles ahead of election – “Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata party, recently announced plans to open a sanctuary for more than 10,000 cows, close to the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi in the state of Gujarat.What at first sounds like a bizarre pet project was actually the latest salvo in a surprisingly heated debate over the animal’s future – and thus the fate of India’s $2.8bn-a-year beef export industry – as the nation limbers up for a closely-fought national election.”
  • Copper climbs to seven-month high
  • Italian navy rescues more than 1,000 migrants sailing to Europe
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