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by Bjinse on Mon Jan 22nd, 2018 at 10:30:27 PM EST
Great Wall launches EV r&d center in Austria
The center will initially develop electric motors and related control systems for EVs, the company said. Great Wall plans to invest 20 million euros (157 million yuan) in the operation by 2020.

Great Wall markets only one EV, a compact sedan. It is expected to launch a plug-in hybrid crossover under its premium Wey band in the first quarter of this year. To expand EV production under China's upcoming carbon credit program, Great Wall acquired a 25 percent stake in Hebei Yuejie Industry Co. last year.

Balance of Market Power
VW Group edges GM in 2017 sales race
"Volkswagen Group said its various brands sold 4.18 million vehicles in China last year"

China launches largest carbon market in the world
"The EU climate commissioner also announced "enhanced cooperation" between the EU and China on emission trading"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Jan 23rd, 2018 at 09:20:07 PM EST
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Sugar Cane Workers Claim Chemical Sprays Made Them Sick
In a lawsuit filed Jan. 17 in Palm Beach County Court, the anonymous plaintiffs say sugar production giant Central Romana Corp. and other Dominican growers exposed them to the dangerous herbicide compounds without providing adequate protective equipment and training.
Fanjul Corp., the putative parent company for Central Romana, is named as a defendant alongside Biesterfeld International [GmbH and BIESTERFILD US], a multinational industrial distributor that allegedly exported some of the herbicides cited in the complaint, namely MSMA, Ametrina and Terbutrina.
"The Dominican Republic receives the largest single-country allocation under the U.S. Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ), the import quota allocation. A TRQ permits a certain quantity of sugar to enter the U.S. at a reduced customs duty during a quota period; quantities in excess of the quota are subject to a higher duty rate. In 2016, the Dominican Republic's share of the TRQ was 17%, more than any other country."
A subset of the plaintiffs were allegedly exposed to the herbicides while working for Dominican conglomerate Grupo Vicini, though that company is not named as a defendant...Central Romana, Fanjul Corp., and their related companies Domino Foods and Florida Crystals, are part of a multibillion-dollar sugar production empire held by brothers Alfonso Fanjul Jr., Jose "Pepe" Fanjul and the Fanjul family, according to the court documents.

WTO legit, as the children say.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Jan 24th, 2018 at 05:57:10 AM EST
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Poland flinches at renewables target, revives nuclear prospects
Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS), which sees renewable energy as unstable and a threat to the country's heavily coal-reliant industry, has imposed regulations slowing down investment in onshore wind farms. In order to lower carbon emissions in the future, Tchorzewski has offered to build a nuclear power plant. On Thursday he said that the financing scheme for the nuclear project was almost ready, backing up comments he made in September about Poland's atomic prospects.

Preparation for Katowice Climate Talks Nov 2017

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Jan 25th, 2018 at 12:46:54 AM EST
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