Our @rivergecko twitter feed includes some of the UK electric car news but is also Clean Tech – Climate change Tech – EVs – Renewable Energy including wind and solar – clean trains and boats – air pollution – divesting from fossil fuels
The big conservative talking point on climate now is that fossil fuel development is solving poverty and energy access, esp in Africa. A few key things to note:
1. Nigeria has the largest and oldest fossil fuel industry on the continent & lowest energy access rate in the world 🧵
Tucker Carlson, Andrew Tate, Elon Musk, and now Alex Jones come to the defense of Russell Brand who was credibly accused of rape and sexual harassment by 4 women.
Hell of a bunch of character witnesses.
Floating cars are becoming the new normal in 2023.
What will the new normal be in 2033, 2043 and 2053?
#wakeup #NoNewOil #NoNewFossilFuels
Hey @POTUS, if you want to fire up the youth vote, it’s time to take on Big Oil and #EndFossilFuels!
Ready to charge at Watford Gap Services? ⚡️
Our latest Electric Super Hubs have opened at @Roadchef Watford Gap North and South. 18 High Power 350kW-capable chargers are now available across the two sites, a welcome addition to the busy M1.
This week by the numbers:
All 7 continents.
THIS. IS. INCREDIBLE.
But numbers don't do it justice. This is a big, beautiful climate movement & we're calling on world leaders to #EndFossilFuels NOW. No more talk, we need action!
CHRIS PACKHAM: IS IT TIME TO BREAK THE LAW? @Channel4 9pm Wednesday . I try to decide what is justified in protesting government policy on climate change . Please watch . . . climate breakdown is happening - should we be shooting the canaries in the coal mine ?
@GillianKeegan These darn young people wanting a habital planet.... whatever next. 😒
@GillianKeegan I teach science to young people and you have no idea, Gillian, how much the climate crisis will ruin their futures.
I actually apologise to them for what our generation has done.
We know that burning fossil fuels will lead to climate breakdown.
What sort of future is that?
The 27-year-old American volunteer soldier Jericho Skye Magallon has been killed in battle against the Russian Army.
Rest in Peace Hero
Remembering Sister Rosetta Tharpe, born on this day in 1915 in Cotton Plant, Arkansas. Here she is performing “Didn’t It Rain” at a train depot in Manchester, England in 1964.
Quote from a @PepsiCo executive in @PeterGleick's The Three Ages of Water:
"The biggest enemy is tap water . . . We're not against water-- it just has its place. We think it's good for irrigation and cooking."
A year after the death of Masha Amin, the authorities in Iran are just managing to keep control. But people are paying less and less attention to the intrusive rules of the Islamic Republic. It’s running out of everything: ideas, authority, future. All it has left is force.
A perplexing question- Why don’t UK air pollution experts like electric vehicles?
Opinion piece exploring:
Quotes by some influential UK air pollution experts
A run through each of the arguments they raise and why I believe they incorrectly exaggerate pollution from electric…
"Wisconsin was the pre-Trump canary in the coal mine, alerting us to the undemocratic depths to which the GOP would descend." ICYMI @donmoyn on the plan to impeach the new Wisconsin Supreme Court judge - before she even hears a case.
A lot of opinion on the 20mph default urban limit in Wales and elsewhere is either absolutely supportive or absolutely opposed
My pennys worth?
Having seen it in London I don’t think 20mph makes much difference to travel times in urban environments except perhaps at night..…
Once upon a time there was a Tory peer called Michelle Mone…
A bedtime story to make your hair curl.
Bravo for telling it @LedbyDonkey
Funny how terraced houses are only the leading property type in the UK and a tiny bit of Europe…
This week, we produced our 5 millionth car—thank you Tesla owners for your ongoing support!