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  • [New] In what will be Europe's largest ever investment in electrolysis projects to make green hydrogen with the potential to transform zero carbon hydrogen production, chemical giant Ineos is to invest around £1.69bn in green hydrogen production. MSN
  • [New] China, the EU, and California are together responsible for half the world's car sales and when acting together, could shift investment throughout the global industry, increasing electric vehicle production and decreasing costs. Science Museum Blog
  • [New] Nigeria's economy will grow by 2.6% in 2021, driven by recovery in non-oil sectors and higher oil prices, even though oil production is expected to remain below pre-COVID - 19 levels. Nairametrics
  • [New] As the UN Environment Programme warned yesterday, governments are still planning to expand fossil fuel production to a level that by 2030 will be more than double that consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5 C. Business Green
  • [New] Russia will benefit from the opening of Arctic trade routes and may benefit from longer growing seasons to increase crop production in other regions. Director of National Intelligence
  • [New] The proposed rule will reduce uncertainty for sustainable investment in retirement plans, making US rules closer to EU ones and facilitating ESG product development and innovation. International Financial Law Review
  • [New] Tech companies have developed new products and business models during the ongoing global health crisis, which present new risks to consumers and to a fair, transparent, and competitive marketplace.
  • [New] The production of green hydrogen is increasingly becoming economical, owing to the continuously decreasing cost of solar photovoltaic and wind electricity generation, which is expected to drive the growth of the global green hydrogen market during the forecast period. MarketResearch
  • [New] Coal, oil and gas production will keep growing at least until 2040, reaching levels more than double what is needed to prevent a catastrophic rise in global temperatures. The New York Times
  • [New] Foreshadowed for years, French Canada said it plans to ban fossil fuel production by rejecting exploration and production development and liquefied natural gas exports. Natural Gas Intelligence
  • [New] High natural gas and coal prices are impacting the production of other commodities and pose an upside risk to price forecasts. World Bank
  • [New] The expanded public sector research could be a boon for Brazil's food production system and 4.4 million family farms, which have been largely ignored by big companies focusing on major commodity crops. Alliance for Science
  • [New] Overall, the contribution of real estate and related industries to China's gross domestic product could fall from roughly 30% currently to around 15%, predicted Gan. CNBC
  • [New] Russia, whose gas production and exports to European Union are already near record highs, said last week it needed to finish filling its own gas storage reserves before it could increase supplies to Europe's spot market. Pipeline & Gas Journal,
  • [New] Current plans would lead to about 240% more coal, 57% more oil, and 71% more gas production in 2030, than would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. UN News
  • [New] Over the next two decades, governments are projecting an increase in global oil and gas production, and only a modest decrease in coal production. UN News
  • [New] Coal production will drop but gas will increase the most over the next 20 years, to levels that are simply incompatible with the Paris agreement. BBC News
  • [New] Arguments were made that oil production can not be decarbonized, that the world will not need more oil, and demand will collapse because of the transition to wind, solar and electric vehicles. Financial Post
  • [New] Singapore has a huge mandate to increase local food production by 30% by 2030, which fits into YFC's model of distributing locally-grown products.

Last updated: 24 October 2021