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Get ready for Dino Talks with UNDP! 🦖 Is a fully electric transport sector possible? Episode 6 will look at how fossil-fuel subsidies are one of the biggest financial barriers in efforts to decarbonize transport with our guests Assaad W. Razzouk, CEO, Gurīn Energy, & Andreas Follér, Head of Sustainability, Scania 🚙 Cassie Flynn, UNDP, will join Nick Nuttall as co-host. 🎙 📅 August 8 / 15:00 CEST Don't miss out, register: wedonthavetime.org/events/dino-talks-vi Ask your questions in the comment section below ⤵ https://youtu.be/jXisAl7NKHU

  • Nina van Toulon

    95 w

    No offence meant, important to read this though. Publication 10th August in the New York Times : United Nations UNDP 'One of the world’s largest sustainable development agencies has worked with energy companies to quash opposition and keep oil flowing, even in sensitive areas.' https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/10/world/americas/colombia-big-oil-united-nations.html

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    • Star Jeffree

      45 w

      Wow, Dino Talks with UNDP sounds like an exciting and informative series! A fully electric transport sector is indeed possible https://heictojpg.io and has been a crucial goal in efforts to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    • John lang

      96 w

      Just another example of corporate welfare. But run the numbers! How much total gigawatts would we as a country need to generate to replace all or most fossil fuel energy generation. Has anyone run these numbers? I don't think we will ever be able to totally replace fossil fuels. The numbers for total energy consumption in this country is just to large. Does someone have firm numbers on total energy consumption on a daily basis for the US?

      • Aude Boulord

        96 w

        Super eye opening. Thanks for sharing so much. You never stop learning, especially on this topic

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        • Ingmar Rentzhog

          96 w

          Thank for a great episode. I learned a lot. Fossil fuel subsidies are really the poison pill.

          • Victor Erik Ramos

            96 w

            Absolutely infuriating that the shipping and aviation sectors are excempt from taxation. A global "floor" for taxation of the sectors are needed. With the money going into research and mitigation.

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            • Kim Warren

              96 w

              We switched to an EV, thinking we were doing right, then realised that electrifying transport is actually doing very little to cut emissions. Every EV we add has to be powered by more electricity. With all solar, wind and nuclear power already consumed for existing uses, the only way to make that extra power is to burn more gas. With the energy lost in generation and transmission, those emissions are a big fraction of what a fossil vehicle would produce. This will be true until solar/wind/nuclear cover all our needs, well after 2030, and the more EVs we add, the longer it will be till we reach that point. Then there's the huge emissions from actually *building* any vehicle, EV or fossil .. from 10 tons to 35 tons for an SUV or luxury car.

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              • Ingmar Rentzhog

                96 w

                @kim_warren We can and should build more green energy. I have an EV and fuel it up with my own solar panels. The future of transport is electric, and the future of electric energy is green. We can do this transition, but fossil fuel subsidies stand in the way.

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                • Victor Erik Ramos

                  96 w

                  The crítical stance isnt bad in and of itself but I think its more a question of prioritizing public transport with EV personal transport (cars) being a necessary but costly alternative for the people who live too far away from public transports. There will always be a need for transportation and that should at least be electrified.

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                  • Markus Lutteman

                    96 w

                    Hi @kim_warren. Most EV’s are charged during the night, thereby merely using up surplus energy that already flows through the grid. Also, the higher percentage of EV’s on the road, the less demand for petrol and diesel… which also brings about many health benefits for us all. EV’s are no magic pills, but they are an important piece of the fossil-free puzzle. Even in a coal-powered country like Poland, studies have shown that EV’s have a much smaller carbon footprint than fossil fuel cars. I’d say you definitely did the right thing by switching to an EV!

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                  • Paul Pearson

                    97 w

                    nice

                    • Ajike Obinna Ajike

                      97 w

                      Wonderful topic

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                      • Gabriel Kamakia

                        97 w

                        Nice topic

                        • Edwin wangombe

                          97 w

                          Awesome

                          • Marry Smith

                            97 w

                            Awesome!

                            • Christina Carlmark

                              97 w

                              Very important!

                              • Sarah Chabane

                                97 w

                                A key topic!

                                • Arin

                                  97 w

                                  Cool!

                                  • Aude Boulord

                                    97 w

                                    Cool! Will take note! 📝

                                    • Markus Lutteman

                                      97 w

                                      Super interesting topic – with great speakers! I will definitely watch.

                                      • Marine Stephan

                                        97 w

                                        Looking forward! It is a very important subject

                                        • Edwin wangombe

                                          97 w

                                          Looking forward to the informative talks

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