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Welcome to a new edition of the State of Charge Newsletter. A concise monthly overview of the renewable energy transition and the advent of electric mobility. This month we read about the impact of eco-law, we worry about 🦟 insects, and we take a look at the transformation of Barcelona, where 🚗 cars make way for pedestrians.

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SoC Big Story

In the mountains far above the red-brick city Huaraz, behind a locked gate, there is a great, green valley. Its high stone walls are streaked by waterfalls; its floor dotted with flowers and grazed by horses and cows. Six boulder-strewn miles beyond the gate, the valley ends abruptly at an enormous wall of rock and ice. Beneath it lies a stretch of calm, bright water in milky turquoise — Lake Palcacocha. Though few of its residents have ever seen this lake, the city below lives in fear of it. Climate change threatens the future of its residents due to the fast melting glaciers that surround the lake. One citizen felt like he needed to do something, so he sued an Energy Company in Germany. 
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The State of Charge February 2019

Every month we include an exclusive overview of the latest EV sales statistics from around the world. After an incredible start to 2019, sales are down across the board for February. Find previous editions at:
State of Charge - Stats

These statistics only include 100% Electric Vehicles, no hybrids. Statistics are provided by our partner The Electric Vehicle World Sales Database.

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SoC Must Read 

Ever wondered how the world's carbon was formed? The Carboniferous Period is a geological period which started some 360 million years ago. During this period some 90 percent of all coal that we use today was formed. Press the read more button for the article.

Also, take a look at this article about the effects of air pollution in Mongolia.

Finally, this gif from our friends at climate analytics shows how we are phasing-out coal in the European Union!

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SoC Good Reads

East Antarctica is the coldest spot on earth, long thought to be untouched by global warming. But now the glaciers and ice shelves in this frigid region are showing signs of melting, a development that portends dramatic rises in sea levels this century and beyond. The report that is at the base of this article you can find here. Though the status of East Antarctica is still hard to gauge, it can suddenly become a very major problem.

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault located in Norway was built there for multiple reasons, one of them being the permafrost. But now, just over a decade after it opened, Longyearbyen has ironically become the fastest warming place on earth.    

Modern day cities are dominated by cars. We have build our cities and infrastructure around them. Barcelona has set out to change this.

In Oslo they are hard at work electrifying the cities taxi fleet. Recently it was announced that wireless charging infrastructure for electric taxis will be introduced.

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SoC Deep Dive 

For this weeks' deep dive we read on the consequences of climate change on some of the earth's deadliest creatures: mosquitoes. And here's the bad news: climate change is expected to make mosquitoes even deadlier! As the planet heats up, these insects will survive winter and proliferate, causing an estimated billion or more new infections by the end of the century. For the academically minded, here's the research study. Continue below:
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SoC Other News

The European Union passed a law last month that changes the front of trucks to a rounder shape which makes them more efficient and safer.

Some positive news out of the US, where for the first time a major utility company has committed to 100% renewable.

Aviation is one of the significant contributors to CO2 emissions, and it's not likely to change soon. Last week it was announced that Ryan Air has now joined the club of Europe’s top 10 carbon polluters. Ryan Air may be the biggest polluter in Europe, but they're not the fastest growing airline polluter; the climate problem spans the aviation sector.

Lastly, take a look at the European Mobility Startup Landscape.

SoC Fun to Watch
Short and entertaining clip from 1977 on the future of electric cars. 'Drive in' presenter Shaw Taylor looks at the future of electric cars and what makes them a suitable alternative.

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SoC Listen to This

Engineering Matters is the podcast that highlights engineering solutions to global problems. It is hosted by Bernadette Ballantyne, a freelance journalist and editor with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers. She uses her unique background to report on infrastructure related topics both in the UK and overseas.
This episode informs us of the thermal properties of cocoa pods. A team at Nottingham University proved that these husks are not waste, but a power source, and when gasified could generate electricity for remote farming communities.
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