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Author Archives: James Ayre

Antarctic Treaty Protocol On Environmental Protection Bans Fossil Fuel & Mineral Exploitation In Antarctica Until 2048 — How Much Longer Will The Treaty Hold?

April 10th, 2018 | by James Ayre

In 1998, the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty, popularly known as the Madrid Protocol, entered into effect following negotiation between various countries over the preceding years. This protocol effectively banned all mining and fossil fuel development in Antarctica until 2048.

BMW Board Member Joining E.ON’s Supervisory Board

April 10th, 2018 | by James Ayre

In an interesting bit of news, it has been revealed that a board member at BMW will be joining E.ON’s supervisory board, perhaps representing a sign that the auto manufacturer may be beginning to take the plug-in electric vehicle sector a bit more seriously.

Algeria Pursuing LPG Vehicle Conversions, Solar PV Build Out, & Energy Efficiency Programs As Solution To Falling Oil Industry Revenues

April 9th, 2018 | by James Ayre

As a partial solution to falling oil industry revenues, the government of Algeria has unveiled a suite of new programs meant to improve the country's financial situation, including incentive programs for vehicle owners who convert their vehicles to run on liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) rather than petrol/gasoline or diesel, a solar PV facility build out, and energy efficiency programs.

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