Continue Reading... Cheers to sustainable Champagne | Euronews

Cheers to sustainable Champagne | Euronews

If I say the word Champagne to you, what images are conjured? An A-list soirée on a yacht in Nice? A New Year’s party of Gatsby proportions? It’s the drink of the Jazz Age, a symbol of conspicuous consumption, where how much you consume is as important as what it is you’re consuming.  Except, it’s not quite that. Not anymore, anyway. Take a walk around any of Champagne’s vineyards and you’ll find something very different. Yes, when a bottle leaves the region, chances are that it’s off somewhere to be enjoyed without much thought to the environmental consequences – that’s kind of how it should be. However, while the grapes are growing, and your favourite bubbly is maturing, the growers of Champagne have sustainability and the environment at the forefront of their minds – it’s the reason for their livelihood, after all.

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Continue Reading... 2022 Energy Predictions: Coal Decline Accelerates, Federal Funds Spur Clean Energy, Millions Of New Electric Vehicles And Chargers

2022 Energy Predictions: Coal Decline Accelerates, Federal Funds Spur Clean Energy, Millions Of New Electric Vehicles And Chargers

2021 was a landmark year for clean energy and climate policy, from dozens of nations pledging to phase out coal, to the most ambitious federal climate proposals in United States history, to automakers going all in on electrified transportation.
Many of these developments were forecast by policy experts who thought Democratic control of the White House and Congress, fast-falling clean energy and electrified technology prices, and the undeniable need to confront climate change by cutting emissions portended a groundswell of action.

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Continue Reading... Wellness, Nostalgia, Innovation and New Views of Sustainability Are Among the Food Trends for 2022

Wellness, Nostalgia, Innovation and New Views of Sustainability Are Among the Food Trends for 2022

As we enter the new year and the world begins year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, we find ourselves in a decade that proves the adage, “The only constant is change.” The food system is hardly immune to turmoil. The causes and consequences include persistent disruptions in global supply chains, new perspectives on worker welfare and safety, and a renewed focus on food insecurity. In addition, climate change continues to be a major concern. Despite these challenges, innovative approaches that harness the power of science and technology continue to emerge. To help make sense of it all, the International Food Information Council (IFIC) — drawing on its credentialed experts and wealth of consumer survey data — once again offers a forecast of food trends for the upcoming year. 

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Continue Reading... 2 sugarcane crushing units to be set up in Latur district

2 sugarcane crushing units to be set up in Latur district

Maharashtra legislator and Latur district BJP president Ramesh Karad on Monday said two sugarcane crushing units with a combined capacity of 2,000 tonnes per day will be set up in this district in the state’s Marathwada region.
These units will come up in Latur and Renapur tehsils, he said, while speaking at a meeting of sugarcane cultivators and BJP workers here.
”Instead of farmers and members of sugar co-operatives, politicians have become owners of sugar factories. Therefore, to give justice to sugarcane cultivators and stop their exploitation, we have decided to set up two sugarcane crushing units (in Latur district),” said Karad, who is also an MLC.

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Continue Reading... Indian states clamour for Tesla plant after Musk tweet

Indian states clamour for Tesla plant after Musk tweet

Indian politicians are clamouring for Elon Musk’s attention on Twitter, chasing the coveted right to host a Tesla factory, after the billionaire said government “challenges” were delaying his electric car company’s local launch.  Tesla’s hopes to sell its vehicles in one of the world’s biggest markets have been stalled by efforts to negotiate lower import duties, which can be as high as 100 percent.

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