Good news roundup: October 2022

November 02, 2022


Each month we share some good news storys on subjects like sustainability, the natural world, biodiversity, and clean tech that you may have missed.

This month we look at California adopting rules to ban the selling of gasoline-powered cars, Apple cleaning up its global supply chain, and EU countries aiming for 100% clean power by 2030.

Read on to find out more!

California is set to ban the selling of new gasoline-powered cars by 2035.

Gasoline-powered cars contribute greatly towards air pollution as it releases large amounts of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, contributing to global warming and climate change.

California has adopted laws to promote clean transportation and is leading the way for an additional 13 states in the U.S. which will follow a similar strategy.

In California this year, 16.5% of all new cars were zero-emission vehicles. This is showcasing the incredible work being done in the State to help protect the environment.

There are concerns about the cost of vehicles and what changes in the industry these new regulations can bring.

However, there are also many benefits to be seen as well including greenhouse gas emissions from gas-powered cars and trucks projected to decrease by 62% from 2026 to 2040.

You can read more in the full story here.

Photo by Michael Fousert on Unsplash.

Apple cleaning up its global supply chain to decarbonize by 2030.

Apple, one of the world’s largest technology companies, is taking a comprehensive approach to decarbonization. More companies and consumers are becoming aware of the impacts of climate change.

Since 2020, Apple’s operations have been carbon neutral. To advance on its sustainability journey, the company will now evaluate all Apple-related operations.

The aim here is to ensure carbon neutrality reality across its entire global supply chain which includes over 200 companies.

In addition to this, Apple has also announced new initiatives and investments to tackle the decarbonisation of the global economy and promote better climate solutions.

This incredible initiative is taking great climate action whilst promoting clean energy initiatives to help the company and its consumers to reduce their overall carbon footprint and help better the planet.

You can read more in the full story here.

Photo by zhang kaiyv on Unsplash.

Portugal, Netherlands, Denmark, and Austria are aiming for 100% clean power by 2030.

Countries across the EU have been shifting towards renewable power for many years now.

Although there are initiatives in the EU towards cleaner energy sources, the Russia-Ukraine war has showcased the extremities of Europe’s reliance on imported fossil fuels and natural gas.

Therefore, many countries including Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria are working hard towards decarbonisation targets and the full utilisation of renewable power.

These countries are aiming for 100% clean power by 2030 with many others following their initiatives.

This will contiribute towards the overall goal to eradicate all greenhouse gas emissions from energy use in all sectors of the economy to ensure less reliance and a cleaner world.

You can read more in the original story here.

Photo by Karsten WΓΌrth on Unsplash..

That's all for this month. If you'd like to share a story with us then get in touch by emailing and we'll add it to the next month. Thanks for reading!

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