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Daily Archives: November 20, 2022

Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook, November 2022

“This special report, Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook, November 2022, has been produced by BloombergNEF in cooperation with the Accelerating to Zero Coalition and in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, to coincide with COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Since the last Conference of the Parties in 2021, global momentum towards zero-emissions road transport has continued to accelerate.
Important signs of progress include:
● Annual passenger electric vehicle sales are on track for around 10.6 million units in 2022, up from 3.1m in 2020 and 6.6m in 2021. 13.2% of new cars sold globally in the first half of this year were electric, up from 4.3% in 2020 and 8.7% in 2021. Spending on clean road transport globally will exceed $450 billion this year.
● The adoption of electric vehicles and fuel cell vehicles are expected to avoid almost 1.7 million barrels of oil use per day in 2022, up from 1.5 million barrels per day in 2021. This is about 3.8% of total demand.
● Global lithium-ion battery manufacturing capacity has increased 38% since 2021, from 540GWh to 806GWh.
● Automakers have collectively committed to sell around 43 million EVs per year by 2030, and automakers with planned phase-outs of combustion engines now account for 30% of the global auto market.

This Zero-Emission Vehicles Factbook documents the progress that has been made towards global net zero in the road transport sector. While many of the indicators in this report are pointing in the right direction, most still have a long way to go before we can be confident that we are on track for net zero by mid-century.”

EFF’s Atlas of Surveillance Database Now Documents 10,000+ Police Tech Programs

EFF: “This week, EFF’s Atlas of Surveillance project hit a bittersweet milestone. With this project, we are creating a searchable and mappable repository of which law enforcement agencies in the U.S. use surveillance technologies such as body-worn cameras, drones, automated license plate readers, and face recognition. It’s one of the most ambitious projects we’ve ever… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 19, 2022

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, November 19, 2022 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Legal document assembly system for introducing law students with legal drafting

Marković, M., Gostojić, S. Legal document assembly system for introducing law students with legal drafting. Artif Intell Law (2022). – “In this paper, we present a method for introducing law students to the writing of legal documents. The method uses a machine-readable representation of the legal knowledge to support document assembly and to help… Continue Reading

Are You Ready for Workplace Brain Scanning

IEEE Spectrum: “Get ready: Neurotechnology is coming to the workplace. Neural sensors are now reliable and affordable enough to support commercial pilot projects that extract productivity-enhancing data from workers’ brains. These projects aren’t confined to specialized workplaces; they’re also happening in offices, factories, farms, and airports. The companies and people behind these neurotech devices are… Continue Reading

App Tracking Protection Beta is Now Available to All Android Users

Via DuckDuckGo: App Tracking Protection is now open for all Android users. It’s a beta feature in DuckDuckGo for Android that helps block 3rd-party trackers in your apps, even when you’re not using them. New since the waitlist beta launch: you can see what personal data trackers are typically trying to collect before we block… Continue Reading

How the forest dies

Washington Post: “The Amazon is going dry. In one parched corner, a desperate wait for water is only just beginning. For years, scientists have been warning that the Amazon is speeding toward a tipping point — the moment when deforestation and global warming would trigger an irreversible cascade of climatic forces, killing large swaths of… Continue Reading

Why Six Top-Ranked Law Schools Left U.S. News in the Dust This Week

Slate: “This essay was adapted from David Lat’s Substack, Original Jurisdiction. Subscribe here. “Wednesday brought huge news to the world of legal education: Yale Law School withdrew from the highly influential U.S. News & World Report law school rankings, and Harvard Law School followed shortly thereafter. The schools announced the decisions on their websites, posting statements from YLS… Continue Reading

Lancet COVID-19 Commission – new ventilation and filtration standards required

Proposed Non-infectious Air Delivery Rates (NADR) for Reducing Exposure to Airborne Respiratory Infectious Diseases November 2022 – “Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS- CoV-2) and other respiratory pathogens are effectively transmitted through the inhalation exposure route indoors, mostly in places with inadequate ventilation and filtration. Current building standards, however, promote bare-minimum ventilation and filtration… Continue Reading