Spanish Government To Spend $5.1 Bln In Electric Vehicle Production

The Spanish government wants to initiate the production of electric vehicles and batteries with an investment of 4.3 billion euros ($5.1 billion) as a part of the government’s major national spending programme. The Spanish government said on Monday that majority of the funding for the program will be from the European Union recovery funds. The…

Indian Police Files Criminal Case Against Twitter For A Flawed National Map Involving Kashmir

After twitter published a map that incorrectly showed the turbulent Indian region of Kashmir as a separate country, a criminal case has been filed against the micro blogging social media site in India. Describing the publication of the distorted map “an act of treason”, a police report was filed against Twitter’s head in India, Manish…

Reducing Demand For Fossil Fuel, Not Supply Curbs, Critical For Achieving Climate Goals

The pace of taking uncomfortable decisions by governments all across the world to persuade consumers to bring down energy consumption and thus helping in achieving climate targets has been very slow largely because of reluctance of consumers to compromise of their lifestyles and pay up higher prices.   Even though there is increasing pressure on…

Top EU Court Ruling Supports National Privacy Watchdogs To Pursue Cases Against Big Tech

The top court of the European Union supported the national privacy watchdogsof thebloc to push ahead with more scrutiny and potential sanctions against Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants even when such watchdogs are not the lead regulators. Citing enforcement bottlenecks, the right of national agencies to act was backed by the EU Court of…

EU Wants Tariff Battle With US To End As Biden Scheduled In Brussels Next Week

The European Union and the United States are seeking to mend the transatlantic relationship that was impeded by tit for tat tariffs surrounding the granting of government subsidy for Airbus and Boeing respectively. According to reports, the EU is now asking the US to pledge an end to their aircraft-related tariffs when representatives of the…

ExxonMobil’s Offshore Drilling Challenges By Guyanese Citizens On Climate Grounds

Two environment conscious citizens of Guyana have filed a lawsuit against the government demanding an end to offshore drilling by ExxonMobil and other large oil companies as such explorations and business activities threaten to worsen the climate crisis. The case has been filed by Quadad de Freitas, a 21-year old Indigenous tourist guide from the…