Electric car sets new world speed record

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UK: Drayson Racing Technologies has broken the world land speed record for a lightweight electric car hitting a top speed of 204.2mph at a racetrack at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire yesterday. The firm intends to enter the vehicle into next year’s Le Mans 24-hour race. (BBC)

UK: The Committee on Climate Change has warned the UK it is on track to exceed its self-imposed carbon budget for 2018-2022 unless the government develops new policies during the next two years. (RTCC)

UK: The government could this week announce measures to guarantee clean energy prices and unlock billions of pounds in green energy investment. (Business Green)

US: Researchers have found over 1,150 pieces of waste on the sea floor from Vancouver Island to the Gulf of California, and as far west as the Hawaiian Islands. Because of deep sea conditions, all of this waste will likely stick around much longer than it would on the ground. (Treehugger)

Canada: Canadian Forces have dropped off emergency supplies to about 20 tourists stranded on an ice floe drifting in Admiralty Inlet near Arctic Bay, Nunavut. (CBC News)



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