Category: Electric, hybrid and low-emission cars

Investment in clean energy likely to be double figure for fossil fuels in 2024, IEA says

Low-carbon electricity investment driven by solar projects but oil and gas spending still too high to meet climate goalsGlobal investment in low-carbon electricity will rise to 10 times as much as fossil fuel power this year due to an increase in spend…

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Net zero has become unhelpful slogan, says outgoing head of UK climate watchdog

Chris Stark says populist response and culture war around the term is inhibiting environmental progressThe concept of “net zero” has become a political slogan used to start a “dangerous” culture war over the climate, and may be better dropped, the outg…

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Net zero has become unhelpful slogan, says outgoing head of UK climate watchdog

Chris Stark says populist response and culture war around the term is inhibiting environmental progressThe concept of “net zero” has become a political slogan used to start a “dangerous” culture war over the climate, and may be better dropped, the outg…

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Boom in mining for renewable energy minerals threatens Africa’s great apes

Researchers applaud move away from fossil fuels but say more must be done to mitigate effects on endangered speciesUp to a third of Africa’s great apes are threatened by a boom in mining projects for minerals required for the renewable energy transitio…

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Oil industry has sought to block state backing for green tech since 1960s

Research shows industry lobbying against support for solar panels and electric cars while enjoying subsidies itselfThe oil industry has fought against government support for clean technologies for more than half a century, the Guardian can reveal, even…

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Forget range anxiety: we should really worry about China’s global dominance in the electric car market | John Naughton

EVs heavily subsidised by Beijing are flooding Europe and the globe. If we don’t watch out, it could start a major trade warWhenever people learn that I have an electric vehicle (EV) the conversation invariably turns to whether I suffer from “range anx…

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UK installed a record 16,000 public electric car chargers in 2023

Annual increase of 43% takes total number above 53,000, of which more than 4,600 are ‘ultra-rapid’The UK installed a record number of public electric car chargers in 2023 as the size of network of ultra-rapid chargers for longer journeys doubled.Almost…

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Do electric cars really produce fewer carbon emissions than petrol or diesel vehicles?

In part five of our series exploring myths surrounding EVs, we assess the greenwashing claimsAre EVs too costly to tempt drivers?Is it right to have range anxiety?Do EVs pose a greater fire risk?There is a spectre haunting electric cars: the question o…

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Do electric cars really produce fewer carbon emissions than petrol or diesel vehicles?

In part five of our series exploring myths surrounding EVs, we assess the greenwashing claimsAre EVs too costly to tempt drivers?Is it right to have range anxiety?Do EVs pose a greater fire risk?There is a spectre haunting electric cars: the question o…

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World behind on almost every policy required to cut carbon emissions, research finds

Coal must be phased out seven times faster and deforestation reduced four times faster to avoid worst impacts of climate breakdown, says reportCoal must be phased out seven times faster than is now happening, deforestation must be reduced four times fa…

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