A report from Rewiring Communities, a not-for-profit, presents a blueprint for the electrification of 60 US communities, which would help them reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide families with significant annual savings.
NGO Transport & Environment has revealed the inadequacy of electric vehicle charging infrastructure across the UK, and calls for local authorities to take the lead in levelling up access to public chargers.
With more than 100 of the world's largest businesses committed to entirely electric fleets by 2030, there will soon be millions more electric vehicles on the road, requiring huge investment in charging infrastructure. How might digital technologies help ease the transition to electromobility?
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Canada-based seaplane airline Harbour Air aims to offer zero-emission, all-electric commercial flights by 2022. “There is a big revolution on the way,” CEO and founder Greg McDougall tells Energy Monitor.
The decarbonisation of hard-to-abate industrial sectors will hinge on the widespread use of hydrogen, confirms a study by Aurora Energy Research.
Electric cars and vans will be as cheap to produce as fossil fuel models in Europe no later than 2027, finds new research from BloombergNEF.
The momentum behind electric vehicles is transforming the car industry, but recent studies suggest fewer jobs than expected may be lost – if battery production is local.
The EU should prioritise adding charging infrastructure along the continent’s busiest highways to decarbonise long-haul trucking, says NGO Transport & Environment.
Short-haul flights get a lot of attention, but France’s new measure to force journeys of less than 2.5 hours to be made by train not plane will reduce the country’s aviation emissions by only 0.8%.
A transition to all-electric cars and trucks by 2035 would save US households $2.7trn between now and 2050, say researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, Energy Innovation and GridLab.
Road transport and buildings have been spared from EU ETS obligations until now, but an upcoming revision may change that, and climate campaigners are concerned.
The UK has made strong commitments to build back better from Covid-19, but recent hiccups raise questions over whether it can deliver on its pledges.