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Energy switching decisions could widen social inequalities

(University of Leeds) New energy tariffs designed for a low carbon future could leave people on bad deals even worse off. The tariffs could benefit all kinds of customers, but many people are unlikely to choose them. Those likely to adopt them first are younger, with higher incomes and higher education.

Gas-guzzlers have to die to save planet from climate change – Los Angeles Times

The numbers paint a daunting picture. In 2019, consumers worldwide bought 64 million new personal cars and 27 million new commercial motor vehicles, a paltry 2.1 million of which were electric-powered. Climate scientists tell us that we have less than…

Spend Billions On Green Innovation, Not Trillions On Carbon-Cutting

Across the world, politicians are going out of their way to promise fantastically expensive climate policies. U.S. President Joe Biden has promised to spend US$500 billion ($630 billion) each year on climate — about 13 percent of total federal revenue….

More Green Blackouts Ahead As Biden’s Regulators Ignore Grid’s Vulnerability

You’d think the Texas blackouts would trigger some soul-searching about the vulnerability of America’s electrical grid. Not in today’s hothouse of climate politics. The Biden Administration is already moving to stop an examination of grid vulnerability to promote unreliable renewable…

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BUSINESS: Toyota to build futuristic ‘Woven City’ with no gas cars

Toyota Motor Corp. launched an ambitious smart city demonstration project this week that the 83-year-old automaker hopes will accelerate its transition from a climate laggard to a clean technology and mobility leader.

The Polar Bear Paradox

President Biden laid down a climate marker in his inaugural address: “A cry for survival comes from the planet itself. A cry that can’t be any more desperate or any more clear.” He returned to the theme in his speech…

Team Biden And Climate – 5 Dirty Secrets Behind Their War On Energy

On Friday, President Joe Biden pledged climate action at the virtual G7 and teased an upcoming major summit on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Deep decarbonization is what Team Biden wants – the complete end of carbon fuel for electricity,…

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PENNSYLVANIA: Governor drafts plan to boost electric vehicle sales

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has begun drafting a regulation that would require automakers to offer electric cars for sale in Pennsylvania as a way to cut emissions of greenhouse gases and pollutants that cause lung problems, it said Friday.