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Norway’s electric car drive belies national reliance on fossil fuels

Norway became the first country to sell more electric cars than petrol, hybrid and diesel engines put together last year, new data shows, with battery electric vehicles (BEVs) accounting for two-thirds of sales in the final months of 2020. Norway…

Our Best Chance to Slow Global Warming Comes in the Next Nine Years – The New Yorker

Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments. The events of the past few days are shocking in their novelty—the glory of seeing the first Black Democrat ever elected to…

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The most exciting scientific breakthroughs of 2020, chosen by scientists

Space travel In 2020 the race to space changed gear. The May launch of the SpaceX vehicle Crew Dragon was the first time a private vehicle had delivered astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). It was deeply impressive, but…

Electric Vehicle Shock Treatment

Joe Biden, his fellow Democrats, and apparently big U.S. automakers have joined the rush to transform America’s transportation to 100% electric vehicles (EV) whether We the People want it or not. During an October town hall, Biden asserted that his…

‘Going Green’ Risks Destroying The British Car Industry

To my mind, Boris Johnson’s announcement of the ban on the sale of all new petrol and diesel cars from 2030 – just ten years off ­– is one of the most significant political decisions in modern times. It says…

UK is ‘Looking to the future,’ Setting a Ban on Gas and Diesel Car Sales For 2030

The long-hypothesized ban in the UK on the sale of cars that burn fossil fuels has been officially scheduled for 2030, making it the earliest of the powerful Western economies to do so. The ban comes into effect five years ahead of previously discussed deadlines; it would affect both gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles, and five […]

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Revealed: Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes

The prospect of a global green recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is hanging in the balance, as countries pour money into the fossil fuel economy to stave off a devastating recession, an analysis for the Guardian reveals. Meanwhile, promises of…

Jury duty for global warming: citizen groups help solve the puzzle of climate action – Science Magazine

The 110 members of the U.K. Climate Assembly were randomly selected. FABIO DE PAOLA/PA WIRE By Cathleen O’GradyOct. 29, 2020 , 1:45 PM Until recently, Sue Peachey, an apartment building manager in Bath, U.K., didn’t think much about climate change….

Battery Issues Still Plaguing E-Cars; BMW Issues Recall Of Hybrids

Explosive car batteries? BMW recalls a large number of electric hybrid cars By A.R. Göhring(Translated by P. Gosselin) Reader M.P. points out how ‘auto motorsport’ and other magazines are reporting that BMW is recalling its plugin hybrids on a large…

INVESTIGATION: Exclusive: GM, Ford knew about climate change 50 years ago – E&E News

First story in an investigation. Read the second story here. Scientists at two of America’s biggest automakers knew as early as the 1960s that car emissions caused climate change, a monthslong investigation by E&E News has found. The discoveries by…