Shifting to electric transport is still a game changer — even if its not charged by renewable energy
Renewable Energy

Shifting to electric transport is still a game changer — even if its not charged by renewable energy

New Zealand is indeed well supplied with renewable electricity. In recent years, New Zealand has averaged 83% from renewable sources (including 60% hydropower, 17% geothermal, and 5% wind) and 17% from fossil fuels (4% coal and 13% gas). In addition to being cheap and renewable, hydropower has another great advantage. Its production can ramp up…

The future of electric cars could be recycled bottles and reclaimed fishing nets
Environmental News

The future of electric cars could be recycled bottles and reclaimed fishing nets

Polestar Precept is Volvo’s vision of sustainable car manufacturing. Image: Polestar By Stan Schroeder2020-02-25 14:26:24 UTC Volvo’s sub-brand Polestar announced a new concept car on Tuesday: the Precept. Instead of focusing on crazy performance numbers, Polestar  instead chose to show off its vision for sustainability.  The Polestar Precept is a four-door, electric sedan with a…

Electric car sales surge but confusion reigns over policy on hybrids
Environmental News

Electric car sales surge but confusion reigns over policy on hybrids

One in five new cars bought by British drivers last month was environmentally friendly Britain’s biggest car maker Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and other luxury UK auto firms will be among the biggest victims of a ban on diesel and petrol sales by 2035, analysts fear. Experts said that JLR is seriously exposed as profits depend on the large SUVs produced…

Pacific Gas & Electric blackouts put California environmental policies under microscope
Environmental News

Pacific Gas & Electric blackouts put California environmental policies under microscope

California prides itself on being a global leader on climate change, but last week’s unprecedented power outages have raised questions about how progressive environmental practices contributed to putting two million residents in the dark. The lights were back on Monday in Northern California even as Pacific Gas & Electric acknowledged that more power outages are…