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Labour unveils ‘mammoth’ multi-billion offshore wind and EV charging pledges

A Labour government would take the UK’s offshore wind capacity to 52GW within the next 10 years and invest billions in EV charging infrastructure, the party has said. Ahead of shadow energy secretary Rebecca Long Bailey’s speech at the party’s conference today, the party unveiled a raft of clean energy pledges designed at ramping up

Estate agents urged to tell buyers about air pollution

Estate agents have been urged to automatically disclose air pollution figures to home buyers. The industry trade body said providing this information should now be standard practice. “Air quality is now public information, and it will never not be again,” said Mark Hayward, chief executive of NAEA Propertymark. His comments came as a new website

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5 Sustainability Insights into the Electric Vehicle Debate

In April 2019, Hans-Werner Sinn and his co-authors started a lively discussion about battery-electric vehicles and their CO2 emissions compared to conventional diesel vehicles. At thinkstep, we welcome such public discourse, because it’s important to present different perspectives on such complex challenges and to think critically about the transition to more efficient and effective energy

Electric cars’ lifetime CO2 emissions half that of petrol and diesel

Study finds EVs are less polluting even after taking battery production into account Battery electric vehicles in the UK produce half the CO2 of a traditionally fuelled car, even when their battery production is taken into account, according to new research. A study from Imperial College London has found that the increased use of renewable

Are Electric Vehicles Near a Tipping Point?

Oil consumption continues to rise in the U.S. and around the world, but as electric vehicles keep growing as a percentage of vehicle sales, there will ultimately be a tipping point on multiple fronts. The first will be manufacturers investing in more EVs to ultimately overtake internal combustion engines, which is happening today from Tesla

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Economics of Electric Vehicles Mean Oil’s Days As A Transport Fuel Are Numbered

The future is not looking bright for oil, according to a new report that claims the commodity would have to be priced at $10-$20 a barrel to remain competitive as a transport fuel. The new research, from BNP Paribas, says that the economics of renewable energy make it impossible for oil to compete at current

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Why oil needs to plummet in price if it’s to remain competitive in the mobility sector

Mark Lewis is global head of sustainability research at BNP Paribas Asset Management. The number of electric cars may be increasing, but there are challenges for charging infrastructure and energy storage. Oil prices will need to fall to between $10 and $20 per barrel if it is to remain competitive in the mobility sector, according

Electric vehicle pollution speculation ‘inconceivable’, new research says

It is “inconceivable” that electric vehicles could be as polluting as conventional cars, new research has found, dismissing recent speculation that electric vehicles emit similar rates of CO2 to diesel vehicles when battery manufacturing is taken into account. Instead, further decarbonisation in the UK could drive EV emissions down to 10% of conventional vehicles in