Shift to electric cars happening too slowly to avoid “climate catastrophe,” report finds

Major automakers and governments have avowed that the future of cars is electric. And with transportation making up about a quarter of the carbon pollution emitted by humanity, scientists say phasing out gas- and diesel-powered cars is imperative for there to be any hope of avoiding the worst effects of global warming. But the shift

Blades Being Installed on Turbine 5, Yelvertoft Wind Farm (Image: T. Larkum)

Wind power could save UK households £250 per annum compared to gas, says RenewableUK

Wind power could save each UK household nearly £250 in savings per year compared to gas, says new analysis conducted by RenewableUK. The analysis showed that the 19GW of wind farm capacity that won Contracts for Difference (CfDs) support will generate around 93TWh by the time it is all operational in 2027. This is around

French farmers are covering crops with solar panels to produce food and energy at the same time

Agrivoltaics – the practice of using land for both solar energy and agriculture – is on the rise across France. In the Haute-Saône region, in the northeastern part of the country, an experiment is being conducted by solar-energy company TSE.  It is hoping to find out whether solar energy can be generated without hindering large-scale cereal crops. Previous

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The American EV boom is about to begin. Does the US have the power to charge it?

States have plans to ban gas-powered cars and the White House wants chargers along highways, but implementation is a challenge Speaking in front of a line of the latest electric vehicles (EVs) at this month’s North American International Auto Show, President Joe Biden declared: “The great American road trip is going to be fully electrified.” Most

California’s ban on gas-powered vehicles: Huge victory in the 50-year war for the electric car

It took 50 years, but California clean-air regulators never surrendered — and the electric future is here The California Air Resources Board’s recent decision to phase out all sales of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 marked the culmination of a 50-year struggle by CARB to clean up California’s vehicular pollution, which has long been the largest

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Used Kia EV Batteries Have A New Purpose Now – Energy Storage Systems For The Grid

Kia Europe has revealed a new partnership with Deutsche Bahn to reuse former EV batteries to develop scalable energy storage systems. The prototype is in works in Germany using Kia Soul EV batteries and marks the beginning of the automaker’s Europe-wide initiative. The Hyundai Motor Group, Kia has fully adopted electrification as it moves toward

Comment: Connecting EV batteries to the grid is key to solving energy crisis

To solve the energy crisis and green the grid, we need to massively ramp up battery storage to help power the national and international grid; the successful trials of ‘Vehicle to Grid’ technology proves that electric vehicles could do just that, argues Aidan McClean, CEO of UFODrive. Through charging the vehicle during periods of low