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Production of Lightyear’s Solar-Powered EVs to Begin This Year

3 Mins Read Solar-powered vehicle start-up Lightyear says it will begin production later this year on its Lightyear 0 with solar panels mounted to the vehicle to recharge the electric battery. The Netherlands-based Lightyear says it will produce fewer than one thousand of its solar cars, which will run about $265,000. The car will be the first solar […]

The U.S. Releases $500 Million to Make School Buses Electric

4 Mins Read Last month, the Biden-Harris administration announced the first round of its $5 billion commitment toward replacing the nation’s school buses with clean energy zero-emissions electric buses in a bid to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. School bus operators and contractors across the country can now begin replacing the nation’s school buses with clean energy buses, […]

Electric Cars Alone Won’t Save The Planet. We’ll Need to Design Cities So People Can Walk and Cycle Safely

4 Mins Read By Timothy Welch At the COP26 climate summit, world politicians patted themselves on their backs for coming to a last-minute agreement. Humanity now waits with bated breath to see if countries implement the commitments they made, and if those commitments help the planet. If the rest of our climate progress mirrors the policies around transportation, we’re […]

Global Energy Decarbonisation Spending Tops US$500 Billion In 2020

4 Mins Read The world spent more than US$500 billion on decarbonisation in 2020, according to new statistics. Released by BloombergNEF (BNEF), the report tracked global investment into the clean energy transition and found that decarbonisation spending jumped 9% year-on-year despite the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.  A new report released by Bloomberg’s energy research arm BNEF […]

New Study Confirms Electric Cars Generate Less Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read A new scientific study has confirmed that electric vehicles generate less carbon dioxide than petrol cars across most areas of the world. The findings contrast the claims of some firms who believe that the carbon dioxide emitted in producing electricity amounts to more than that of conventional petrol vehicles, and will help boost government policies […]

BNP Paribas Analysis Says Demise Of Big Oil Is Coming Within A Decade

4 Mins Read According to a new analysis by BNP Paribas, the big oil industry is “now in relentless and irreversible decline,” mostly thanks to the dip in prices for batteries and renewables, which is driving an electric vehicle – EV – revolution. These findings suggest that oil demand will peak in less than one decade, giving hope […]