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The climate emergency warrants a strong mandate on zero-emission vehicles from the federal government

Mark Jaccard, Simon Fraser University To prevent the worst of climate change, we must increasingly buy zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). Transportation accounts for one-quarter of Canada’s...

Climate change is an infrastructure problem – map of electric vehicle chargers shows one reason why

Paul N. Edwards, Stanford University Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five or 10 minutes at multiple pumps. Not so...

Top economists call for budget measures to speed the switch to electric cars

Peter Martin, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University Australia’s top economists overwhelmingly back government measures to speed the transition to electric cars in...

NZ’s clean car discount is a turn in the right direction, but how much will it drive consumer demand?

Basil Sharp, University of Auckland New Zealand faces two enormous challenges if it is to meet its international climate change commitments under the Paris Agreement:...

Shell ordered to cut its emissions – why this ruling could affect almost any major company in the world

Arthur Petersen, UCL Dutch judges have ordered the major oil and gas company, Royal Dutch Shell, to implement stringent carbon dioxide emissions cuts within the...

Tesla’s Bitcoin about-face is a warning for cryptocurrencies that ignore climate change

John Hawkins, University of Canberra Over the weekend, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk suggested his company could sell off its Bitcoin holdings, sending the cryptocurrency...

Farewell the utopian city. To cope with climate change we must learn from how nature adapts

Mohammed Makki, University of Technology Sydney “Among all species, it is perhaps only humans who create habitats that are not fit to live in.” –...

Biden plans to fight climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before

Bill Ritter Jr., Colorado State University Joe Biden is preparing to deal with climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before –...

The myth of electric cars: Why we also need to focus on buses and trains

Alexandre Milovanoff, University of Toronto California recently announced that it plans to ban the sales of gas-powered vehicles by 2035, Ontario has invested $500 million...

New study shows converting to electric vehicles alone won’t meet climate targets

University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering University of Toronto Engineering researchers estimate that meeting UN climate targets would require up to 90%...

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