With more and more people concerned about climate change and climate pollution, local governments are increasingly demanding zero-emissions public transportation options. But those can be costly. We spoke with Ed Thomson, from Scotland’s transport agency, to learn about their pathway to decarbonization of heavy-duty vehicles, such as public buses.
The European Union’s new trucking policies are a key component of its goal to quickly achieve a 90% gas emissions reduction. But economic and societal conditions must be set to enable this goal. We spoke with Sofie Defour of Transport and Environment, a European NGO, to learn more.
Could designating city areas carbon emission free zones be key to the decarbonisation of urban mobility? In this episode, we talk to Arjan Oranje, Rotterdam’s program manager for zero emission mobility, about the Netherlands’ approach to mobility decarbonisation and how they’re collaborating with a variety of stakeholders to make emission free zones reality.
As climate change impacts rapidly increase, global leaders are working to greatly accelerate their emission reductions by 2030. They are working to reach short-term decarbonization solutions as quickly as possible. This week, listen to Christiana Figueres at a recent California China Climate Institution discussion and how investors and advocates can enhance scrutiny over international fossil fuel investments.
More than 40 percent of energy generated in the United States is used to power buildings, from heating and lighting to igniting gas-powered stoves. Decarbonizing buildings could put a serious dent in overall energy consumption, but it’s not an easy task.