UK’s EV Charging Sites ‘Now Outnumber Petrol Stations’

Public electric vehicle (EV) charging locations now outnumber petrol stations across the UK. New data from charging point locator service Zap-Map shows that as of the 22nd of May, the country was home to 8,471 charging sites, hosting a combined total of 13,613 individual charging devices. This compares to only …

Glasgow Aims to Become UK’s First Net-Zero Emissions City

Glasgow has announced its goal to become the first net-zero carbon emissions city in the UK. Big Six energy supplier ScottishPower is to help the city council achieve its target of net zero emissions “well before” 2045, working in collaboration on a range of programmes. That includes the decarbonisation of …

Mercedes-Benz Targets Carbon Neutral Fleet by 2039

Mercedes-Benz has set a target to ensure its new passenger car fleet is carbon neutral by 2039. It has also committed to ensure plug-in hybrids or all-electric vehicles (EVs) make up more than 50% of its car sales by 2030 under its ‘Ambition2039’ initiative. The car manufacturer said it is …

ABB Unveils Its First Carbon-Neutral Factory

At its site in Lüdenscheid, in the presence of Nico Rosberg, ABB shows how the sustainable energy transition can succeed with digital energy management. With its “Mission to Zero”, the leader in digital technology drives the transition from fossil fuels. After a two-year design and construction phase, as part of …

World Bank Launches New Fund to Support ‘Climate-Smart’ Mining for Low Carbon Tech

The World Bank has launched what is claimed to be the first ever fund dedicated to making mining for the low carbon energy transition “climate-smart” and sustainable. The Climate-Smart Mining Facility, targeting a total investment of $50 million (£38.2m), will support the sustainable extraction and processing of minerals and metals …

Shell to Invest $300m to Offset Carbon Emissions

Royal Dutch Shell has committed to invest $300 million (£230m) over the next three years in projects that help offset carbon emissions. It will fund large-scale forest projects in Indonesia, Peru and the US as part of its strategy to act on climate change and will contribute to the energy …

EVs Made Up Almost 60% of Norway’s New Car Sales in March

More than half of the passenger cars sold in Norway during March were electric. New statistics released by the Norwegian Road Federation show the market share for electric vehicles (EVs) hit 58.4% for the month, breaking the halfway barrier for the first time ever. The share of EVs in total …