Nissan LEAF Confirmed as UK’s Fastest Growing Small Family Car

The Nissan LEAF is the UK’s fastest growing small family car, the automaker said this week, with sales of the all-electric vehicle (EV) last month reaching over double their November 2015 levels. According to Nissan, sales of the LEAF accounted for 47 per cent of all electric car sales in …

France to Require ‘Clean Stickers’ on Vehicles in High Pollution Areas

French motorists in high pollution areas will be required to display a “clean sticker” on their vehicle from January to combat pollution that has created a cloud of noxious smog in Paris and other cities. The six differently coloured Crit’Air (air criteria) stickers will be large enough for the police …

Shell to Link Executive Bonuses to Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, has unveiled plans to link a slice of executive bonuses to its performance in curbing greenhouse gas emissions in response to shareholder pressure for it to better prepare for the low-carbon transition. Shell’s chief executive Ben van Beurden announced the move in an interview with …

Tesla, SolarCity Merger Approved by Shareholders

Shareholders approved the $2.6 billion bid by Tesla Motors to buy SolarCity, paving the way for the clean energy giant to become a one-stop shop for electric vehicles, rooftop solar and energy storage. “I think your faith will be rewarded,” Elon Musk said after the merger was approved by 85 …

Policies are critical for the invisible fuel

Though 2015 was a record year for renewables, there is another energy technology that is making steady – but quiet – progress in limiting greenhouse gas emissions: energy efficiency. Managing how much energy we use is a vital tool in the fight against climate change. IEA analysis shows that on …

DOE Charts Show Why Climate Doom and Gloom Isn’t Needed

A new report from the US Department of Energy paints a bright picture for our prospects to cut carbon pollution and prevent the most dangerous levels of climate change. The report looked at recent changes in costs and deployment of five key clean energy technologies: wind, residential solar, utility-scale solar, …