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 …

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Wireless Chargers for Electric Taxis in Oslo

Oslo is to become the first city to enable wireless charging technology for electric taxis. Clean energy company Fortum is working with the city of Oslo and US firm Momentum Dynamics to build a wireless fast charging infrastructure for taxis in the Norwegian capital. The project will use induction technology, …

Oslo Adding 70 Electric Buses This Year

Oslo, Norway is the capital environmental city for Europe in 2019 and is dedicated to becoming a zero emissions city by 2030. So it is fitting that it is adding 70 electric buses to its public transportation fleet this year. Several electric buses have been operating in the city for …

Reduced Deforestation in Indonesia Triggers Carbon Payment from Norway

Indonesia can now receive payments from Norway after the Southeast Asian country reduced emissions from deforestation. It will be the first payment for reducing around 4.8 million tons of carbon emissions under the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative between the two countries that started in 2010. It is divided …

What Does ’12 Years to Save the Planet’ Really Mean?

It’s a number that’s been thrown around a lot recently. There’s a danger it will be misunderstood. When I wrote about a report suggesting the pace of decarbonization needs to treble, I also mentioned the recent IPCC report which has garnered various versions of the following headline: “We have 12 …

Taxing Carbon May Sound Like a Good Idea But Does It Work?

Exxon Mobil is backing a proposal to tax oil, gas and coal companies for the carbon they emit and redistribute the money raised that way to all Americans. It’s also giving a group urging Washington to enact a tax on carbon US$1 million to advocate for this policy. The carbon …

We Have 12 years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe, Warns UN

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people. The authors …