Government ‘should scrap VAT on EVs to accelerate adoption’

That’s the suggestion from Jack Cousens, Head of Roads Policy at The AA, who spoke to ELN at the launch of the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce Report earlier this week

Germany to pay out around €40bn in coal phaseout plan

The country aims to end coal power by 2038 at the latest and will compensate utilities, mines and state governments when it does so

Brexit ‘can prove a catalyst for decarbonisation and driving EV adoption’

That’s the suggestion from George Freeman MP, Minister of State at the Department for Transport, who spoke at the release of a new report published by the Electric Vehicle Energy Taskforce

US airline JetBlue Airways to go ‘carbon neutral’ on domestic flights

The company says it will offset jet fuel emissions from its flights within the US and promises to use sustainable fuel to power planes flying to different countries in the future

Quorn leads climate diet charge with carbon labelling

It aims to help consumers make more informed choices about the sustainability and climate impact of the food they eat

New £5m satellite data centre steps up fight against climate change

The project is seeking 50 ‘outstanding candidates’ from environmental science, maths, physics, engineering and computer science disciplines to undertake a PhD in the innovation centre

Zero Emission Zone: Polluting car drivers in Oxford city centre face £10 charge

Those who fail to pay the charge could be fined up to £120 under the proposals.

First commercial electric plane test is a flying success

Harbour Air and magniX worked together to create the ePlane, a six-passenger DHC-2 de Havilland Beaver retrofitted with a 560kW ‘magni500’ propulsion system

What were your favourite stories of 2019?

It’s been a busy year for the energy sector and an equally busy year for Energy Live News – watch the video for a quick run-through of the year’s most-clicked stories and films

Pricing carbon ‘crucial to getting emissions down’

That’s according to Michael Azlen, Founder and CEO of Carbon Cap, who told ELN the climate crisis is now at a point where ‘every policy lever needs to be pulled’