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UK power crisis – entirely the fault of regulators and ministers

We are heading high speed into an energy train wreck with a perfect storm of bad luck, bad policy and plain bad decision making. Let’s list the key ingredients for this recipe of disaster. Rush to switch to low carbon generation. Slashing gas storage facilities. Outlawing fracking. No new nuclear power plants operational. Additional fees …

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Electric car chargers to be required in all new house and office builds in England

THE UK GOVERNMENT will introduce legislation to include electric vehicle charging points on all new-build homes and offices in England, it has been confirmed. In response to a question in the House of Commons this week, Rachel Maclean MP, under secretary of state for transport, said the government will publish its consultation response on requiring all …

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New Indian firm Ola launch stunning and beautiful 70 mph electric scooter

For months Ola Electric has shared pre-launch images of its upcoming EV scooter, and this week finally officially launched. The results look stunning with the initial images and prices for the now orderable, in India, Ola S1 and S1 Pro. Produced locally in Ola’s giant electric scooter mega-factory with a planned capacity of 10 million …

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Government comes to realize that Hydrogen is not the answer to home boiler replacement conundrum

A GOVERNMENT-BACKED push to heat millions of homes using hydrogen boilers risks increasing carbon emissions and speeding up global warming, a new academic paper suggests, in a blow for Boris Johnson’s green agenda. Clueless ministers are scrambling to shore up a key part of the country’s net zero carbon strategy after the findings in a …

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US Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill flush with pork and with billions for EV charging networks and grants

The Senate yesterday, Tuesday, 10 Aug, passed a huge $1 trillion infrastructure bill that would establish the first nationwide EV charging network. The bill includes $7.5 billion to install charging stations along the nation’s highways and $7.5 billion for zero-emission buses. The passage was seen as a bipartisan win for President Joe Biden, with 19 …

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