Alan Simpson: Norway and the Netherlands have already legislated to end the production of fossil fuel vehicles by 2025. Germany is pushing for this to be an EU-wide policy by 2030. And a flotilla of international cities are aiming to get there before their national governments. Shame no-one has told Hammond and Theresa May. Across Europe and North America there are cities filling their skylines with solar panels that will feed urban networks of electric vehicle (EV) charging points. In France and California you cannot construct a new building that doesn’t have clean energy generation in (or on) it. Others are looking at storing wind surpluses into hydrogen fuel cells to power the next generation of hydrogen powered vehicles — with oxygen as the gas coming out of exhaust pipes. The whole of Sweden’s public-sector vehicles will soon run on biofuels reclaimed from their own waste streams.
Morning Star 16th March 2017 read more »