Did you know that cars can be both high-performance and climate-friendly? Electric vehicles are being increasingly used in motorsports such as rally driving, because they’re fast, efficient, and emit three times less CO2 than conventional combustion engines.
From cheaper public transport to better insulation in your home, there are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint. But how can you have a say on the most effective solutions decided at European level?
With the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow now over, you might be wondering what impact the decisions taken there will have on you. We asked two climate experts fresh from Glasgow to give us their take.
Did you know that driving can be green? Electric cars are better for you and for the planet as they emit fewer greenhouse gases and don’t pollute the air. So why not make the switch from diesel or petrol to electric?
This November, expect to see headline after headline focusing on COP26. We’re told that the event could be a game-changer for the climate, but before we delve into what’s up for discussion, let’s try and clear up the basics. What is COP26? Who will be there? And why’s it so important?
Our towns and cities may be becoming friendlier to cyclists and pedestrians, but many of us still choose to take the car over the bus, the bicycle or our own two feet. Why?
Petrol and diesel cars dominate European cities, and with them come problems ranging from air pollution to traffic jams, safety issues and noise. Improving public transport is one way to fight this, but making cities safer and more pleasant for walkers and cyclists is the other piece of the puzzle.
This summer, we have experienced devastating effects of extreme weather in Europe – from floods in Belgium and Germany to forest fires in Greece. Such catastrophic events are becoming increasingly frequent due to the climate crisis and changing weather patterns.
September usually means the return to school and work after the summer. Although working from home is still the rule for many, others will find the daily commute a regular feature of their lives once again.
From the record-breaking heat dome in the Pacific Northwest and the wildfires that followed, to the deadly floods in Europe and rainfall-induced landslides in India, extreme weather has frequently hit the headlines in 2021.