Can the government increase our road capacity without harming climate change goals?

Congested road

We’ve talked about the governments climate change goals several times on this blog, with policies such as CERT, ECO and the Green Deal designed to reduce the energy consumption of our homes.

With such a seemingly eco-friendly government, many are surprised to learn that the government want to increase the number of cars on the roads.

The following article originally appeared on the excellent Carbon Brief website.

You can read the original version here.

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Solar Roadways (Video)

Solar Roadways

What if all of our roads were covered in solar panels? That was the question asked by Scott and Julie Brushaw, and electrical engineer and a counselor from the US state of Idaho. They decided to find out by making a prototype, and next thing they knew they were being given funding by the Federal Highway Administration and had people like Google and NASA paying attention to them. Watch the videos below to find out more.

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