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 is a guest article which originally appeared on the excellent Carbon Brief website.

You can read the original version here.

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The Energiewende: Renewable Energy In Germany

German solar panels

The recent British heatwave has created a surge in demand for solar PV installations, according to this recent report. On a good day we are able to meet about 2% of the UK’s energy demand with solar power. Doesn’t sound too bad, until you realise that Germany are churning out a meaty 5%, and have big plans to generate 20% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2020.

The in-depth article below is used with permission from The Carbon Brief. You can read the original version here.

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