July 29 Energy News

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Opinion:

¶ “Electric trucks and vans cut pollution faster than cars” • The clock may be ticking for petrol and diesel-powered cars, but it’s vans, trucks and buses that are driving the electric vehicle revolution on the world’s roads. The larger vehicles are far bigger polluters than cars, and the need to switch the fleets over to electric power is greater. [BBC News]

Electric garbage truck in Sacramento (Electrek image)

¶ “Al Gore Returns with an Ever-More Inconvenient Truth” • An Inconvenient Truth was released in 2006. Since then more polar ice has melted, and global temperature and carbon dioxide levels have climbed. Hurricanes are growing stronger, droughts more intense and flooding more extensive. And Al Gore has an urgent, but hopeful, message. [Scientific American]

Science and Technology:

¶ The western US is ablaze as the wildfire season has gotten off to an intense start. More than…

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