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Policy report: how to accelerate the green transition

The government must do more to drive the switch to electric cars

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Governments are paying more attention to the climate crisis. Donald Trump, a man who has described climate change as “mythical,” will leave the White House in January. His replacement, Joe Biden, has pledged to rejoin the Paris Agreement and enact legislation to reduce emissions—aiming, among other things, to make US electricity production carbon free by 2035.

Closer to home, the UK finally hosts the rescheduled COP26 climate conference in Glasgow in November after a year-long delay caused by the pandemic. (The danger of the immediate crisis distracting from the climate emergency is summed up in the temporary repurposing…

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