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Climate change action: electric cars make sense only if powered by renewable energy

Guardian 7th Oct 2017, As one of the UK’s renewable energy chiefs has pointed out, electric cars
won’t tackle climate change if they run off fossil fuels.

Matthew Wright, managing director of Dong Energy UK, said that although plug-in cars could
cut local air pollution, it would be a “pyrrhic victory” if they
increased greenhouse gases from coal and gas power stations.

“The fit between renewable energy and electric is a natural [one],” he argued.
E.ON, one of the big-six energy suppliers, agrees: its dedicated new
electric car tariff is supplied with 100% renewable power.

Put simply, the greener the electricity mix, the greener your electric car.

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October 9, 2017 - Posted by | general

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