Posts tagged Clean energy
Electric vehicles: Not all they're 'charged up' to be?

The electric car, designed to reduce emissions that are detrimental to our health (such as noxious gases), and our environment (CO2, most infamously), is an increasingly feasible alternative solution to the typical gasoline or diesel vehicle. Electric cars are becoming increasingly popular amongst drivers and fleets alike, and companies are taking advantage of incentives to convince customers to make the switch to electric vehicles. British Columbia is a province that has taken the initiative to provide some of these incentives; for example, the 'BC Scrap It' program offers a $3000 incentive. Although many people view the electric car as the best option to help reduce emissions, new research shows that this might not be the case, as total emissions will most likely not decrease. Why is this the case? Well, it largely depends on where this electricity comes from, and also where people live.

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