With the countries of the Paris Agreement carrying out their own projects to reduce carbon emissions, the complexity of solving the transfer from fossil fuel to renewable energy is continuing to occupy government and industry alike. Looking only at the automotive industry, one can be excused for thinking that here are a large number of stakeholders, interconnected companies with their own links to external suppliers and consumers - all of whom will be affected in some way by the inevitable decisions of governments to regulate, and even discontinue, road vehicles which are harmful to the environment.
Not from any altruistic point of view will these decisions be made - no, but it seems evident that partner countries take their responsibilities very seriously, and will meet their carbon targets by whatever means they have at their disposal. The automotive industry possibly stands alone as the example of a 'patient in dire straits'. To find out a little of what industry has in mind, check out this recent article. In a separate development the U.K. government makes an investment of £20 million to help the development of electric vehicles which are capable of their own input to the grid. Other countries are also taking steps to encourage electric plug in vehicles. Not before time.
This blog was started by the Monday Group - which was set up in April 2016. Each item contains a link back to its source, where more information can be found. Comments are welcome