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We may be underestimating just how bad carbon-belching SUVs are for the climate – and for our health

Australia’s love for fuel-hungry and fuel-inefficient SUVs is hampering our ability to bring transport emissions down. SUVs make up half of all new car...

The surprising history of how electric vehicles have played the long game and won

Image: An electric cab drives past the White House in Washington DC in 1905. Wikimedia Commons Electric vehicles, we are often told, are the future. A...

It’ll be impossible to replace fossil fuels with renewables by 2050, unless we cut our energy consumption

Image: Shutterstock Energy consumption – whether its heating your home, driving, oil refining or liquefying natural gas – is responsible for around 82% of Australia’s greenhouse...

Who’s holding back electric cars in Australia? We’ve long known the answer – and it’s time to clear the road

Image: Paul Miller/AAP New analysis this week found strong fuel efficiency standards would have saved Australia A$5.9 billion in fuel costs and emissions equal to...

Beyond electric cars: how electrifying trucks, buses, tractors and scooters will help tackle climate change

Image: Shutterstock When you think of an electric vehicle, chances are you’ll picture a car. But there’s a quiet revolution going on in transport. It...

How climate-friendly is an electric car? It all comes down to where you live

Image: Shutterstock If you’re thinking about buying an electric vehicle, whether due to soaring fuel prices or to lower your greenhouse gas emissions, where you...