Items tagged with zero-emission

There’s definitely a chicken-and-egg problem with getting zero-emission electric cars on the road in that people are reluctant to invest in one if there aren’t many places to charge the things. Unless there is a sufficient number of charging stations here and there, electric car owners simply can’t drive their vehicles very far without running out of juice. The governors of eight states--New York, California, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Oregon, Maryland, Rhode Island, and Vermont--have collectively agreed to change that by building more charging stations and developing other infrastructure... Read more...
Developers in the UK have introduced the world’s first zero-emission home, which could set the environmental standard for new homes of the future. The two-bedroom house features solar panels, water efficiency gimmicks such as rainwater collection, and a biomass boiler, which would run on organic fuels. Its advanced insulation ensures that it loses 60% less heat than contemporary homes. What is the significance of a carbon neutral home? According to BBC, about 25% of carbon emissions come from homes in the UK, which means that homes are a significant source of greenhouse gases. Moreover, in March... Read more...