25 April 2009 (Electric cars)
The UK plans to promote electric cars to reduce CO2 emissions. It is a good plan, provided the electricity isn't made by burning coal.
The UK just announced that any new coal plants will have to sequester a significant fraction of their carbon output from the outset. (Other articles say this will be 1/5 or 1/4 of the output.)
This is a significant step, since it requires "clean coal" rhetoric to be at partly implemented as reality. But coal plants will still contribute much more to global warming than renewable electric generation. The rest of their polluution, including radioactive dust that gets into people's lungs, will also continue to be substantial.