Why Electric Cars Will Not Help Fight Global Warming

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Driving electric cars and scrapping your natural gas-fired boiler won’t make a dent in global carbon emissions, and may even increase pollution levels.

The reduction in emissions from the likes of electric vehicles will be offset by the increased use of power plants to charge them.

In order to significantly reduce harmful pollution by 2040, electrification will have to form part of a comprehensive package of policies to reduce power sector carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency, the Paris-based body that advises nations on energy policy said.

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