Clean transport advocates point out £30bn price tag for railway electrification is in the same ball park as budget for road building
'You don't fight a war because you can afford it - you fight a war because you can't afford not to - We can't afford not to fight the war on climate change'
Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced £794m investment package over the weekend in two rail routes that closed 50 years ago, but campaigners have criticised the plans for relying on diesel engines
A new report from McKinsey predicts global fossil fuel demand 'will never return to its pre-pandemic growth curve', but warns the world is still on track to badly miss its climate goals
Rail electrification would bring many benefits and doesn't have to be expensive, argues Lib Dem transport spokesperson Baroness Randerson
But BloombergNEF analysis highlights gaping holes where supportive policies are needed to spur widespread decarbonisation towards net zero
An initiative exploring the feasibility of using community-owned renewable energy technologies to electrify Welsh train lines has won a grant of £110,000