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Countries that have already stated ambitions of future bans of fossil fuel cars include China, India, France, Britain, Norway and Germany. Initially, most of these ambitious countries have determined goals by which all auto sales in these countries will be required to be electric vehicles or hybrids,the earliest of which is Norway requiring all autos sold by 2025 to be zero emission vehicles.
Other countries also share the goal of dramatically increasing electric vehicles on their city streets. In that light, two other countries with a goal of mandating electric auto sales, in this case required by 2040, include France and Britain, with the additional British goal that by 2050 all cars on the national streets will be required to have zero emissions. There are at least eight other countries that have stated potential targets of gaining electric cars and zero emissions, while the goal is not yet solid; Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Korea and Spain.

Additionally, a global movement is gaining momentum toward required zero emissions and carbon neutrality in the generation of electricity in certain countries. Over the past decade, there have been four nations openly in the race for carbon neutrality, a net zero carbon footprint or zero carbon emissions: Iceland, New Zealand, Norway and Costa Rica. With electric cars to help with those steps, the additional nations that will be requiring zero emissions nationwide will add to the worldwide growth of carbon neutrality. In addition to the changes in transportation, there will be updates to energy production and industrial processes to reduce carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions for improvement of the national and global environment.
Cities with the ambition of moving toward zero emissions, have set goals to go completely fossil fuel free in their vehicles. Oslo, Norway and Madrid, Spain have stated an initial goal of fossil fuel free vehicles for new cars by 2019, with Paris and London stating a goal of 2020. Copenhagen and Athens have presented a goal of 2025, then Hamburg with a goal of 2035.
Additional cities that have presented similar goals include: Chengdu City, Brussels, Mexico City, Vancouver and New York City. While the specific dates may not have been set as of yet, urban planners have worked inside these cities to help work toward construction and planning of bike paths and pedestrian traffic that will limit the large amount of car roads previously there.
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Many US states are still 100% committed to the commitments made in 2015 in Paris. US states that are on the Eastern and Western coasts, where the greatest access to renewable energy resources exists for homes and businesses, have made the biggest GHG reduction commitments.
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Countries and Cities Advancing Toward Ban of Fossil Fuel Cars...Steps Toward Carbon Neutrality
Over the past couple of decades, we have seen the development of hybrid and electric cars, and the ability of the automotive industry to start working toward the minimization of fossil-fuel burning. While there are many technological developments worldwide ...
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The US state of California is determined to push forward into the low carbon economy of the future, and President* Trump is just as determined to pull it back.
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Greenhouse Gas and Carbon Emission Reduction Goals: The Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) Worldwide
Unfortunately, the Trump Adminyseems to have little concern for the environment. All commitments made by Obama Administration for the Paris Climate Accord are now null and void now that toxic Trump backed out of the international agreement, which now includ...
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There is much to benefit financially with the installation of solar energy systems both in the long, and short-term, in addition to the many benefits of using solar energy to the environment, versus using fossil fuel based energy.
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Top three sustainability stories for Feb. 26-March 4
  The top three sustainability stories for the week of February 26: https://www.power-technology.com/news/ge-renewable-energy-build-powerful-offshore-wind-turbine-haliade-x/  “ GE Renewable Energy has revealed its plan to build a new powerful offshore wind ...
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Countries and Cities Advancing Toward Ban of Fossil Fuel Cars...Steps Toward Carbon Neutrality
Over the past couple of decades, we have seen the development of hybrid and electric cars, and the ability of the automotive industry to start working toward the minimization of fossil-fuel burning. While there are many technological developments worldwide ...
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