Electric rickshaws, other electric vehicles could help India move away from fossil fuels

More students could travel on electric rickshaws like this under India's new policies and efforts to go electric.Image: RAJAT GUPTA/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock An all-electric rickshaw or three-wheeled vehicle may soon be more of the norm on streets in India — a country with a massive 1.3 billion population and a dependency on…

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How a Tory PM faced a Rees-Mogg in 1993

In the Lords, the former Conservative Prime Minister Baroness Thatcher said that the treaty would “diminish democracy and increase bureaucracy”. Lord Rees-Mogg went to court to stop the Maastricht treaty from becoming UK law – but judges supported the government’s position, on all the issues. “The outcome was even better…

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Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in…

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