• Question: Seeing as you work in renewable energy, how long do you think it will be before all vehicles on our roads are powered by renewable energy?

    Asked by AbiG to Tom on 17 Jul 2021.
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      Tom Kitching answered on 21 Jun 2021:

      For all vehicles to be powered by renewable energy, our entire National Grid would have to be powered by renewable energy, as most cars are plugged in at homes which receive their power from the National Grid. Although good strides have been taken to generate more renewable energy, there are still too many companies who choose to produce electricity using non-renewable sources. The government will have to enforce large fines and bans on the burning of fossil fuels, or give companies incentives to produce via renewable energy to push this along.
      As there is still so much to change, this is probably at least 20 years away, unless something drastically changes, or an environmental event occurs that forces this to happen sooner.
      I know that’s a very vague answer, but its a difficult question. Hopefully, you can be part of that change, that can change the future and push renewable energy!