A sign on the forecourt of a petrol station in London on October 1 as Britons resort to panic buying. By 2050, 86 per cent of all cars need to be electric, according to the IEA, compared with 1 per cent today. Photo: Bloomberg
A sign on the forecourt of a petrol station in London on October 1 as Britons resort to panic buying. By 2050, 86 per cent of all cars need to be electric, according to the IEA, compared with 1 per cent today. Photo: Bloomberg
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Getting to net zero is going to be a brutal slog. Are we ready to make the drastic changes needed?

  • Rocketing fossil fuel prices worldwide make it clear the transition to sustainability is going to be messier and more costly than we think
  • Political leaders need the will to make unpopular decisions, and consumers will have to make significant lifestyle changes

A sign on the forecourt of a petrol station in London on October 1 as Britons resort to panic buying. By 2050, 86 per cent of all cars need to be electric, according to the IEA, compared with 1 per cent today. Photo: Bloomberg
A sign on the forecourt of a petrol station in London on October 1 as Britons resort to panic buying. By 2050, 86 per cent of all cars need to be electric, according to the IEA, compared with 1 per cent today. Photo: Bloomberg
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