Report: Plug-ins would increase CO2 emissions in England
Are plug-in hybrids the key to global warming?
Absolutely not if coal is the source of plug-in electricity.
However, could coal-powered plug-in hybrids help reduce CO2 emissions as other clean technologies are added as power-generation sources?
That largely depends upon where one lives and a number of the factors, including whom you ask.
However, according to the UK's Environmental Transport Association, plug-in vehicles in England could actually "speed climate change" if coal is not replaced with alternative energy sources.