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If You Think Electric Cars Will Save the Planet, Think Again

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So you think Climate Change will be beaten one Tesla, one Chevy Volt at a time?
Time to think again.
Even if the ambitious targets of the world's biggest economies are met, and internal combustion engines give way to electric or other zero-emission vehicles by 2040, the total impact on global carbon dioxide emissions will be minimal, according to a new study released Tuesday.
The International Energy Agency, a Paris-based think tank, said in its annual review of long-term megatrends in global energy that soaring electricity demand around the world will ensure that CO2 levels keep rising...
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