I am a writer and editor in the Corporate Communications department of ABB. I have worked as a journalist and communicator in Switzerland, Britain, North America and South Africa, and am interested in how technology affects the lives of ordinary people.

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China looks serious about moving towards a low-carbon economy

The recent US-China agreement on carbon emissions was greeted with scepticism, but China appears to have set itself firmly on a path to a low-carbon future.

Technological innovation is the new zeitgeist, and our best hope of saving the planet

To save the planet, we thought society would have to make lifestyle sacrifices. Instead, we turned to innovation

Cities should become low-carbon zones

European Mobility Week encourages cities to improve air quality – with good reason. Vehicle emissions kill more people than pollution from any other source.

The age of the electric vehicle is dawning

After being massively over-hyped and then written off as wishful thinking, electric vehicles (EVs) are now coming of age

The tools to tackle climate change are at our fingertips

The developed world has both the means and the technology to bring carbon emissions under control. It should lead by example.

The greening of America

Since America lost the dubious honor of being the world’s biggest polluter to China in 2006, its carbon emissions have fallen to levels last seen in the mid-1990s

A homage to the humble bus

The world may be in thrall to clever cars, stylish trams and high-speed trains, but in my humble opinion there’s no mode of transport that beats the good old bus.

Fossil fuels have unfair advantage over renewables on US capital markets

Investors in the US energy market have good reason to put their money into fossil fuels but little incentive to invest in renewables
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