Air pollution, not just carbon dioxide abatement, was the motivation for India’s recent announcement that petroleum-powered cars will be forbidden in 13 years.
The human cost of air pollution in the world’s most populated country is estimated to be 1.2m deaths per year, and city pollution is a major contributor.
Petroleum companies are watching closely as oil prices are currently at a six-month low, falling below US$50/barrel, with the potential to fall even lower in the coming months.
Image: Current rush-hour traffic in Delhi. By NOMAD / CC-BY 2.0
This story is taken from the 16 June 2017 edition of The Warren Centre’s Prototype newsletter. Sign up for the Prototype here.