The best car of 2013 is… the Renault ZOE

And the best car of 2013 is.. the Renault ZOE (Image: Renault)
And the best car of 2013 is.. the Renault ZOE (Image: Renault)

The FleetDirectory.co.uk website (“the online home for fleet managers and company car drivers”) has announced its nominations for, and winner, of the accolade for best car of 2013.

Vehicles considered included the new Range Rover, Renault Captur, Ford EcoSport, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, BMW i3/4 Series/X5, Volvo D6 plugin hybrid, Mazda6, Renault Clio, Ford Fiesta, a brace of Dacias, Skoda Octavia, Citroen C4 Picasso, Mercedes E-Class, and many others.

And the winner is….

But best car of the year in 2013? There’s only one that stands out and it’s a small car that I think will have a big impact.

It’s great to drive, cheap to own and has more flair than New Year’s Eve fireworks party. My car of 2013 is: the Renault ZOE.”

Full article here.

Climate Change 2013 Roundup

SKS Toon of the Week 24/11/13 (Image: SkepticalScience.com)
SKS Toon of the Week 24/11/13 (Image: SkepticalScience.com)

It has been some time since my last Climate Change Catch-Up, so this is effectively a roundup of climate-related news stories from most of 2013. It is a selection of the articles that I thought most interesting or thought provoking from the dozens I read each week, arranged by month of publication.

 

December

A Personal Carbon Footprint Calculation (see also WWF Footprint Calculator and Carbon Footprint Calculator)

Exhausted civil society ‘silent’ on climate change

Obama and Climate Change: The Real Story

 

November

Learning How to Die in the Anthropocene

 

October

Wall Street Demands Answers From Fossil Fuel Producers on ‘Unburnable’ Carbon

Smoking Kills, so does Climate Change

What are the potential impacts of climate change for the UK?

 

September

Living in Climate Truth

UN urges global response to scientific evidence that climate change is human-induced

Climate report 2013: Your guide to the big questions

Going All In with Renewable Energy

Global Warming Is Very Real

Our Fossil-Fueled Future

 

May

Watch 62 Years of Global Warming in 13 Seconds

99 One-Liners Rebutting Denier Talking Points

Slaying the “Zombies” of Climate Science:

 

April

Climate change inspires a new literary genre: cli-fi

Martin Luther King And The Call To Direct Action On Climate

 

March

A sensitive matter

Price Of Carbon:

 

February

The Case for Fossil-Fuel Divestment