European holiday 2035

It’s just after 5pm on Friday in late July 2035. You’re driving home from work in your electric car. It’s peaceful – more cars than ever run on a quiet battery, too.

It was a good week. You’re two months into an apprenticeship programme learning how to maintain wind turbines. Things were pretty rough for a few years after the factory where you used to make parts for internal combustion engines laid you off because the government banned new fossil-fuelled cars. But now you’ve joined a scheme that helps people find jobs in green industries…