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Only 3min flight, but Canada claims first for electric plane

12 Dec 19 - A plane billed as the first commercial aircraft running entirely on electricity has taken to the skies in Canada.

NZ will sign new ship emissions pact

5 Dec 19 - New Zealand will sign up to new international maritime regulations to reduce ship emissions and lift air quality around ports and harbours.

Coffee, tea, or a bite of me?

5 Dec 19 - Air New Zealand has begun trialling edible coffee cups with customers in the air and on the ground.

Toyota tests the water on hydrogen vehicles

27 Nov 19 - Toyota New Zealand says it is testing the New Zealand market for hydrogen vehicles as part of a drive to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

You can care about the climate and still drive an SUV ... I do

26 Nov 19 - According to a recent report, SUVs are the second-biggest cause of the rise in global carbon dioxide emissions during the past decade.

Can carbon offsets tackle airlines’ emissions problem?

21 Nov 19 - Not everyone is convinced that climate sins can be absolved through projects based on simple carbon accounting.

DIRTY SECRETS: Space camera tells tale of shipping pollution

20 Nov 19 - Exhausts from dirty heavy oils used in ships leave a telltale trail of such dense cloud that they can be tracked from space.


IEA points finger at gas-guzzling SUVs

15 Nov 19 - The world’s thirst for oil will continue to grow over the next two decades, with climate-damaging emissions climbing until at least 2040, the IEA says.

Drivers love their e-cars, says BMW

12 Nov 19 - BMW has called for European policymakers to roll out electric vehicles on a massive scale, saying its customers are turning to e-cars - and loving them.

Behind the wheel of a hydrogen car

6 Nov 19 - Why is the clean, green hydrogen technology lagging far behind the hybrid and all-electric sectors of the car industry?

Volvo lands biggest order for e-buses

6 Nov 19 - Volvo Buses has received the largest single order for electric buses in Europe.

Why driverless cars won’t deliver a transport revolution

21 Oct 19 - The breathless hype around driverless electric vehicles once promised an urban transport “revolution”.

'A DEADLY PROBLEM': Should SUVs be banned from cities?

9 Oct 19 - SUVs are a paradox. While many people buy them to feel safer, they are statistically less safe than regular cars.

Denmark wants to rid Europe of fossil-fueled cars

9 Oct 19 - Denmark, backed by 10 other European Union countries, has called for a strategy to phase out diesel and petrol cars by 2030.

Business slow to take up offsetting airline travel

30 Sep 19 - Most New Zealand businesses are not offsetting greenhouse gas emissions from flights, Air New Zealand says.

Shippers see zero-emissions vessels by 2030

24 Sep 19 - Zero-emissions shipping will be a commercial reality by the end of next decade, according to a pledge JUST made by shipping giants.

Twice as many planes in 20 years, warns Airbus

20 Sep 19 - The number of commercial aircraft in operation will more than double in the next 20 years to 48,000 planes worldwide, Airbus has forecast.

CAR WARS: Oil industry v electric vehicles

18 Sep 19 - Electric vehicles could make up nearly half the fleet of passenger cars and trucks by 2040. But oil and gas companies are striking back.

Lifting the lid of aviation's black box

16 Sep 19 - One of the world’s most important institutions in the fight against climate change is also one of the UN’s most opaque.


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