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Airlines not using enough green planes

Today 12:00pm - Airlines are failing to take up the most efficient planes in sufficient numbers to make a significant dent in their carbon dioxide emissions, says a new study.

Maersk has idea to slash ship emissions

Friday - The world's biggest shipping company, Maersk, wants to slash its carbon emissions to zero by developing a new kind of container ship to ply the oceans.

Polite applause for e-cars, but fans go ga-ga over Gladiator

4 Dec 18 - Car makers served notice at the Los Angeles motor show that they're going electric, and introduced a few new models to some applause. But the lustiest cheers were for something else: the massive new Jeep Gladiator.

Cruise ship captain fined for using dirty fuel

27 Nov 18 - The captain of a cruise ship found to be burning fuel with excessive sulphur levels has been fined €100,000 ($NZ166,000) in a Marseille court, the first such ruling in France.

Hydrogen is back in the energy picture

14 Nov 18 - As the price of renewable energy drops and storage technologies mature, hydrogen fuel is drawing fresh attention.

Air NZ paves way for electric aircraft

9 Nov 18 - Air New Zealand is preparing the way to operate hybrid planes on its domestic regional routes.

Govt backs electric trains on main trunk line

31 Oct 18 - Electric locomotives are to stay on the main trunk line.


Global effort to cut ship emissions stalls

30 Oct 18 - The International Maritime Organisation agreed this year to cut greenhouse gas emissions 50 per cent by 2050, but its members are struggling to agree on how to get there.

Dealers get the word on electric vehicles

26 Oct 18 - Need help deciding whether or not to buy an electric vehicle?

Dyson to take vacuum cleaners to the next level - electric cars

26 Oct 18 - British vacuum cleaner king James Dyson is building an automotive factory in Singapore where his company will assemble its first electric car.

Few of our councillors vote electric for mayoral motor

15 Oct 18 - The nation’s mayors might on the front line for dealing with the impacts of climate change, but that doesn’t mean they’re going carbon-neutral in their choice of mayoral car.

Scrapping grants for hybrid cars 'astounding'

15 Oct 18 - Incentives for consumers to buy hybrid and electric cars rather than diesel or petrol alternatives have been slashed by the UK government, adding thousands of pounds to the price of a new...

A million electric vehicles in the US. So what?

15 Oct 18 - Sometime this month, a million electric vehicles will have been sold in the United States. But does it matter?

Mazda picks up the pace in electric vehicles

4 Oct 18 - Mazda has laid out plans to revamp its product line-up, saying that all its vehicles will come with electric power by 2030.

VESPA VETO: Why Genoa is moving to ban its icon of cool

4 Oct 18 - Nothing symbolises Italian urban chic quite like the Vespa. But in the city that gave birth to them, the diehards suddenly have a fight on their hands because of pollution.

Uber puts $10m into sustainable transport

3 Oct 18 - Uber has announced a $10 million investment over the next three years in sustainable mobility.

The thing with electric cars is selling them

2 Oct 18 - Electric cars are poised to arrive en masse in European showrooms after years of hyped concept-car launches. The trick now is selling them at a profit.

Cargo ship pioneers passage through Arctic

1 Oct 18 - A Danish-flagged cargo ship has successfully passed through the Russian Arctic, in a trial voyage showing that melting sea ice could potentially open a new trade route from Europe to Asia.

‘Circle of five’ carmakers under EU cartel probe

20 Sep 18 - The European Commission's anti-competition team is looking into BMW, Daimler and the VW group for allegedly limiting the roll-out of technology meant to clean up car emissions.


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