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Climate change brings turbulent times to air travel

Today 9:00am - From rising temperatures preventing take-off to rising seas flooding runways, aviation needs to adapt to changes already grounding flights around the world.

Yoogo is a-go-go in Christchurch

Friday - The Southern Hemisphere’s biggest deployment of pure-battery electric cars has been launched in Christchurch.

Hydrogen could be the fuel to finish off the fossils

14 Feb 18 - The surplus electricity from solar and wind power gives hydrogen the chance to replace oil and gas.

Drones deliver the goods ... and clean the atmosphere

14 Feb 18 - Delivering parcels by drone could help to cut carbon emissions.

Electric flying taxi has lots of engines ... and lots of money

5 Feb 18 - A California company developing a multi-engined electric air taxi has just received $100 million in venture funding from several major outfits, including Toyota.

These cargo ships will draw power from solid solar sails

2 Feb 18 - A Japanese company is moving ahead with plans to equip ocean-going cargo ships with rigid sails embedded with solar panels.

Ryanair makes pledge to become plastics free

2 Feb 18 - Irish airline Ryanair has vowed to eliminate use of nonrecyclable plastics on aircraft and at head offices and bases.


HOT NEWS: Mustard seeds help to power breakthrough flight

1 Feb 18 - A Qantas aircraft powered partly by mustard seeds has made the first biofuel flight between Australia and the United States.

First electric barges prepare to sail from European ports

26 Jan 18 - The world’s first fully electric, emission-free and potentially crewless container barges are to operate from European ports this northern summer.

EV projects win $3m in Government funding

23 Jan 18 - Twenty new electric vehicle projects, including a 58-tonne truck to carry dairy products and developing a qualification for EV technicians, are to receive government funding.

SWITCHED ON: Norway wants short electric flights by 2040

23 Jan 18 - All of Norway’s short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, says the country’s airport operator, cementing the Nordic nation’s role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.

Paris summit will call for shipping to meet climate goals

12 Dec 17 - The shipping industry will be urged to align with international climate goals under a declaration to be launched at a climate summit in Paris today.

Automakers worry over how many will buy their e-cars

7 Dec 17 - Carmakers putting huge investment into electric vehicles at the behest of governments a having to live with the fear of potentially choking on unsold inventories.

Tesla isn’t the only company creating cool electric vehicles

6 Dec 17 - Some of the world’s most established carmakers are starting to reveal what they’ve been working on for the EV world.

E-cars cheaper all round than petrol or diesel

5 Dec 17 - Pure electric cars cost less over four years than petrol or diesel cars in the UK, US and Japan, researchers say, but China is set to lead the market.

A Tesla too costly? An e-bike might be your answer

4 Dec 17 - Electric cars remain something of a novelty, commanding premium prices and presenting charging challenges, but another kind of electric vehicle has been gaining momentum: the e-bike.

Big businesses combine to deliver hybrid e-jet

1 Dec 17 - A partnership between Rolls-Royce, Airbus and Siemens aims to commission a hybrid electric aircraft prototype by 2020.

One in six new cars will be electric by 2025

30 Nov 17 - Almost every sixth car sold in the world will be electric by 2025 ... and those cars are more likely to be emblazoned with Tesla's logo than BMW's.

Solar-powered jets come a step closer

29 Nov 17 - Scientists are closer to making solar-powered jets a reality. They now know how to make jet fuel out of air, sunlight and water.


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