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Why driverless cars won’t deliver a transport revolution

Today 12:00pm - 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.

Latest thing in solar panels means more power to Prius

16 Sep 19 - It’s the ultimate in motoring self-sufficiency – an electric car powered by solar panels on the roof.

We'll be doing more driving, researchers say

12 Sep 19 - Human demand for transport will increase as the climate warms, becoming its own feedback loop, researchers say.

Europe's carmakers near carbon cliff-edge

11 Sep 19 - Time is running out for European carmakers, which have waited until the last minute to try to meet ambitious EU emissions targets and face billions in fines if they fail to comply.

World’s largest electric ferry enters service

21 Aug 19 - An all-electric ferry, purported to be the world’s largest, has completed its first voyage between two Danish islands, as the shipping sector gears up for strict new emission laws.

Dirty shipping fuel margins plunge

19 Aug 19 - Margins for European high sulphur fuel oil, used to power ships, sank last week as preparations for a global shift to cleaner maritime fuel next year start to weigh on prices.

PLANE SAILING: How will we travel the world in 2050?

19 Aug 19 - Arresting the soaring increase in flying will be the first step towards a sustainable system of international travel – but how can it be done?

Trainspotters fear heritage business will run out of steam

13 Aug 19 - Worried about how New Zealand’s zero-carbon drive will affect your activities? Spare a thought for the country’s steam locomotive enthusiasts facing a world without coal.

Super-sized airships could again be kings of the skies

9 Aug 19 - Tomorrow's fuel could be delivered at all-but zero carbon cost by vast airship tankers, sailing round the world at stratospheric heights on the jet stream.

Are shared e-scooters good for the planet?

7 Aug 19 - E-scooters now operating in many cities around the world might have a larger total environmental impact than the transportation modes they displace.

Major carmakers strike deal with California

30 Jul 19 - Four major international carmakers have made a deal with California to build more fuel-efficient vehicles while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

German Greens want trains before planes

29 Jul 19 - Germany’s Greens want to make domestic flights ‘largely obsolete’ by 2035.


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