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Shipping pact calls for 50% emissions cut

Monday - Global shipping must at least halve its emissions by 2050, under a hard-fought international deal that for the first time sets the sector on course to shrink its carbon footprint.

Shipping industry has the technology to go green

11 Apr 18 - As the engine of global trade, the shipping industry is, broadly speaking, invisible in our daily lives, yet 90 per cent of the world’s goods are transported by ship. AS THE ENGINE of global trade, the shipping industry is, broadly speaking, invisible in our daily lives, yet 90 per cent of the world’s goods are transported by ship,

NZ wants to see cuts in shipping emissions

9 Apr 18 - New Zealand is calling for deeper emissions cuts from the international shipping industry.

Shipping talks ‘on knife-edge’ as deadline looms

9 Apr 18 - Talks on a climate target for international shipping looked fragile on Friday, with countries deeply divided a week before the deadline.

German diesel car sales follow UK in falling off a cliff

9 Apr 18 - Sales in Germany of diesel vehicles dropped by an astonishing 25 per cent in March, compared with the same time last year.

Will the shipping industry give us climate deal of the year?

5 Apr 18 - As a key meeting kicks off in London, the hopes of climate hawks are pinned on the shipping industry setting a course for the climate deal of the year.

H-power key to climate targets, says Shell

28 Mar 18 - Planes and trucks powered by hydrogen will be a crucial part of efforts to cut carbon emissions to safe levels, according to oil giant Shell.

Ford partners with Mahindra to build e-vehicle

28 Mar 18 - Car giants Ford and Mahindra have agreed to work together on developing a new EV for the huge Indian market, but potentially for sale elsewhere.

Hydrogen-powered car faces big setback

27 Mar 18 - A two-year trial to offer cars that consume Earth’s most common element and emit only water will end over high costs.

Change rail rules, says trains privatiser

23 Mar 18 - One of the men behind the privatisation of New Zealand’s rail network says the rules need to be changed so that rail can help to cut the country’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Norway’s electric car demand outstrips supply

19 Mar 18 - One out of every five new cars sold in Norway is electric, and more than 50 per cent of new cars sold in 2017 were electric or plug-in hybrids.

Renault-Nissan battery aims to leapfrog competition

15 Mar 18 - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is aiming to take the lead in new solid-state battery technology.

DYING DIESEL: Can makers woo back customers?

7 Mar 18 - Amid fears about pollution, penalties and bans, UK buyers are abandoning diesel cars in droves.

Fiat-Chrysler intends to ditch diesel cars

28 Feb 18 - Car maker Fiat-Chrysler has signalled that it is getting ready to stop making diesel cars.

Energy storage leap could slash e-car charging times

28 Feb 18 - Researchers have claimed a breakthrough in energy storage technology that could enable electric cars to be driven as far as petrol and diesel vehicles, and recharge in minutes rather than hours.

Porsche stops production of diesel cars

26 Feb 18 - Porsche has announced that it is putting an end to diesel engines in its cars.

Minister mum on future of electric trains

23 Feb 18 - There’s no word yet on whether KiwiRail’s plans to replace electric engines with diesel will go ahead.

Mazda gets busy phasing-in fossil fuels

22 Feb 18 - Mazda is saying what everyone knows: the internal combustion engine is going to power the vast majority of cars for the next 50 years.

Climate change brings turbulent times to air travel

21 Feb 18 - From rising temperatures preventing take-off to rising seas flooding runways, aviation needs to adapt to changes already grounding flights around the world.

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