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Go-slow shipping has problems, says minister

18 May 17 - Slow-steaming - the most effective method of cutting shipping emissions – will cause problems for New Zealand’s fresh food exporters, Cabinet has been told.

Diesel test failures account for 38,000 deaths a year

17 May 17 - The global human health impact of the diesel emissions scandal has been revealed by new research showing a minimum of 38,000 people a year die early due to the failure of diesel vehicles to meet official limits in real driving conditions.

UK's new pollution plan 'weak and inadequate'

8 May 17 - The government’s new plan to tackle the UK’s toxic air crisis is “much weaker than hoped for”, according to the environmental lawyers that forced ministers to deliver the proposals.

RIDE SHARE-PLUS: How to cut carbon emissions by 80%

5 May 17 - Layering autonomous and electric tech with ride-sharing could cut carbon emissions 80 per cent by 2050, says a new report.

UK to pay diesel car owners to scrap polluting vehicles

4 May 17 - Drivers of the most-polluting diesel cars in the UK will receive compensation if they trade in their vehicles for newer, cleaner models.

FACT CHECK: Are diesel cars really more polluting?

3 May 17 - The science now tells us that diesel vehicles cause more than four times the pollution than petrol cars.

UK announces gamechanger for cycling

1 May 17 - A new cycling and walking investment strategy is the first legislation of its kind to legally bind the UK government to long-term funding for cycling and walking provision.


Can we design a better fuel economy label?

27 Apr 17 - Governments around the world are looking for ways to increase consumers’ use of fuel-efficient vehicles, including information in the form of labels.

Toyota wins Green Car-of-the-Year Award ... again

21 Apr 17 - Toyota has again won the World Green Car-of-the-Year Award.

Climate change promises rough ride for airlines

19 Apr 17 - By TIM RADFORD | Keep that seat belt buckled − it could be a bumpy flight. New research predicts that severe clear air turbulence in the stratosphere could increase by 149 per cent because of...

Boeing backs electric commuter jet

19 Apr 17 - Seattle startup Zunum Aero has received funding from Boeing HorizonX and JetBlue Technology Ventures toward making its dream of electrified air travel a reality.

In theory, Germans ready to ditch cars

18 Apr 17 - German motorists are ready, in theory at least, to abandon their cars in favour of buses, trains and bikes, according to a new study.

POWER PLAY: Tesla will have e-truck ready to roll this year

18 Apr 17 - Tesla has announced it will launch its first all-electric truck toward the end of this year.

Three ways to improve shipping’s footprint

11 Apr 17 - Do you wear runners, drink coffee or own a mobile phone? The chances are that these products cruised to you on a ship.

Tesla leaves 100 years of Ford car-marketing in its dust

6 Apr 17 - Elon Musk’s electric car company has been valued at $49 billion, leaving the 100-year-old Ford motor manufacturer lagging behind.

Europe expects diesels to disappear ... and quickly

5 Apr 17 - Diesel vehicles will disappear from roads much faster than expected, according to the European Union’s industry commissioner.

SUFFERING STUTTGART: Car's birthplace reaches a crossroads

3 Apr 17 - The city where the automobile was born has the dirtiest air in Germany – and a global drive to electric vehicles threatens its future.

Indian oil majors prepare for e-vehicle boom

31 Mar 17 - India’s oil majors are eyeing up the lithium-ion battery market in preparation for an electric-vehicle boom.

Why the bike is good for moving more than people

30 Mar 17 - Better infrastructure for transporting people by bike is great. But cycle freight could free up roads and transform cities and towns, too.


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