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CRUISE CONTROL: Bigger ships, bigger trouble

Friday - As more gigantic cruise ships take to the high seas in the coming years, the industry says it intends to embrace low-carbon technologies and reduce its environmental impact.

Detroit gets new life as e-Motor City

12 Mar 19 - After years when Detroit was Ground Zero for scepticism about electric vehicles, the traditional auto industry’s hometown has become a hub of EV action.

High-flying airlines in short haul mode on gas emissions

7 Mar 19 - None of the world’s top 20 stock-listed air carriers has any plans in place to manage greenhouse gas emissions after 2025, according to a new report.

Electric cars star at Geneva motor show

7 Mar 19 - Electric cars have been the star of the glitzy Geneva motor show so far, as Honda unveiled its first all-electric effort, the E-Prototype, and Italian supercar maker Pininfarina lifted the lid on what it claims is the world's fastest electric car.

Global shipping inches forward on fuel rules

25 Feb 19 - The International Maritime Organisation inched forward last week on its promises to ban the use of heavy fuel oil in the Arctic and reduce black carbon emissions from ships.

Bank opens for e-projects money

21 Feb 19 - Applications for the latest round of Government funding for low-carbon transport projects are open.

Boeing's flying car lifts off in race to revolutionise travel

25 Jan 19 - Boeing says its flying car prototype hovered briefly in the air during an inaugural test flight, part of the race to change the face of the aerospace industry within the next decade.


Free public transport is great but it’s no silver bullet

25 Jan 19 - Luxembourg's recent announcement that all public transport in the country will be free from next year was received with astonishment.

By 2025, VW intends to be making million e-cars a year

11 Dec 18 - German auto giant Volkswagen is embarking on an electric spurt, pressing ahead with plans aimed at producing more than a million electric cars a year by 2025.

Airlines not using enough green planes

10 Dec 18 - 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

7 Dec 18 - 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...

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.


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