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Volvo to stop making diesel cars

Thursday - Swedish car company Volvo has announced its intention to stop making diesel cars.

EU warms to plastic waste as transport fuel

11 May 18 - A proposal to use non-recyclable plastic waste in the production of transport fuels is picking up momentum among EU member states, despite warnings from environmentalists.

We're still talking electric locos, says minister

10 May 18 - KiwiRail says the new government hasn’t told it to reverse plans to replace electric locomotives on the Main Trunk Line with diesel engines.

SHIP SHAPE: What will vessels look like in the next 30 years?

4 May 18 - With a global shipping industry target to halve its huge carbon footprint, the race is on to find new technologies to green the fleet.

VW makes $25 billion bet on e-cars in China

27 Apr 18 - Volkswagen will invest $NZ25 billion in electric and autonomous vehicles in China by 2022.

PSSST! Ferrari quietly - very quietly - testing electric car

26 Apr 18 - Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne has admitted the supercar manufacturer has been quietly - very quietly - testing a gasoline-electric hybrid car.

E-car revolution will bring problems of its own

23 Apr 18 - Electric cars are praised as the answer to questions of green and clean mobility. But the overall sustainability of electric vehicles is far from clear.


Shipping pact calls for 50% emissions cut

16 Apr 18 - 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...

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.


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