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New aircraft biofuels plan would 'destroy rainforests'

Monday - A new plan to accelerate production of biofuels for passenger planes has drawn stinging criticism from environmentalists who argue that most of the world’s rainforests might have to be cleared to produce the necessary crops.

Toyota urges NZ to get out of big-emitting cars

10 Oct 17 - New Zealanders are buying bigger cars, damaging the country’s chances of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, say Toyota New Zealand chief Alistair Davis.

Jobs, tax and politics ... three ways e-cars will change us

10 Oct 17 - Vehicle manufacturers, the oil industry and governments are starting to wake up to the disruption that electric cars could bring about.

Ford to cut costs and back trucks and electric cars

6 Oct 17 - Ford plans to slash $14 billion in costs over the next five years and shift capital investment away from sedans and internal combustion engines to develop more trucks and electric and hybrid cars.

It's a big task keeping aircraft running in a warming world

3 Oct 17 - Climate change is forcing airport planners to rethink plane and runway design, since many of them are susceptible to excessive heat and at risk of sea level rise from coasts and rivers.

How electric cars can be recharged for free

3 Oct 17 - Electric car owners in the UK will be paid for letting an energy company use their vehicle’s battery.

Z Energy backs car-sharing company

29 Sep 17 - Z Energy is investing in the carbon-positive car-sharing company Mevo.


EasyJet backs plans for electric planes

28 Sep 17 - EasyJet is backing plans to develop commercial passenger aircraft powered by electric batteries instead of conventional aero engines.

Dyson to invest billions in 'radically different' e-car

27 Sep 17 - British inventor Sir James Dyson has announced plans to build an electric car that will be “radically different” from current models and go on sale in 2020.

Electric cars could be biggest disruption since the iPhone

25 Sep 17 - It’s been 10 years since Apple unleashed a surge of innovation that upended the mobile phone industry. Electric cars could be about to pull the same trick on Big Oil.

UN shipping chief hails progress on carbon emissions

19 Sep 17 - Countries are nearing agreement on how to tackle shipping’s carbon footprint, UN shipping chief Kitack Lim has told an industry conference, but resistance to a binding cap remains.

Silence rules as Frankfurt shows off electric cars

18 Sep 17 - When Angela Merkel addressed the Frankfurt motor show, it was not to a backdrop of revving engines but an exhibition of noiseless electric Golfs, South Korean hybrids and Japanese fuel-cell cars.

Mercedes ready to show its first hydrogen SUV

11 Sep 17 - Mercedes-Benz will unveil its first production-ready hydrogen car on Wednesday at the Frankfurt motor show.

Jaguar Land Rover to go electric or hybrid from 2020

8 Sep 17 - Jaguar Land Rover is the latest large carmaker to say it will stop launching new models solely powered by internal combustion engines.

Cruise ships have done nothing about pollution, report claims

6 Sep 17 - Cruise ships have done virtually nothing to reduce their pollution over the past year, with some still emitting as much particulate matter as a million cars a day, according to a new report.

BLACK-OUT: What was ministry advice on Kiwirail?

1 Sep 17 - Heavily redacted documents give little clue what advice the Ministry for the Environment gave the Government on the scrapping of KiwiRail's electric engines.

Europe rolls out tougher car emissions tests

1 Sep 17 - New on-road car emissions testing comes into force in the European Union tomorrow as regulators strive to prevent a repeat of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal.

BMW to build all-electric version of the Mini Cooper

31 Aug 17 - BMW has confirmed that it will release a full-electric version of the iconic Mini Cooper by 2019.

Driverless cars could see rural sprawl of humankind

28 Aug 17 - Self-driving cars will change how we live, in all sorts of ways. But they won’t just affect humans – the coming revolution in autonomous transport has significant implications for wildlife as well.


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