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EU urged to address aviation’s full climate impact, including non-CO2 emissions

Friday - The aviation sector’s climate impact is three times bigger than the effect of its carbon dioxide emissions alone, a new study shows, prompting calls for action.

'Jet-zero' green flight goal dismissed as a gimmick

Thursday - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s “jet-zero” goal of a commercial transatlantic flight producing no carbon emissions by 2025 is a gimmick, according to experts, who say technology alone cannot solve the impact of global aviation on the climate crisis.

'Super emitters' polluting climate at expense of those who don't fly

23 Nov 20 - Just one per cent of the population is responsible for half of global emissions from aviation, a study shows.

Cutting carbon will cost tourism and export industries

19 Nov 20 - The tourism and export sectors need to prepare for growing transport costs, Climate Change Commission chair Dr Rod Carr is warning.

Anger as IMO says shipping emissions can keep climbing

19 Nov 20 - Countries have agreed a package of energy-efficiency measures that will allow emissions from global shipping to continue to rise until 2030.

Greek island ditches fossil-fuel cars

13 Nov 20 - For one Greek island the future is green - it's switching from internal combustion-driven transport to electric vehicles.

Tesla investor defends soaring share price

9 Nov 20 - One of the biggest investors in Tesla has defended the explosive growth in the US electric carmaker’s share price, arguing that it is “far from an aberration”.


Air travel’s date with sustainability draws nearer

9 Nov 20 - Aviation is gearing up for big changes in how the industry is regulated, as climate targets bite. The options available to decarbonise planes are plentiful and the challenge now is to invest enough...

Bentleys will be fully electric by 2030

6 Nov 20 - Bentley, the luxury carmaker, will stop making fossil-fuel cars by 2030 and aims to be completely carbon-neutral at the same time, in one of the most ambitious plans of any UK car manufacturer in the...

Creative book-keeping helps carmarkers meet EU climate code

5 Nov 20 - Car manufacturers are shelling out millions of euros on so-called pooling agreements with rival firms in an attempt to avoid big EU fines for missing CO2 reduction targets. Fiat-Chrysler, Ford, Honda...

Why it's hard to cut aviation emissions

4 Nov 20 - A 1940s tax-exemption treaty designed to protect the fledgling aviation industry set airlines on a path to high emissions and low regulation.

Aviation joins the electric age

30 Oct 20 - New Zealand’s first electric plane will take to the skies today.

Consortium plans carbon-capture projects

29 Oct 20 - After decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to help meet the...

Electric cars 'as cheap to manufacture' as regular models by 2024

23 Oct 20 - Electric cars will cost the same to make as conventional cars, with internal combustion engines, by 2024, according to new research.

Exxon’s leaked documents reveal pollution plan

12 Oct 20 - Leaded documents show Exxon plans to increase its carbon production by 17 per cent by 2025 - an increase equivalent to the total annual emissions of Greece.

Refinery closure could boost global emissions

5 Oct 20 - Refining New Zealand has confirmed cost-cutting measures for next year, but says a decision on whether to stop refining operations altogether is still a while away.

Toyota reveals plan to turn trucks into emissions-free 'power plants'

18 Sep 20 - Portable emissions-free “power plants” could soon hit the road under plans by Toyota to fit some of the company’s light-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells that can generate electricity.

Biofuels maker says policies needed to cut carbon

7 Sep 20 - Fuel retailer Z Energy says direct intervention is the fastest and most effective way to decarbonise the transport sector.

Aviation emissions nearly doubled in two decades

7 Sep 20 - Flying is responsible for 3.5 per cent of global emissions, scientists say in new research.


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