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Don’t ditch your car for a plane just yet

Why it isn’t actually more fuel efficient to fly to work. ‘Flying has become more energy efficient than driving’ was a recent news headline that raised the eyebrows of many in our transport team . The story followed a recent study by the Transportation Research Institute at the University of...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/05/2015 - 17:00

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New law is just the start for improved cycling prospects

A late amendment to the much-debated Infrastructure Act means that there should be a greater emphasis than ever on cycling and walking across the UK - but for campaigners, the battle is far from over. While the new emphasis on the most low-carbon of all transport options is undoubtedly a victory,...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 13/03/2015 - 09:00

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The resurgence of the battery powered train

Battery-powered trains may well become a feature of the UK rail system again if a trial in Essex proves a success. A technology considered out of vogue for a number of decades, Network Rail says now it’s got a model – the Class 379 Electrostar -worthy of the 21st century. The network is claiming...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 28/01/2015 - 13:17

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The next step for business fleet owners

Cars eligible for the plug-in car grant have quadrupled from 3,586 in 2013 to 14,498 in 2014, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. With a variety of new plug-in vehicles expected in the market in 2015, we can expect even more significant growth in sales...

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2014: A green policy round-up

2014 may be remembered as the year when international debate on climate targets gave way to what looks like broad agreement . Certainly in Europe, more common ground has been found than ever. The green year in England has not been so turbulent by the standards of the sector, but it has still much...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/12/2014 - 09:20

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Steps to a pedal-powered tomorrow

A campaign to make cycle training compulsory for all children has been launched, a move which could significantly alter the face of transport in the UK. British Cycling has partnered with sustainable transport body Modeshift to give cycling higher prominence in young lives, which also targets...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 28/11/2014 - 08:45

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Hands-free electric roads: the future of motoring?

A high-tech and low-carbon option may become the future of transport in Scotland. The TEV Project envisages a future where guided electric roadways take passengers and freight to their destinations at high speed - safely and hands-free (aside from the initial programming). Those behind the project...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 17/11/2014 - 08:45

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Tech advances fuel bigger electric dreams

Electric vehicles offer drivers an opportunity to shake their fossil fuel addiction, but such a feel-good change does not mean that EV technology experts are resting on their laurels. There is always room to make things cleaner, cheaper and more practical. ‘Range anxiety’, although diminishing as...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 05/11/2014 - 08:45

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The human side of green cities

Scandinavia is often the place to look for examples of sustainable infrastructure and making green living work on an individual level. Denmark is dubbing itself the ‘ State of Green’ , and as far as city-wide sustainability efforts go, there are few better examples than Copenhagen, which aims to be...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 31/10/2014 - 08:45

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Making low-carbon motoring an easier decision

According to a new survey , 65 per cent of people in Britain would consider buying or leasing an alternative fuel vehicle over the next couple of years. Of these alternatives, hybrids came out top in the survey, which also showed some interesting regional variations in attitudes to electric...

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