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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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Hard work behind hydrogen hopes

Hydrogen is expected to be a competitive fuel on our roads beyond 2020 - but the serious business of making one of the fuels of the future being the best it can be is well in motion. One of the major barriers preventing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles reaching the mass-market is cost - and a major part...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/09/2014 - 08:45

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Electrical energy rises on UK roads

Infrastructure is central to growth in any sector, and it’s proving absolutely essential as electric vehicles (EVs) look to gain a foothold on our roads. A rapid charging network is growing in the UK and is likely to have a strong influence due to the fact that electric car sales have topped 10,000...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 22/09/2014 - 08:45

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Energy efficiency is big business

It’s been a long time since energy efficiency and renewable energy was the domain of ‘deep green’ early adopters, but now, there are signs that serious money is starting to get behind it across the globe. In a piece for Guardian Sustainable Business , Chris Hummel from Schneider Electric cites a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 01/09/2014 - 08:45

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Constructing a cleaner future

Reducing the impact of climate change is not just about CO 2 - other gases and particulate matter have a telling impact, and positive steps are being made to cut the more damaging substances going into our atmosphere. London is the first city in the world to require construction equipment to hit...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/08/2014 - 08:45

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Electric vehicles: Not just for city slickers?

Electric vehicles, up to now mainly seen as a means for getting about in towns and cities, are being tested in Britain’s rural terrain. For the last two years, the Eco Travel Network (ETN) has been operating a ten-strong fleet of Renault Twizys in the Brecon Beacons in Wales. It has proved popular...

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