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Deadlock on car carbon targets, but still hope

EU-wide car emissions are falling, putting the motoring industry solidly on track to hit a 2015 carbon target. A gradual evolution seems to be coming about from the factory to the road. But despite this progress, there is a bit of not so good news. A group within the EU led by Germany – but...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 08:45

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Pedalling past the last carbon cycling conundrum

Cycling: sustainable, right? Certainly as a medium of transportation this rings true. But for any machine, the sustainability of the construction of component parts must be borne in mind when taking an overall view of ‘green-ness’. The website Bikeradar has in the past raised the issue of just how...

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Electric vehicles - driving home a capital case for firms

We’re convinced that electric vehicles make economic sense right now – and we’re not afraid to say it. It seems that the message is getting through, too. After providing free consultancy to fresh fruit delivery company, Fruit 4 London, through our Plugged-in Fleets Initiative , it has decided to...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 23/10/2013 - 09:08

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Lighting the way to efficient rail travel

If we’re to make sustainable changes as individuals, it’s easier if the infrastructure of the world around us is taking significant steps down the same road. Take the daily commute, for example. Hybrid buses, increasing numbers of cyclists and solar-powered road signs remind us that we’re part of a...

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Leafy learners: driving tuition goes electric

Stoke-on-Trent driving instructor Paul Tomlin recently made the pages of the motoring trade press as the owner of the UK’s first fully-electric driving school car, a Nissan LEAF. Now it’s going so well he’s planning to bring another five LEAFs into his electric fleet. We checked in with Paul to get...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 04/10/2013 - 08:45

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Indian ingenuity takes on big energy issues

From Prime Ministerial visits to sustainable tea-making , India has made quite a few past appearances on this blog. With a booming economy and very active science and technology sectors, it isn’t much of a surprise that the country is becoming a key player at the business end of energy and climate...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 08:45

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Getting plugged in to EV progress

With our free Plugged-in Fleets Initiative still open for applications, it really does appear to be an apt time to get electric vehicles into fleets. For starters, the Government has pledged an extra £500million to continue to support the growing market for ULEVs, building on current progress in...

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Charging ahead with electric vehicles

As electric vehicles become more popular, Energy Saving Trust transport expert, Fergus Worthy, outlines how rapid charging works and why it's a good time to think about driving an electric vehicle. Ask people how long they think it takes to charge an electric car and most will probably say around...

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Seeking resolution for air pollution

Sustainability and health issues often go hand in hand. The connection has just been gravely amplified to the public through the release of a Lancet/ British Heart Foundation study about air pollution , which suggests levels in the UK are high enough to potentially cause thousands of deaths. Carbon...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/08/2013 - 08:39

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Fuel cell vehicles: a pretty long way to H2-go

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, or FCEVs, encounter many of the same obstacles facing standard electric vehicles : infrastructure needs to be in place before anything approaching mass take-up, prices need to be seen as competitive, and people just need to see them in action. The one advantage battery-...

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