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EVs looking to volt higher

‘Try before you buy’ – the ultimate gift to the consumer sitting on the fence. When the object of the trying is something that’s still pretty new to market, it’s all the more desirable. Take electric cars, for instance: trust is increasing, but there are still lingering doubts among consumers. A...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/07/2013 - 08:45



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Scotland getting charged up about sustainable transport

Right now is a very good time to be an eco-conscious driver in Scotland. ChargePlace Scotland, the same scheme that’s installing a network of electric car charging points in the nation, is now offering the chance to get 100 per cent funding to install your own - at home or at a business premises...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/07/2013 - 08:45



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Mixed messages on business sustainability

If you only spoke to people who work in the field of corporate social responsibility, you’d most likely be forgiven for thinking that businesses are multilaterally striding forward towards new horizons of sustainability. The truth is, there are plenty that are doing just that – but there are also...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 08:45



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Low-carbon emergence in emergency services

The media recently covered a renewables story that certainly caught the eye – ambulances being fitted with solar PV panels to power on-board equipment like defibrillators, satellite navigation and communications systems. It’s a move that will please our transport team , as not only will it add an...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:00



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Are greener options rising on the roads?

It’d be too early to suggest the end of petrol is upon us, but something significant is happening: petrol sales have fallen in volume by a fifth over the last five years. BusinessGreen were naturally quick to link it to the purchase of more efficient vehicles in their sub-heading, but it was also...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 07/05/2013 - 08:30



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Careers, cars and Koreas: sustaining global green growth

An article in The Times of India seems an apt place to start for a piece taking a tour of the latest in developments in green technologies and policies among the movers and shakers beyond the UK. The piece in question reports on the news that global investment in clean energy rose to $250billion...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 01/05/2013 - 08:30



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Leafs on the ground

The Government understandably went to Sunderland recently, seeking a bit of economic cheer. Nissan are putting a lot of money into their factory there, with record numbers of vehicles rolling off the production line - including, significantly, the new, full-electric Leaf . Other electric cars are...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 26/04/2013 - 08:30



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Bad news, good news

General form says you should probably get the bad news out of the way first, so here it is: UK CO 2 emissions were up 4.5 per cent in 2012, largely due to supplies of cheap coal, and attempts to make the most of the last days of some of the condemned power stations that burn it. Unexpected cold...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 15/04/2013 - 08:30



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Cleaner motoring: the race is on

The highest-powered cars on earth speeding round a track so fast they have to replace their tyres every matter of minutes does not seem like the ideal starting point for a blog about environmental awareness and sustainability – but bear with us. Formula 1 team McLaren have just been awarded the FIA...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 27/03/2013 - 08:30



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The car in front is (getting more likely to be) electric

When it comes to making big changes to how we do the everyday things, this can take time. This is typified by electric cars, which have been making a steady rather than speedy incursion onto our roads en-masse. The announcement of further Department for Transport support for the electric charging...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 25/02/2013 - 08:30