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Getting soot off the black-list

Attempts to reduce human impact on climate are not just about carbon dioxide. There are problems that, unlike CO 2 , you can see. Soot containing black carbon from burning fossil and biofuels is just one of those - experts reckoning it to now be the second-leading cause of global warming; jumping...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 27/01/2014 - 08:45

27/01/2014

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Materials for a low-carbon future

“It’s all glass and metal”: a common criticism of modern architecture. But in whatever form they appear in aesthetically, material choices are going to play a big role in determining just how low-carbon the coming years will be – and those two will certainly have a part to play. First up, aluminium...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 06/01/2014 - 08:45

06/01/2014

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The electric car – from a trailblazer to today

1966. A pertinent year, and especially high in the nation’s minds with the draw for next year’s World Cup just complete. But it was not just a year of dubious goals and ultimate glory; it was also a key year for the electric car. The Enfield 8000, a fully electric vehicle, made its first appearance...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 20/12/2013 - 08:45

20/12/2013

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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

11/11/2013

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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

07/05/2013

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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

27/03/2013

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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

25/02/2013

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