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Category : Transportation/Cities

27 Apr 2016

Biodiesel not a solution to EU emissions, warns NGO

Long touted as a way to decarbonise the EU’s transport sector, new analysis from NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) has shown the use of biodiesel could increase emissions by 4% – the equivalent of putting 12 million cars on the road by 2020.

09 Mar 2016

Electric car sales are powering ahead

Improved technology and falling costs are moving electric car sales into the fast lane as manufacturers are now able to achieve significant economies of scale.

24 Feb 2016

Heathrow 13 narrowly escape jail over airport expansion protest

Thirteen protesters who chained themselves to London Heathrow’s northern runway to oppose airport expansion have narrowly escaped jail Wednesday.

11 Sep 2015

China reaping rewards of swapping economic engine from black to green

China’s ‘war on pollution’ is creating jobs and improving people’s health while moving the world closer to 100% renewables.

09 Sep 2015

Low-carbon cities would slash global emissions and save US$17 trillion

With many cities and regions around the world already demonstrating climate leadership, new research backs up the importance and huge potential benefits of urban areas going low-carbon.

08 Sep 2015

World’s first solar-powered airport takes off

The international airport at Cochin in southern India has blazed a pioneering trail by becoming the first to run all its ground operations on solar power.

15 Jul 2015

Climate change brings ill winds for airline industry

Scientists say wind patterns altered by climate variability are costing airlines millions of dollars in extra fuel and flying time − and increasing CO2 emissions.

31 Oct 2014

Sustainable transport by 2063 – Africa endorses green roadmap

As part of Africa’s 50-year development plan, 42 African countries have agreed to endorse a sustainability framework targeting the continent’s transport sector.

07 Oct 2014

EU faces uproar as they look to scrap tar sands danger label

In a move hailed “a tragedy for the climate” the European Commission has abandoned its plan to label tar sands oil as highly polluting, opening the way for more imports of the dirty oil into Europe.

14 Apr 2014

Crude oil leak disrupts water supply for 2.4 million in China

Officials in Lanzhou detected the cancer-causing chemical benzene in the city’s water supply after a crude oil pipeline sprung a leak.