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07 04 2021 | 10:54

Government launches £20m competition to boost innovation in zero-carbon ship building

Fund will support development of prototype vessels and port infrastructure. The UK government has launched a competition with a £20m prize fund to encourage innovation in the shipping industry to…

22 03 2021 | 10:05

Shipping industry proposes ‘moonshot’ fossil fuel levy.

Proposed levy, backed by nine governments, would raise funds for developing zero-carbon ships. Shipping industry representatives, backed by several countries, have submitted a proposal to the UN to…

12 03 2021 | 09:36

UK Government urged to include aviation and shipping in net zero legislation.

The Aviation Environment Federation, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth, Green Alliance, Possible and Transport & Environment have written an open letter directly to Boris Johnson to urge the UK…

03 03 2021 | 09:52

Could a Tax on International Travel Fund a Country’s Response to Climate Change?

Countries most vulnerable to climate change are often the ones with the least financial resources to respond, and rich countries, which are accountable for the majority of global greenhouse gas…

01 03 2021 | 13:51

‘Hidden cost’ of energy and transport could add up to $25 trillion, research estimates.

Exclusive: New global synthesis adds up the hidden social, environmental and health costs of our largely fossil fuel-based energy and transport systems. The “hidden cost” of our largely fossil fuel-…

18 02 2021 | 10:55

Ship Giant Maersk Bids Farewell to New, Fossil-Fuel Only Ships.

A century after the global shipping fleet ran largely on coal, the world’s largest shipping line is taking a historic step toward not using fossil fuels for propulsion.

17 02 2021 | 08:50

Jaguar announces move to all-electric vehicles by 2025.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the announcement was ‘a huge step for British car manufacturing’. Jaguar is going all-electric by 2025 as part of ambitious plans brought in by its new chief…

16 02 2021 | 10:19

Infinium closes funding to decarbonise transportation sector with electrofuels solutions.

  Infinium’s ElectrofuelsTM have the potential to help investors decarbonise their operations and meet their net zero carbon goals. Infinium have announced the close of a funding round, led by AP…

11 01 2021 | 14:43

Scotland set to receive its first Hydrogen-powered train this year.

Arcola Energy, has been appointed by Scottish Enterprise, Transport Scotland and the Hydrogen Accelerator, to deliver Scotland’s first hydrogen powered train. The project is a Scottish supply chain…

20 12 2020 | 07:51

British Airways teams up with hydrogen fuel cell innovator ZeroAvia.

British Airways has teamed up with ZeroAvia, a leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation, in a project to explore how hydrogen-powered aircraft can play a leading role in the future of…

19 12 2020 | 10:56

The Morrison government subsidising dirty fuel amid the climate crisis beggars belief.

Angus Taylor seems to be wilfully ignoring Australia’s huge transport emissions problem.

05 12 2020 | 12:49

‘Flights to nowhere’ are soaring in the pandemic, but at what environmental cost?

As an airline in Taiwan launches a three-hour ‘flight to nowhere for singles looking for love’, Daisy Dunne asks how such services can be justified in the era of the climate crisis

28 11 2020 | 08:00

Indian Manufacturers pave the way for two-wheeler boom in Africa.

According to the World Bank, Africa’s population is expected to reach 2.8 billion by 2060, which will result in local government’s focus on developing and strengthening transport networks.

28 11 2020 | 07:53

Why a plan to cut pollution is making people across England so angry

A slew of initiatives from local councils have meant drivers being moved off residential streets and on to busier main roads. But while many residents support the schemes, the measures have provoked…

28 11 2020 | 07:52

Could the shipping industry derail plans to address the global climate emergency?

The shipping industry will be free to continue producing more emissions for the next decade, thanks to a new rule quietly agreed by countries on Tuesday.

26 11 2020 | 10:38

Low-traffic schemes benefit everyone, not just better-off, finds study.

Exclusive: authors find ‘no clear social equity problem related to low-traffic neighbourhoods’ after studying slew of projects sparked by Covid restrictions. There is no evidence schemes that try to…

19 11 2020 | 13:07

Covid set back attitudes to public transport by two decades, says RAC.

Most Britons see their car as more important now and would not choose greener alternative. The pandemic has put back attitudes to driving versus public transport by two decades, with almost two-…

19 11 2020 | 10:05

1% of people cause half of global aviation emissions – study.

Exclusive: Researchers say Covid-19 hiatus is moment to tackle elite ‘super emitters’ Frequent-flying “‘super emitters” who represent just 1% of the world’s population caused half of aviation’s…

16 11 2020 | 06:46

Car-free neighbourhoods: the unlikely new frontline in the culture wars.

Covid measures to encourage cycling and walking in UK cities should have been a victory for the environment and wellbeing. So why are communities so divided?

27 09 2020 | 08:29

Airbus reveals new zero-emission concept aircraft.

Airbus reveals new concept for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft. Airbus has revealed three concepts for the world’s first zero-emission commercial aircraft which could enter…