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UK tax regime putting brake on electric cars, study finds

Cars stuck in traffic jam from behind

Campaign group Transport & Environment says the government can drive further cuts in average new car emissions by shaking up taxes

18 Dec 2014

EU will not label tar sands as 'dirty'

Tar sands in Canada

MEPs fail to overturn Commission plans that would effectively consider oil from tar sands the same as standard petrol or diesel

18 Dec 2014

Make London's ultra-low emission zone stricter, says car industry


SMMT calls for petrol cars to meet same standards as diesels when scheme comes into force in 2020

17 Dec 2014

EU delay to fuel efficient lorries slammed by campaigners

Compromise struck between Brussels and industry will see new designs come into force in 2022, later than many had wanted

11 Dec 2014

Temperature controlled urban distribution in a sustainable way

Industry leaders are applying current and emerging technologies to help customers achieve sustainable and quiet transport refrigeration

11 Dec 2014

UK eyes three advanced biofuels plants with £25m fund

Competition aims to drive development of plants producing biofuels from waste that boast emissions at least 60 per cent lower than fossil fuels

11 Dec 2014

More than half of Nissan Leaf owners insist they will never u-turn and buy conventional cars again

Auto giant's customer research finds feared barriers to electric vehicle adoption have not materialised

11 Dec 2014

Germany and France look to put brake on EU car emission standards

Governments issue joint statement saying 2025 target should be pushed back to 2030 so manufacturers have more time to adapt to demanding emissions standards

09 Dec 2014

Triodos extends £5m green energy crowdfunding offer

Company celebrates £2m raise during offer period, but warns investors have been 'put off' by FSA rules

09 Dec 2014

Cities launch yardstick to measure greenhouse gas emissions

C40 and WRI link up to unveil new standard, as EU is urged to boost efforts to curb transport emissions

09 Dec 2014

Mayor's Office promises £330m green bus spree will prove ‘game-changing' for air quality

Plans unveiled for 2,400 more hybrid buses on London's roads by 2020, as well as new measures to deliver greener taxis

05 Dec 2014

Are our cities about to get a lot smarter (and greener)?

New report suggests smart city technologies capable of slashing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution could be on the cusp of a major breakthrough

05 Dec 2014

Novozymes targets cheaper fuel from cooking oil

Danish company claims new enzyme technology makes refining lower grade oils more cost-effective

03 Dec 2014

Ford Mondeo Hybrid - The salesman's choice of motor goes green

The company's first full hybrid transfers to Europe, after racking up 400,000 sales in North America

01 Dec 2014

 Video Video: Fruit 4 London take on the e-NV200 £2 challenge

Delivery firm discovers the benefits of going electric in Nissan's 100 per cent electric van. Find out how your business could also benefit

28 Nov 2014

DHL packages natural gas truck as greener alternative

Company says compressed natural gas vehicles will be quieter and cleaner than standard diesel lorries

28 Nov 2014

Clegg pedals cycling as congestion cure with new £214m fund

Investment in improving cycling networks and safety aims to double number of journeys made by bike over next five years

27 Nov 2014

Shipping emissions to be monitored under new EU law

Brussels will require ship owners to track CO2 from 2018 as first step to tackling sector's growing emissions

27 Nov 2014

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