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Hydrogen: Fuelling the future

Hyundai 2015 Tucson fuel cell

The potential for clean energy and transport using hydrogen is huge, and the UK is working to realise it

24 Oct 2014

Could Lego ditching Shell present an opportunity for clean tech?

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The latest victory in Greenpeace's campaign against Shell's planned Arctic exploration could present an important opportunity for clean tech firms

24 Oct 2014

Shipping emissions could grow 250 per cent by 2050

Shipping containers at a sea port (Photo Diego Cervo-iStock)

Industry's contribution to global CO2 output fell following global slowdown, but is set to rise significantly unless action is taken

24 Oct 2014

Car clubs could rid London's streets of 120,000 cars

Study finds boosting car sharing scheme membership could have considerable environmental and economic benefits

23 Oct 2014

Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

Green champion’s push to funnel car emissions into the emissions trading system seen as attempt to bend rules

21 Oct 2014

UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up

Government figure show 5,000 cars were registered under the plug-in grant scheme from July to September, doubling sales compared to the previous quarter

21 Oct 2014

Electric cars scheme aims to spark a revolution in Yorkshire

Inmotion initiative backed by npower attempts to show businesses the financial and environmental benefits of electrifying their fleets

20 Oct 2014

The challenge for the global auto industry

Simon Clements of Alliance Trust Investments explores the environmental and economic challenges faced by a fast-changing auto industry

20 Oct 2014

How car sharing accelerates sustainability

Susan Shaheen, the co-director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, focuses on furthering behavioral change

17 Oct 2014

Italy unveils first national mandate for advanced biofuels

Country declares fuel suppliers must have at least 0.6 per cent of advance biofuel in petrol or diesel, rising to one per cent in 2022

15 Oct 2014

Slashing shipping emissions needs open data, IMO told

NGOs says IMO meeting must reject plans to keep vessel efficiency ratings confidential or risk pushing up costs and limiting CO2 cuts

13 Oct 2014

Tesla charges up all-wheel drive Model S

'It's like taking off from a carrier deck,' CEO Elon Musk says of Model 'D' that goes from 0-60mph in 3.2 seconds

10 Oct 2014

UK invests £11m to get hydrogen cars on the road

Funding will encourage uptake of fuel cell vehicles in public fleets and establish network of refuelling stations

09 Oct 2014

US fuel economy hits record levels in 2013

EPA says car makers' rapid adoption of more efficient technology has seen five mpg improvement since 2004

09 Oct 2014

Low carbon economy would save 'trillions' for smarter investment, study finds

Green energy and transport would benefit, not burden economy, freeing up capital to channel towards economic growth, says Climate Policy Institute

09 Oct 2014

EU backs down from labelling tar sands as polluting

Campaign groups blame industry lobbying as Commission proposes less taxing regime for carbon-intense fuel

08 Oct 2014

Ed Davey to offer £100m Green Deal energy efficiency boost

Announcement due at Lib Dem conference where party is due to vote on plans to back expansion of Gatwick Airport and pledge to ban coal power plants from 2025

07 Oct 2014

Electric vehicle sales charge up 50 per cent in 2014

Industry figures show sales growth of alternatively-fuelled vehicles outpacing diesel and petrol equivalents, although volumes remain small

07 Oct 2014

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