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Ford revs up $25m global LED rollout

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Motoring giant announces plan to install energy-efficient lighting at all its manufacturing facilities, slashing energy bills and emissions by around 70 per cent

30 Sep 2014

Government enlists Love Home Swap chief to examine impact of sharing economy

Zipcar next to bendy bus in London

Debbie Wosskow to lead BIS review of economic and social benefits of emerging models adopted by likes of Zipcar and Airbnb

30 Sep 2014

Electric motorbikes need 'level playing field' with cars

Ecotricity Ion Horse motorcycle

Motorcycle Industry Association calls for clarity around for support for technology that can cut emissions and congestion

30 Sep 2014

United Biscuits soaks up waste vegetable oil to power lorries

Snacks giant rolls out used cooking oil to curb carbon emissions of 12 trucks by 97 per cent

30 Sep 2014

Richard Branson steers new trucking efficiency drive

Carbon War Room publishes data on current technologies it says could save the trucking industry $40bn a year and cut emissions 20 per cent

24 Sep 2014

Finnair flies in to New York on recycled cooking oil

Carrier completes first transatlantic flight on biofuel blend and eyes fuel hub in Helsinki

24 Sep 2014

Volvo set to roll out hybrid electric buses in Europe

New Volvo 7900 Electric Hybrid vehicle promising to slash carbon emissions and air pollution

22 Sep 2014

London's 'first' all-electric chauffeur service charges up

Invitation-only Gliide says its all-Tesla fleet will save customers 50 per cent compared with black cabs

19 Sep 2014

Sparks fly in world's first all-electric Grand Prix

Around 40 million viewers tune in to inaugural Formula E race where a final corner crash saw Lucas di Grassi snatch victory in Beijing

15 Sep 2014

Richard Branson failed to deliver on $3bn climate change pledge

New book by Naomi Klein claims that Virgin founder gave less than a tenth of cash promised to develop low carbon fuel

15 Sep 2014

Green ambulances on call as government awards £5m clean vehicle funding

Fire engines, ambulances, taxis and buses all in line for green upgrades as Department for Transport dishes out Clean Vehicle Technology Fund

09 Sep 2014

Tesla's battery Gigafactory lands in Nevada

Work on plant set to build batteries for 500,000 electric cars already underway outside Reno

05 Sep 2014

US opens first commercial-scale advanced biofuels plant

Project Liberty set to produce 76 million litres of fuel a year from corn waste

04 Sep 2014

Boris Johnson attacks 'myopic' Airports Commission as estuary plan is rejected

Panel tasked with deciding on additional runways in the south-east rules out mayor's plan for hub in the Thames estuary

02 Sep 2014

Pay motorists to scrap diesel cars, says Mayor Boris

London Mayor wants return of scrappage scheme to encourage switch to less polluting cars

02 Sep 2014

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