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Lifting the lid of aviation's black box

Today 12:00pm - One of the world’s most important institutions in the fight against climate change is also one of the UN’s most opaque.

Latest thing in solar panels means more power to Prius

Today 12:00pm - It’s the ultimate in motoring self-sufficiency – an electric car powered by solar panels on the roof.

We'll be doing more driving, researchers say

Thursday - Human demand for transport will increase as the climate warms, becoming its own feedback loop, researchers say.

Europe's carmakers near carbon cliff-edge

Wednesday - Time is running out for European carmakers, which have waited until the last minute to try to meet ambitious EU emissions targets and face billions in fines if they fail to comply.

World’s largest electric ferry enters service

21 Aug 19 - An all-electric ferry, purported to be the world’s largest, has completed its first voyage between two Danish islands, as the shipping sector gears up for strict new emission laws.

Dirty shipping fuel margins plunge

19 Aug 19 - Margins for European high sulphur fuel oil, used to power ships, sank last week as preparations for a global shift to cleaner maritime fuel next year start to weigh on prices.

PLANE SAILING: How will we travel the world in 2050?

19 Aug 19 - Arresting the soaring increase in flying will be the first step towards a sustainable system of international travel – but how can it be done?

Trainspotters fear heritage business will run out of steam

13 Aug 19 - Worried about how New Zealand’s zero-carbon drive will affect your activities? Spare a thought for the country’s steam locomotive enthusiasts facing a world without coal.

Super-sized airships could again be kings of the skies

9 Aug 19 - Tomorrow's fuel could be delivered at all-but zero carbon cost by vast airship tankers, sailing round the world at stratospheric heights on the jet stream.

Are shared e-scooters good for the planet?

7 Aug 19 - E-scooters now operating in many cities around the world might have a larger total environmental impact than the transportation modes they displace.

Major carmakers strike deal with California

30 Jul 19 - Four major international carmakers have made a deal with California to build more fuel-efficient vehicles while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

German Greens want trains before planes

29 Jul 19 - Germany’s Greens want to make domestic flights ‘largely obsolete’ by 2035.

Patience, the e-car revolution is coming

22 Jul 19 - Someday, electric cars will just be cars. The big question is when will that happen?

UK gives Jaguar Land Rover loan for e-cars

17 Jul 19 - THE UK Government has handed Jaguar Land Rover a loan guarantee of more than $NZ900,000 to help to accelerate its progress in the global electric vehicle race.

Government cuts its fleet emissions

16 Jul 19 - Emissions from government vehicles are falling.

Government pushes plans for cleaner cars

9 Jul 19 - New emissions standards for cars could cut New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions by more than five million tonnes over 20 years.

Air NZ jettisons plastic products

9 Jul 19 - The removal of plastic from Air New Zealand’s in-flight service is cutting its carbon emissions, the airline says.

Costly aircraft contrails are going sky-high

3 Jul 19 - The clouds created by jet engine pollution have a surprisingly powerful short-term impact on global warming.

Let's include pollution deaths in road toll

1 Jul 19 - Deaths from air pollution caused by vehicles should be included in the road toll, doctors and electric vehicle campaigners say.

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