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Paris gears up pay-for-pedal plan to boost the bicycle

18 Jul 14 - The French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Energy Development has launched a trial scheme where commuters are paid to cycle to work.

Scientists accuse Shell of climate doublethink

11 Jul 14 - The world’s biggest oil company has been accused of ‘doublethink’ in claiming that its fossil fuel assets will continue to be highly profitable and in demand, while recognising the need for decisive action on climate change.

Sorry, say most Britons, but electric cars are not for us

4 Jul 14 - The electric car trend is still to take off, with drivers largely put off by up-front costs, according to a survey by Britain's Department for Transport.

Kia loves its new e-car but we won't see it ... yet

Kia's Soul e-car.

27 Jun 14 - Kia Motors says its new zero-emissions electric car has gone into volume production.

Scientists see dangers in jet contrails

27 Jun 14 - Air travel is a rapidly-growing source of carbon dioxide and is helping to heat the Earth. It accounted for 6 per cent of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2011.

Capital to switch off trolley buses

27 Jun 14 - Wellington Regional Council says its new transport plan will get up to 20 per cent more people out of cars and on to public transport.

Nat's transport plan a fantasy, say Greens

20 Jun 14 - National's transport budget for the next decade is a fantasy plan that pretends climate change doesn’t exist and locks New Zealanders into their cars for the next 50 years, the Green Party says.


Scientists find simple way to produce biofuel

13 Jun 14 - Scientists in the United States claim they have developed a simple, one-step process that turns plant tissue into biofuel.

Our new planes cut carbon, says Air NZ

6 Jun 14 - Air New Zealand says its new aeroplanes will help it to cut carbon emissions.

Wellington mayor gets hands-on with China's electric buses

Celia Wade-Brown ... taking control.

6 Jun 14 - Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown has taken the wheel of an electric bus.

Climate change? She'll be right, says Shell

30 May 14 - Shell, the world’s largest oil company, believes that governments will not damage its business by taking rapid action on climate change, and says all its oil reserves will be needed and sold at a...

Look, ma, no hands ... Google car could be a threat, says GM

30 May 14 - Google dropped its driverless car on the motor world this week and the concept immediately won praise from a leading industry executive.

Be very wary of oil, report urges big investors

9 May 14 - Investors are being urged to warn oil companies that they are risking trillions of dollars in exploiting oil fields that will probably never be profitable − and to consider selling their shares...

It's time to put non-edible biomass to work

2 May 14 - Bioenergy and biofuels have an important role to play in lowering the use of carbon-intensive fossil fuels – a point underscored by the IPCC report which confirmed the need for further research to...

On yer bike ... Copenhagen shows the way for European cities

17 Apr 14 - More than 76,600 people could become employed by green transportation businesses, and 10,000 lives would be saved, if major European cities adopted Copenhagen's bicycle sharing system, says a new...

How sail is catching up with the fossil-fuel ships

Maersk's Triple-E ... 18,000 containers.

11 Apr 14 - Ship transport is energy efficient, but it is also a significant source of emissions because of the globalised world huge transportation needs. In large measure, these vessels are powered with...

Tyres can save fuel, says consumer watchdog

11 Apr 14 - Choosing tyres which grip well but are also fuel efficient can save money and reduce carbon emissions, says Consumer NZ.

Airlines wrestle with demands of climate change

11 Apr 14 - By LYNETTE DRAY.- Although aviation emissions contribute only 3 to 5 per cent of the total impact on the planet’s climate, this is steadily growing and is a surprisingly intractable problem to solve.

Z Energy goes it alone with $21 million biodiesel plant to supply local market

4 Apr 14 - A commercial-scale biodiesel project nearly stymied by the withdrawal of Government support is to go ahead.


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