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Flying to bounce back faster in domestic markets

Monday - Air travel is resuming on many routes as restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus ease.

E-trains gain upper hand over hydrogen locomotives

Friday - Rail operators could make big savings by choosing electric battery power over hydrogen fuel cells when replacing diesel engines, a new study has suggested, although the ever-changing price of energy means the jury is still out on the best power source.

The campaign that made Swedes give up flying for good

Wednesday - Europe’s major airlines are likely to see their turnover drop by 50 per cent this year as a result of the covid-19 pandemic, while European airports expect to welcome 700 million fewer passengers.

States rev up plans for electric trucks and vans

27 Jul 20 - The world enjoyed cleaner air and clearer skies earlier this year as streets and highways largely emptied during coronavirus-related lockdowns. The sharp decline of oil-burning vehicles gave a glimpse into a world without pollution-spewing tailpipes and fewer growling 18-wheelers, school buses, and other large vehicles.

Tesla crushes rivals with first full-year profit

24 Jul 20 - Electric vehicle-maker Tesla has posted its first full-year profit – not just beating analyst expectations but also cementing its position as the most valuable automaker in the world and highlighting the huge advantage it holds over legacy car makers.

Cars rule as virus shakes up travel trends

22 Jul 20 - As with other parts of the global economy, covid-19 has led to rapid changes in transport trends.

EV owners plug in to help to avoid blackouts

10 Jul 20 - Electric vehicles can help to keep the air clean in cities – as we’ve seen recently with the reduction of traffic through covid-19 lockdowns – but they face two obstacles.

Airlines granted huge emissions reprieve by UN compromise

3 Jul 20 - The United Nations' aviation emissions offsetting scheme will not take 2020 into account when calculating how much airlines have to pay to neutralise their carbon dioxide output - a move...

Capital's buses on fast track to electric drive

29 Jun 20 - Nearly a quarter of Wellington’s buses will be electric by 2023.

Shipping needs to clean up act - and do it now

Older vessels need improving now without waiting for cleaner replacements
Photo Credit: Paulhami, Wikimedia Commons

26 Jun 20 - The shipping industry is in urgent need of a makeover: while limited attempts are being made to lessen polluting emissions of climate-changing greenhouse gases in the road transport and aviation...

Denmark’s e-ferry passes sea trials in style

24 Jun 20 - The world’s largest all-electric ferry completed 10 months of trials last week, as the EU-funded project revealed that battery-powered boats will save operators money compared to their diesel...

Why carmakers must overhaul production plans

Photo Credit: RNZ

15 Jun 20 - The world’s 14 biggest carmakers are on course to miss globally agreed climate targets, a leading sustainable finance think-tank has said, urging investors to do more to pressure boards to change...

How science shoots down hydrogen cars

5 Jun 20 - Hydrogen cars won’t overtake electric vehicles because they’re hampered by the laws of science.

Green bailouts will let airlines off the hook

29 May 20 - The coronavirus pandemic has grounded thousands of aircraft, contributing to the largest-ever annual fall in CO2 emissions. But at some point the planes will fly again and with them, global emissions.

Why a bullet train could increase greenhouse gas emissions

26 May 20 - Bullet trains are back on Australia's political agenda. As the major parties look for ways to stimulate the economy after the COVID-19 crisis, Labor is again spruiking its vision of linking...

Electric bikes could halve transport emissions

25 May 20 - Replacing just 20 per cent of car miles travelled with e-bike travel could cut Britain's greenhouse gas emissions from transport by up to eight million tonnes a year, new research shows.

Regional rail wins funding for business case

22 May 20 - A proposal for new trains to replace diesel engines with electric and expand Wellington’s regional rail service has won Government funding – but only to see if the business case stacks up.

Third of new Toyotas are hybrid, says company

14 May 20 - A third of new Toyota vehicles sold in New Zealand are hybrids, the company says.

Nats don't like railway network plans

4 May 20 - National is resisting moves to run the country’s rail network on a less-than-purely-commercial footing.

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