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A line of electric cars ready to be driven in a sharing scheme in Paris.

How transport sharing boosts health, wealth and climate

Monday - New research into how peopleís habits change shows that everyone benefits from car-sharing schemes − apart from car manufacturers who suffer a loss of sales.

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if jet fuel could be grown sustainably?

15 Jun 15 - The aviation industry is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2011 aviation contributed around 3% of Australiaís emissions. Despite improvements in efficiency, global aviation emissions are expected to grow 70% by 2020 from 2005.

Group aims to improve transport systems

Bicycle-taxi in the streets of Amsterdam.

15 Jun 15 - A high-level United Nations advisory group has agreed to take measures that could accelerate a shift toward safer, healthier, more efficient and sustainable transport systems.

Inter-island ferry tests cleaner fuels

Arahura ... test bed.

25 May 15 - KiwiRail is testing the viability of using cleaner fuels for its ferries.

Consultants win award for bridge work

28 Apr 15 - Opus International Consultantsí work on reducing the environmental impact of maintaining the Auckland Harbour Bridge has bagged it an award.

Beehive wants us to drive green cars

20 Apr 15 - The Government is looking at how it can encourage New Zealanders to switch to alternative-fuel vehicles.

China helping Londonís famous black cabs to turn green

13 Apr 15 - Itís the most famous taxi in the world and a British icon, rivalling the Queen and red pillar boxes for global recognition. Now thereís a battle to make Londonís black cabs greener.


We're in the right gear to hit the e-car highway

23 Mar 15 - New Zealand could be one of the first countries with a complete network of charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles, the Electricity Networksí Association says.

On yer bike, says pedal-power Mike

Mike Tritt ... switched on.

23 Mar 15 - Former Greenpeace activist Michael Tritt has found a new way, for him, to save the world Ė business.

Cheap fuel little help with emissions, says expert

9 Feb 15 - Cheap fuel prices will do little to help New Zealandís greenhouse gas emissions profile, says transport and energy expert Professor Ralph Simms.

Kiwi keeps an eye on Qatar project environment

Dr Peter Longdill ... huge project.

27 Jan 15 - A New Zealander is in the Middle East working to reduce the environmental impacts of a major sea port project.

Minister's transport plan just tokenism, says expert

Simon Bridges ... no climate link.

22 Dec 14 - The Government is being accused of tokenism in its attempts to cut greenhouse gas emissions from transport.

Lines company loves its electric cars

8 Dec 14 - Auckland lines company Vector says its electric vehicles are proving to be immensely popular with staff.

Scientists find new fuel job for sawdust

1 Dec 14 - Researchers at KU Leuvenís Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, in Belgium, have converted sawdust into building blocks for gasoline.

Actually, a high oil price might be a good thing for the world

3 Nov 14 - Oil prices have fallen dramatically since August Ė and, rather counter-intuitively, this could be a bad thing.

Good tyres tread lightly on the Earth

28 Oct 14 - New Zealand could cut greenhouse gas emissions by 6000 tonnes a year by installing fuel-efficient tyres on the nationís fleet of light vehicles.

Universities act to hit fossil fuel firms where it hurts

28 Oct 14 - Glasgow recently became the first European university to join the rapidly expanding fossil-free divestment movement. Following hot on the heels of the Australian National University, Glasgow promised...

Problem seaweed could provide biofuel solution

20 Oct 14 - It has often been used as a farmland fertiliser, and in some communities it is eaten as a vegetable, but now researchers believe that seaweed could power our cars and heat our homes.

How to save the planet ... bike, walk or take a bus

29 Sep 14 - Hereís a way to save $100 trillion and stop 1700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from getting into the atmosphere every year by 2050: cycle, walk or take public transport.


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