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Aviation joins the electric age

Friday - New Zealand’s first electric plane will take to the skies today.

Consortium plans carbon-capture projects

Thursday - After decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to help meet the government’s climate ambitions.

Electric cars 'as cheap to manufacture' as regular models by 2024

23 Oct 20 - Electric cars will cost the same to make as conventional cars, with internal combustion engines, by 2024, according to new research.

Exxon’s leaked documents reveal pollution plan

12 Oct 20 - Leaded documents show Exxon plans to increase its carbon production by 17 per cent by 2025 - an increase equivalent to the total annual emissions of Greece.

Refinery closure could boost global emissions

5 Oct 20 - Refining New Zealand has confirmed cost-cutting measures for next year, but says a decision on whether to stop refining operations altogether is still a while away.

Toyota reveals plan to turn trucks into emissions-free 'power plants'

18 Sep 20 - Portable emissions-free “power plants” could soon hit the road under plans by Toyota to fit some of the company’s light-duty trucks with hydrogen fuel cells that can generate electricity.

Biofuels maker says policies needed to cut carbon

7 Sep 20 - Fuel retailer Z Energy says direct intervention is the fastest and most effective way to decarbonise the transport sector.


Aviation emissions nearly doubled in two decades

7 Sep 20 - Flying is responsible for 3.5 per cent of global emissions, scientists say in new research.

A Tesla electric plane? Elon Musk hints it’s not far away

26 Aug 20 - Elon Must once said that one day, all transportation will be electric, except for rocks. Yes, that even includes aeroplanes, which have long been on his list of things to electrify.

New EV is a 'loft on wheels'

19 Aug 20 - With start-up electric vehicle companies coming thick and fast, California's Canoo is targeting its broke, urban Millennial market by putting a couch in the back of its prototypes.

Hyundai expands electric fleet

11 Aug 20 - Hyundai to build three new EV models - including two new electric SUVs - under revamped and expanded Ioniq electric brand.

Hydrogen stations on the way

7 Aug 20 - The Government is putting $20 million into establishing a national network of hydrogen fuelling-stations.

Major ship emissions study flags a bigger role for governments

6 Aug 20 - Greenhouse gas emissions from shipping increased by 9.6% from 2012 to 2018, as rising demand outweighed efficiency improvements.

Trucks and buses are the electric future

5 Aug 20 - There aren't enough batteries in the world to electrify all the cars, so instead we should be focusing on trucks and buses.

Flying to bounce back faster in domestic markets

3 Aug 20 - Air travel is resuming on many routes as restrictions to contain the spread of coronavirus ease.

E-trains gain upper hand over hydrogen locomotives

31 Jul 20 - 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...

The campaign that made Swedes give up flying for good

29 Jul 20 - 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...

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...


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