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Joint venture to build electric passenger-plane

1 Apr 21 - Rolls-Royce, Tecnam and Scandinavia’s largest airline, Widerøe, have entered into a partnership that they say will see the launch of an all-electric aircraft for passengers by 2026.

Shell to link execs' pay to climate performance

30 Mar 21 - Royal Dutch Shell proposes linking its directors' pay more closely to the group's climate performance and severing the link between bonuses and liquefied natural gas production volumes.

Aviation fuel from food waste could cut emissions

22 Mar 21 - Food waste could be instrumental in producing sustainable aviation fuel, according to a recent study.

EV subsidy plan causes division

19 Mar 21 - Toyota New Zealand will continue to push for financial incentives for those buying electric vehicles when it responds to the ClimCom draft report.

Japan's car--making heavyweights could be facing an electric shock

19 Mar 21 - Japan’s traditional car-making giants need to raise their game in the race to develop pure, battery-driven electric vehicles or risk being left behind by Chinese, American and European producers, analysts are warning.

IEA warns petrol demand may never recover

19 Mar 21 - Gasoline demand may never recover to pre-pandemic levels, the International Energy Agency says, with increased use in developing countries offset by rising fuel efficiency and a switch to electric vehicles in wealthy nations.

TRANSPORT 1: High carbon prices and behaviour change

16 Mar 21 - New Zealand is failing to get transport emissions under control, as latest data shows. Energy expert and IPCC lead author Emeritus Professor Ralph Sims says there is lots we can do, including pushing carbon prices higher.


TRANSPORT 2: Go electriciity, not hydrogen

16 Mar 21 - Green hydrogen is being touted as an alternative to fossil fuels in New Zealand. The Government has invested $8.4 million to explore its potential and $19.9 million in a hydrogen energy facility.

Our transport emissions hit new high

12 Mar 21 - New Zealand’s transport emissions are at an all-time high.

How heavy bombers hurt the climate

12 Mar 21 - The United States Airforce B-52 bomber that flew over Wairarapa during last month’s air show emitted as much carbon dioxide as 130 average mid-size cars emit per year in New Zealand.

Shipping industry proposes ‘moonshot’ fossil fuel levy

11 Mar 21 - Shipping industry representatives, backed by several countries, have submitted a proposal to the UN to charge a climate-related levy on fossil fuels used by international shipping for the first time.

World’s first low-carbon ship is low on gas

11 Mar 21 - When shipping giant Maersk announced last month it would operate a “carbon-neutral” vessel by 2023, the Danish company committed to using a fuel that’s made from renewable sources, is free of...

Study reveals Airbus' huge emissions legacy

1 Mar 21 - Planes sold by Airbus in 2019 and 2020 will produce well over a billion tonnes of carbon dioxide during their lifetimes, according to landmark first estimates of the aerospace manufacturer’s...

Businesses join hands to find 'right recipe' for zero-carbon industries

26 Feb 21 - Despite the pandemic slamming the brakes on flying, UK-based engineering firm Rolls-Royce - whose main clients include the aviation industry - has not backed away from its work to slash...

Tax aviation to raise funds for poor countries

19 Feb 21 - Taxes on international transport could provide finance to help developing countries cut greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of climate breakdown, a group of climate finance experts...

Aviation charts path to carbon neutrality by 2050

16 Feb 21 - The European airline industry has launched a sustainability plan to achieve carbon neutrality in the aviation sector by 2050.

Projects to tackle our transport emissions headache

10 Feb 21 - The latest round of Government funding to help cut the country’s traffic emissions has gone to projects including hydrogen trucks, EV charging and car-and-bike-sharing schemes.

Will planes be flying on air?

5 Feb 21 - Scientists are working on recovering atmospheric carbon to conjure aviation jet fuel from thin air.

Study puts Dunedin on most-at-risk airports list

4 Feb 21 - Dunedin airport is on a new international list of airports most vulnerable to climate change.


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