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Trains already 100% Wind Powered in Holland

Initially, trains in the Netherlands were set to run entirely on renewable energy by 2018. However, it seems officials have been able to beat that goal by an entire year. As of the first of January this year, all public transport … Continue reading

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EV train – batteries included!

After a gap of more than 50 years, battery-powered train technology has returned to Britain’s rail network. Between Jan 2015 and mid February the new vehicle, known as the Independently Powered Electric Multiple Unit (IPEMU), will run in a weekday timetable service between … Continue reading

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End of energy and transportation as we know it’: Tony Seba

Within just 15 years conventional energy production and transport…obsolete by revolution in batteries, solar power and electric cars… “no excuse” for any utility in Australia not to know what’s coming, he says, outlining world with little centralised power generation, 100 … Continue reading

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Game changer bus

Popple explained that hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are a “technology looking for a problem.” I’ve been making that case for over a decade, but the exponentially-growing success of electric vehicles now simply leaves no significant room (or rationale) in the marketplace for … Continue reading

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Emissions Reduction – problem with transport

This week, a new report released by the federal government – a discussion paper on vehicle emissions, issued as part of a Ministerial Forum into reducing the environmental and health impacts of transport pollution – adds to the gloom…It illustrates, via … Continue reading

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Now here’s a wish – cyclists change traffic lights to green

In Aarhus, the city government wanted to encourage biking, and they found that, second only to poor bike lanes, cyclists weren’t biking because they didn’t want to be stopping all the time. Planners wanted to find a way to give cyclists the … Continue reading

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Transportation emissions could be cut in half by 2050

Surely what we desperately need is drastic action on transport, perhaps the most effective measure, for us to recognise need for behavioural change? How sick is Minister Greg Hunt giving taxpayers money, to one selected leasing company, to reduce cost … Continue reading

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PepsiCo and FedEx among leading brands calling for truck efficiency

“While medium and heavy-duty trucks only make up 7 percent of all vehicles on the road, they consume 25 percent of the fuel used by all U.S. vehicles…Fuel costs are passed on to consumers, which can, in turn, affect a … Continue reading

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Reducing car emissions in Europe

The world’s biggest car makers have already agreed to comply with an average new-car standard of 95g/km CO2 by 2021. Policy makers in Europe have now begun drawing up further targets for 2025, Automotive News Europe reports, with an aim for emissions to … Continue reading

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Drive slowly and prosper

For many of us, having been sucked into the fairy tale of  cars being freedom machines, cool expressions of individuality, blah, blah…when you hear about prospects of township sped limits being reduced to permanent 40km/h, you react with anger. Here’s … Continue reading

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