Tag Archives: Air pollution

World’s largest hybrid ship to ferry passengers between UK, France

An artist’s impression of the Saint-Malo at sea. According to Brittany Ferries will have a battery capacity of 11.5 megawatt hours. Brittany Ferries A ship set to carry passengers between the U.K. and France in the next few years will be the largest hybrid-vessel ever built, according to operator Brittany …

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Airbus sets up UK facility to focus on hydrogen tech for aircraft

A model of one of Airbus’ ZEROe concept planes, photographed in November 2021. The firm has said it wants to develop “zero-emission commercial aircraft” by the year 2035. Giuseppe Cacace | Afp | Getty Images Airbus is launching a U.K.-based facility focused on hydrogen technologies, a move which represents the …

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BP deal sends Nasdaq-listed EV charging stock Tritium surging

The need for new charging infrastructure in the U.K. is likely to become increasingly pressing in the years ahead, not least because authorities want to stop the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars and vans by 2030. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tritium and BP have entered …

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Londoners should avoid unnecessary car journeys after pollution alert

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has issued a high pollution alert for the U.K. capital. Andrew Holt | Photolibrary | Getty Images LONDON — Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has issued a high pollution alert for the U.K. capital, telling those with lung and heart problems to “avoid physical …

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IEA’s plan to cut oil use

Cyclists photographed in Lisbon, Portugal, in October 2018. Kamisoka | Istock Unreleased | Getty Images Speed limits on highways should be cut by at least 10 kilometers per hour (6.2 mph) to help lower oil demand, the International Energy Agency said Friday. The recommendation is part of a wider 10-point …

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Hydrogen-powered train a step closer to passenger service in Germany

A model of Siemens Mobility’s Mireo Plus photographed in 2019. Nicolas Armer | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Plans to deploy a hydrogen-powered train in the southern German state of Bavaria took a step forward this week after Siemens Mobility and rail operator Bayerische Regiobahn put pen to paper on …

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VW and Goldman Sachs-backed Northvolt plans German gigafactory

A Northvolt building in Sweden, photographed in February 2022. Mikael Sjoberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Northvolt said Tuesday it would look to build a gigafactory in Germany, with the firm hoping the facility’s first batteries will be produced in 2025. In a statement, the Stockholm-headquartered battery maker said the …

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Energy-related CO2 emissions hit highest ever level in 2021: IEA

A worker cutting steel pipes near a coal-powered power station in Zhangjiakou, China, on November 12, 2021. Greg Baker | AFP | Getty Images Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose to their highest level in history last year, according to the International Energy Agency, as economies rebounded from the coronavirus pandemic …

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Sustainable aviation fuel costs more but consumers willing to pay: IATA

Sustainable aviation fuel’s main challenge relates to volume rather than airlines’ desire to use it, and consumers will be willing to pay the extra costs associated with its uptake, the director general of the International Air Transport Association told CNBC Friday. “I think quantity is the main issue at the …

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Why Nissan is moving from the internal combustion engine in Europe

The chief operating officer of Nissan on Tuesday explained that his company has decided to move away from the development of new internal combustion engines in Europe once a tougher set of emissions standards, known as Euro 7, come into force. During an interview with CNBC’s “Squawk Box Europe,” Ashwani …

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