Too few businesses pledge to reduce business flying, new corporate ranking by Transport & Environment (T&E) and Stand.earth finds

A new ranking of 230 global companies by Transport & Environment (T&E) and Stand.earth shows that 193 businesses fail to act with sufficient speed and ambition to tackle corporate travel emissions. A new ranking of corporate air travel reveals that work is underway to reduce emissions by businesses, but more action is needed. Eight companies, … Continue reading Too few businesses pledge to reduce business flying, new corporate ranking by Transport & Environment (T&E) and Stand.earth finds

Ranking the 12 most effective measures that European cities have introduced in recent decade

Kimberly Nicholas, Associate Professor of Sustainability Science at Lund University, in an article on The Conversation website, provides the results of latest research to provide evidence-based ways to reduce car use in cities.   12 best ways to get cars out of cities – ranked by new research Question: what do the following statistics have … Continue reading Ranking the 12 most effective measures that European cities have introduced in recent decade

Hydrogen is one piece of a much larger puzzle to get vehicles off fossil fuels

Jane Marsh writes on the Renewable Energy Magazine website about the potential for hydrogen for vehicles. She writes that engineers have been touting the benefits of hydrogen fuel cells in vehicles for years. She then asks why this technology hasn’t gained much momentum and whether hydrogen could take over the automotive industry. What are your … Continue reading Hydrogen is one piece of a much larger puzzle to get vehicles off fossil fuels

Climate activists take a new approach: sabotaging hundreds of SUVs

In an article on The Conversation website, Graeme Hayes, Reader in Political Sociology at Aston University and Oscar Berglund, Lecturer in International Public and Social Policy at the University of Bristol discuss the actions of activists in Britain to deflate the tyres of SUVs. What do you think about this type of activism? Will it … Continue reading Climate activists take a new approach: sabotaging hundreds of SUVs

A “solar-canal solution” is about to be tested in California

While there have been solar panels installed over canals before in other countries, two academics explain how they could provide many benefits to California’s climate change objectives. Roger Bales, Distinguished Professor of Engineering at the University of California, Merced updates a post on EiD from May 2021 on The Conversation website.   First solar canal … Continue reading A “solar-canal solution” is about to be tested in California

Offset schemes do little to reduce climate impact of aviation

Almost all airlines now run offset schemes offering customers the chance to invest in green projects to negate the carbon impact of their flight. However, as Madeleine Cuff writes on the inews website, some offset prices fall are below the true cost of removing CO2. So, what would you suggest?   Carbon offsetting fees offered … Continue reading Offset schemes do little to reduce climate impact of aviation

The cost of abating the carbon impact of a proposed third runway at Heathrow has doubled since parliament approved the idea of expansion

While air travel has been subdued because of Covid-19, that does not mean that plans are not underway for expansion. In Britain, several years ago Parliament agreed to add a third runway to Heathrow, one of the world’s busiest airports. However, there is a requirement to offset the carbon emissions of the runway. Recent estimates … Continue reading The cost of abating the carbon impact of a proposed third runway at Heathrow has doubled since parliament approved the idea of expansion

Can aviation make the transition to a low-carbon future – and perhaps even reach net-zero emissions?

Emma Rachel Whittlesea and Tim Ryley at Griffith University in Australia address that question by arguing that significant technological and energy disruption on the horizon for the industry suggests such a future is possible. They discuss the issues in an article on The Conversation website.   Blue-sky thinking: net-zero aviation is more than a flight … Continue reading Can aviation make the transition to a low-carbon future – and perhaps even reach net-zero emissions?

European Commission boosts efforts to make rail Europe’s default mode of transport

The European Commission is proposing more sustainable travel, led by efforts to make Europe’s rail system the default mode of transport. Daniel Boffey discusses in an article on The Guardian website. The Commission’s press release on this proposal is available here.   Faster trains and cheaper tickets to boost European rail travel in new strategy … Continue reading European Commission boosts efforts to make rail Europe’s default mode of transport

In Sweden, a movement advocating avoiding flying has gained influence since 2016 and has started to change the way travel is portrayed in the Swedish media

Recent research shows that there are shifting ideas and assumptions about holidays by plane in Swedish society. While flying is still widely presented as desirable, changes in some media coverage show the influence of the flight-free movement and illustrate that different perspectives of what constitutes a good life under climate change are gaining some influence. … Continue reading In Sweden, a movement advocating avoiding flying has gained influence since 2016 and has started to change the way travel is portrayed in the Swedish media