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While Germany’s transition to clean energy has had successes one major failure is the nation’s decades-long unwillingness to cut emissions from cars and trucks

While Germany’s transition to clean energy has had successes one major failure is the nation’s decades-long unwillingness to cut emissions from cars and trucks

A world leader in cutting emissions from electricity production, the German government, in thrall to the auto industry, ‘overlooked’ pollution from cars and trucks. Dan Gearino explains in a detailed article on the InsideClimate News website.   Love is Blind: How Germany’s Long Romance With Cars Led to the Nation’s Biggest Clean Energy Failure The … Continue reading

The coronavirus is impacting on public transport but, optimistically, train journeys might one day be something people actually look forward to

The coronavirus is impacting on public transport but, optimistically, train journeys might one day be something people actually look forward to

Would you take a train journey right now? Any travel during this pandemic can be risky but people still are travelling and as the economies start to grow again, no doubt we will be taking more journeys. Marcus Mayers, Visiting Research Fellow and David Bamford Professor of Operations Management,  both from Manchester Metropolitan University, write … Continue reading

Airlines are demanding the rewriting of a global agreement designed to cut aviation carbon emissions in wake of coronavirus crisis

Airlines are demanding the rewriting of a global agreement designed to cut aviation carbon emissions in wake of coronavirus crisis

Should we be surprised? The International Air Transport Association (IATA), the global trade association for airlines, claimed a scheme to offset any rise in emissions would place an “inappropriate economic burden” on operators already struggling with the impact of the worldwide Covid-19 lockdown. But climate campaigners have said any bailouts should come with environmental strings … Continue reading

The Trump administration rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles this week, creating regulatory confusion for the auto industry

The Trump administration rolled back Obama-era fuel efficiency standards for automobiles this week, creating regulatory confusion for the auto industry

Alyssa Danigelis, writing on the Environment + Energy Leader website, discusses  the confusion that has been created by the Trump administration rolling back on the previous planned approach to improve fuel efficiency standards for automobiles. Now the annual improvement is significantly lower than previously planned. But there are still clashes with the new federal standards … Continue reading