The European Commission is handing out 60,000 Interrail tickets to young people

From Tuesday this week, 18- to 20-year-olds have been able to apply for tickets that grant free train travel across Europe. The initiative is providing travel opportunities to young people as the pandemic wanes. A news item on the Deutsche Welle website explains. The closing date is October 26th, so if you know someone who … Continue reading The European Commission is handing out 60,000 Interrail tickets to young people

New analysis shows inclement weather conditions deter some cyclists more than others

Researchers in Australia have been studying the impact of weather on cycling. In Australia, bicycle travel accounts for only about 1% of journeys. Their analysis would hopefully help remove barriers to cycling. Richard Bean, Dorina Pojani and Jonathan Corcoran of The University of Queensland discuss their analysis in an article on The Conversation website.   … Continue reading New analysis shows inclement weather conditions deter some cyclists more than others

The future of EVs in China may look very different to the luxury Tesla cars currently attracting the most attention

Youlin Huang, Assistant Professor in Marketing and Innovation at Zhejiang Gongshang University, David Tyfield, Professor in Sustainable Transitions and Political Economy at Lancaster University, Didier Soopramanien, Reader in Marketing at Loughborough University and Lixian Qian, Associate Professor of Marketing & Innovation at Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University in an article on The Conversation website discuss the … Continue reading The future of EVs in China may look very different to the luxury Tesla cars currently attracting the most attention

Blog from Jane Marsh: Biofuels Enabling Companies to Set Emission-Free Delivery Goals

This summer, we are witnessing record-breaking high temperatures. As more individuals experience adverse health effects from heatstroke and dehydration, the demand for climate change prevention efforts rises. President Biden recently established a national carbon neutrality goal, supporting humanity’s and the environment’s protection. Fortunately, renewable energy advancements help society maintain the modern lifestyle while eliminating atmospheric … Continue reading Blog from Jane Marsh: Biofuels Enabling Companies to Set Emission-Free Delivery Goals

Space tourism and climate change

In order for international regulators to keep up with this nascent industry and control its pollution properly, scientists need a better understanding of the effect these billionaire astronauts will have on our planet’s atmosphere. Eloise Marais, Associate Profession in Physical Geography at University College London, discusses the environmental consequences in an article on The Conversation … Continue reading Space tourism and climate change

New data from EEA on emissions of newly registered passenger cars and vans in Europe in 2020

The European Environment Agency (EEA) has published its provisional data about the emissions of newly registered passenger cars and vans in Europe in 2020. For cars, the data show a 12 % decrease in average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, compared with 2019. Average van emissions also decreased slightly, by about 1.5 %.   Sharp decrease … Continue reading New data from EEA on emissions of newly registered passenger cars and vans in Europe in 2020

Smart traffic lights could cut emissions by a quarter

Is this the future for better traffic flow in urban areas? Smart traffic lights are now being tested in Britain. Graeme Paton discusses latest developments in an article on The Times website.   Smart traffic lights get green light for cutting emissions by a quarter A new generation of smart traffic lights could be introduced … Continue reading Smart traffic lights could cut emissions by a quarter

Latest EEA data on average car emissions increasing in 2019

Average emissions from new passenger cars in Europe increased for the third consecutive year in 2019, reaching 122.3 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre (g CO2/km), according to the European Environment Agency’s (EEA) final data. Data about newly registered vans show a stable trend. New EEA data set baseline for emission reductions in heavy-duty vehicles.   Average … Continue reading Latest EEA data on average car emissions increasing in 2019

Daimler, the world’s largest maker of heavy trucks, aims to build hydrogen-fuel trucks

Electric cars get all the attention, but truckmakers are also under pressure to shift from fossil fuels to electricity. Jack Ewing discusses in an article on the New York Times website what Daimler is up to.   World’s Largest Long-Haul Truckmaker Sees Hydrogen-Fueled Future Carmakers have been promising to scrap the internal combustion engine, and … Continue reading Daimler, the world’s largest maker of heavy trucks, aims to build hydrogen-fuel trucks

China is erecting factories for electric cars almost as fast as the rest of the world combined

Fueled with money from Wall Street and local officials, automakers plan to build eight million electric cars a year in China, more than Europe and North America combined. Keith Bradsher discusses latest developments in an article on the New  York Times website.   As Cars Go Electric, China Builds a Big Lead in Factories Xpeng … Continue reading China is erecting factories for electric cars almost as fast as the rest of the world combined