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Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

While announced a week ago, there is still great concern about the pull back on fuel efficiency standards. Alyssa Danigelis provides a good article on the Environmental Leader website about the reaction from auto industry experts.   Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement last week … Continue reading

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Dieselgate goes global and Africa pays the price

Sophie Mbugua writes a good article on the Deutsche Welle website about how industrialised countries are sending their used and unwanted diesel vehicles to Africa with serious air quality implications. For starters, there is a need for African countries to improve their environmental regulations and ensure good enforcement.   Is Africa becoming the world’s dumping … Continue reading

Self-driving cars are likely to increase – rather than decrease – car travel

Self-driving cars are likely to increase – rather than decrease – car travel

As cities are increasingly taking action to reduce traffic congestion through increased public transport, cycling and other related measures, there is growing concern that the new trend towards autonomous vehicles could actually have a negative impact through their increased use. Mark Kleinman, Professor of Public Policy and Charlene Rohr, Senior Research Fellow at King’s College … Continue reading

Sailing ships can offer an environmentally sustainable alternative to the heavily polluting shipping industry

Sailing ships can offer an environmentally sustainable alternative to the heavily polluting shipping industry

Sometimes it is necessary to look at traditional methods of transport to see the possibilities for the future. Christiaan De Beukelaer, Lecturer in Cultural Policy at the University of Melbourne writes on The Conversation website about how traditional sailing can provide a practical response to climate change.   How traditional methods could deliver zero-emission shipping … Continue reading