Tagged with transport

How GHG emissions can be lowered for shipping

How GHG emissions can be lowered for shipping

It seems so logical but a recent study shows the significant impact on reducing GHG emissions inshipping simply by sailing slower. Josh Barrie explains in an article on the i news website. Even the Dutch are now having speeds reduced for vehicles on motorways.   Making ships go 20% slower could cut greenhouse gases and … Continue reading

Toyota’s reputation at stake because it is not siding with California over fuel-efficiency standards

Toyota’s reputation at stake because it is not siding with California over fuel-efficiency standards

Toyota has spent decades cultivating an environmentally conscious reputation for pioneering the Prius, the first mass-market hybrid in the United States, along with other hybrid cars. Now that reputation may suffer because it has sided with the federal government against the government of California over stricter fuel efficiency standards for vehicles.  Dino Grandoni explains in … Continue reading

More concerns about maritime pollution

More concerns about maritime pollution

Environmental “cheat” devices fitted to thousands of ships could render some UK ports unusable by contaminating sediment and increasing the cost of dredging, authorities fear. ‘Scrubbers’ may pollute sea instead of air despite complying with new legislation. Wil Crisp explains in an article on the Independent website.   Environmental ‘cheat devices’ fitted to thousands of … Continue reading

Airships, once associated with the golden age of luxury transport, could play a role in allowing people to travel the world without destroying it

Airships, once associated with the golden age of luxury transport, could play a role in allowing people to travel the world without destroying it

Jason Allardyce writes in an article in the Sunday Times about airships, electric planes and flight rationing among low-carbon aviation alternatives mooted by an Scots academic. Do you think this is a viable possibility?   Scots researcher says zeppelins may be stairway to green travel Airships, once associated with the golden age of luxury transport, … Continue reading

Many shipping companies have rigged their vessels with “cheat devices” that circumvent new environmental legislation

Many shipping companies have rigged their vessels with “cheat devices” that circumvent new environmental legislation

Greed is obviously so powerful that companies are willing to cheat by circumventing legislation.  Will Crisp writes on the Independent website about what is happening in the global shipping industry.   Thousands of ships fitted with ‘cheat devices’ to divert poisonous pollution into sea Global shipping companies have spent millions rigging vessels with “cheat devices” … Continue reading

Reflecting on the future of travel

Reflecting on the future of travel

John Grant, Senior Lecturer in Natural and Built Environment at Sheffield Hallam University and Dr Keith Baker, Research Associate in Sustainable Urban Environments at Glasgow Caledonian University provide a thoughtful article on how travel could evolve between now and 2050 in an article on The Conversation website. Undoubtedly, changes are necessary and this article provides … Continue reading