Tagged with transport

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

Getting serious with our climate emergency

Getting serious with our climate emergency

Britain’s parliament declared a climate emergency and others are following suit. Declarations are one thing.  Actually following through in addressing the crisis is not so obvious. Jefim Vogel, Joel Millward-Hopkins and Yannick Oswald from University of Leeds write on The Conversation website that airport expansion plans suggest we’re flying full-speed towards crisis rather than away … Continue reading

Microgrids offer a way to lessen or even eliminate the complexity of fleet electrification

Microgrids offer a way to lessen or even eliminate the complexity of fleet electrification

GTM Creative Strategies writes on the GreenTech Media website about the important role microgrids play.  To start with, they provide EV charging flexibility in terms of power and cost savings.   Why Electrified Transportation Needs Microgrids Government officials in Montgomery County, Maryland don’t have to speculate about the importance of energy resilience. In 2012 a … Continue reading

A ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead

A ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead

Electric vehicle celebrity Wan Gang, the “father of China’s electric vehicle movement,”  says a ‘hydrogen society’ is ahead. Companies are jumping in, but cost and other challenges remain.  Louise Moon explains in an article on the South China Morning Post website.   When China’s father of EVs starts talking up hydrogen vehicles, analysts say investors … Continue reading

New data from European Environment Agency show worrying increase in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans

New data from European Environment Agency show worrying increase in CO2 emissions from new cars and vans

According to provisional data published recently by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the average carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new passenger cars registered in the EU in 2018 increased for the second consecutive year, reaching 120.4 grammes of CO2 per kilometre. For the first time, the average CO2 emissions from new vans also increased. Manufacturers … Continue reading