More & More Bus Fleets Transition From Diesel To Battery-Electric

Up until recently, the majority of the US public transit system was powered by polluting fossil fuels such as diesel, which pose a serious risk to public health and contribute to global warming. Now, as cities turn to zero emission transportation goals and bus fleets transition to battery-electric vehicles, quiet …

The Duke of Cambridge Has Just Launched the Earthshot Prize

The Duke of Cambridge launched a multi-million-pound environmental prize on Thursday, teaming up with celebrities including footballer Dani Alves and Alibaba founder Jack Ma to launch a prize aimed at tackling the world’s climate problems. With the high-profile project, The Duke, grandson of the Queen and second-in-line to the throne, …

Volvo Buses Inks New Electric Bus Orders In Norway

Norway is one of the most active nations when it comes to cutting carbon emissions. That means putting significant incentives in place for electric vehicles, be they passenger vehicles, trucks, ferries, or buses. One of its policy initiatives calls for all urban buses in the country to be battery electric …

Global Use of Coal-Fired Electricity Set for Biggest Fall This Year

The world’s use of coal-fired electricity is on track for its biggest annual fall on record this year after more than four decades of near-uninterrupted growth that has stoked the global climate crisis. Data shows that coal-fired electricity is expected to fall by 3% in 2019, or more than the …

EU Gets Heavy-Duty on Emissions from Trucks

The European Union has agreed to reduce emissions from new trucks by 30% by 2030. The European Parliament and the Council, which represents the 28 member states, reached a provisional agreement which ensures between 2025 and 2029, new trucks will emit 15% less CO2 on average compared to 2019 emission …

UK: Zero Emission Vehicles Could Be Given Green Number Plates

Clean cars, vans and taxis in the UK could be given green number plates under new government plans to promote awareness of ultra-low emission vehicles. It is seeking views on providing the “badge of honour”, which are already used in countries like Canada, China and Norway for electric and hydrogen …

Most-Polluting UK Home Fuels to Be Burned Up

The sale of the most-polluting fuels used in UK households are to get the chop as part of government plans to reduce emissions. The burning of wood and coal in homes is said to be the largest single contributor to particulate matter pollution – formed of tiny particles that can …