Easyjet Cuts Carbon Emissions 30 Per Cent Since 2000

Easyjet has cut the carbon emissions of its flights by almost a third since 2000 thanks to a combination of better technology and improvements in operating efficiency. Over the last 17 years its emissions per passenger, per kilometre travelled have dropped from 116.2 grams to 79.98 grams, a fall of …

Building Energy Acquires 4energia

Building Energy, an Italian multinational that operates as a Global Integrated IPP in the renewable energy industry, has signed a purchase agreement to acquire 4energia, an independent energy trader founded to buy electric power from small and medium scale plants for energy producers in Italy. The agreement will see the …

Asia’s First Hybrid Electric Ferry Sets Sail

The first hybrid electric ferry in Asia has set sail in the Taiwanese port of Kaohsiung, in the first stage of a plan to clean up the city’s marine transport sector with electric ship technology. Finnish electric shipmaker Visedo worked with Taiwan’s Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center to retrofit …

London Taxi Company Poised to Rev Up £300m Coventry Electric Cab Factory

The London Taxi Company (LTC) is set to open its £300m electric black cab factory in Coventry in March with a view to producing its first vehicles for the UK market later this year, according to reports. Speaking to Reuters, the Chinese-owned company’s chief executive Chris Gubbey revealed more than …

What can we learn from electric-car owners in Norway (more than 100K of them)?

Thanks to a combination of government incentives and public enthusiasm, electric cars make up a higher portion of new-car sales in Norway than in any other country. As of May, there were more than 105,000 plug-in electric cars registered in the Scandinavian country of 5 million people. That makes Norway …

Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years

Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, but historically it has not been the largest source. However, that has apparently changed. Transportation-related sources now account for the largest share of U.S. carbon emissions. Earlier this year, transportation overtook all other sectors of the economy—including electric power, industrial, residential, and …