Water engineers career boost
The Institute of Water is offering a free professional review for water engineers to gain Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Engineering Technician (EngTech) status.
Saab owner prepares to roll out 250,000 EVs
Saab's successor company National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has formed a new partnership with technology firm Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to help bring more than 250,000 electric vehicles (EVs) to the global automotive market.
Government provides £35m funding boost for ultra-low emission vehicles
A £35m funding package to increase the uptake of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) has been announced by Transport Minister John Hayes.
Toyota set to unveil 'world's first' net zero energy automotive dealership
Motor giant Toyota is "on schedule" to unveil the world's first certified net-zero energy automotive dealership, after striking a deal with the architects of the building to collect data to ensure that the facility is producing more energy than it uses.
'Paradigm shift' to electric vehicles required to meet global climate targets
Zero-emission vehicles will need to hold a dominant automotive market share by 2035 for the Paris Agreement's global warming target of 1.5C to be truly achievable, research group Climate Action Tracker (CAT) has claimed.
Britain is ready for the green bus transition, says Volvo Buses
The president of Volvo Buses believes an open standard that doesn't lock cities into contracts with individual suppliers could prove vital in accelerating the uptake of low-carbon buses across the country, and is calling on new stakeholders to engage in the conversation.
Ford launches new shuttle and bike-sharing services as part of City Solutions initiative
Motor company Ford has created a new City Solutions team, which will seek to solve congestion issues in the world's busiest cities, starting in San Francisco where the acquisition of a crowd-sourced shuttle service will streamline transportation in the area.
DfT trials highlight economic and environmental upside of longer lorries
The introduction of longer semi-trailer (LST) goods vehicles could saved operators £33m in transport costs, with carbon savings anticipated to reach 3,000 tonnes over the course of a 10-year trial, the Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed.
Emissions from new diesel cars are still far higher than official limit
New diesel cars are still emitting many times the official limit for polluting nitrogen oxides when driven on the road, almost a year after the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke.
EV charging stations will overtake petrol stations by 2020
There will be more electric vehicle (EV) charging stations than petrol stations in the UK within four years, according to Japanese carmaker Nissan.
Vehicle emissions standard forms 'centrepiece' of EU's low-carbon vision
A new legislative proposal from the European Union (EU) that creates binding targets for Member States to reduce emissions in the transport, buildings, agriculture, waste, land-use and forestry sectors will hinge on the ability to accelerate low-carbon technology and fuels in the automotive industry.
Ford turns to tequila to explore new bio-materials
Automotive giant Ford Motor Company has announced a new collaborative research approach with the world's biggest tequila producer Jose Cuervo, that will explore the potential of bio-materials made from the by-products of tequila production.
European Commission set to establish post-2020 transport efficiency standards
Plans outlined in a leaked draft document from the European Commission (EC) to introduce efficiency standards for new cars, vans and trucks by the mid-2020s has been lauded as a "step in the right direction" by Transport & Environment (T&E).
How Kia is using carbon capture technology to reduce production emissions
South Korean car manufacturer Kia has demonstrated its commitment to develop carbon capture and regeneration technologies as the company attempts to significantly reduce emissions in its production process, as revealed in its latest CSR report.
General Motors turns to resource efficiency to alleviate regulatory 'perfect storm'
EXCLUSIVE: Amidst all of the political uncertainty surrounding the UK's pending departure from the European Union, General Motors' (GM) regulatory affairs and CSR manager has said that embedding closed-loop processes is enabling the company to thrive amidst an ongoing "regulatory storm".
Tesco's distribution fleet at risk of being 'left behind' in decarbonisation movement
Tesco's engineering and maintenance manager has claimed that there is "no love for the lorry" when it comes to promoting fuel efficiency and decarbonising exhaust emissions, and has called on Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and policymakers to provide more clarity on a low-carbon future for freight fleets.
European Commission warned of car emissions test cheating, five years before VW scandal
The European commission was warned by its own experts that a car maker was suspected of cheating emissions tests five years before the VW emissions scandal.
DHL unveils competitions aimed at unearthing circular economy innovations
Delivery services company Deutsche Post DHL has called on innovators and visionaries from across the globe to generate new ideas covering the concept of sustainable logistics and robotics, as the firm launches two new challenge competitions to incentivise the circular economy movement.
Nissan turns to bio-ethanol to accelerate 'carbon-neutral' transport ambition
Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has unveiled the results a ground-breaking research and development (R&D) drive, which will establish a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered engine system that runs on bio-ethanol electric power.
Truck emissions limits crucial to achieving EU climate goals, report finds
Introducing EU-wide CO2 standards for trucks would bring significant savings and place Europe on track to fulfil its Paris climate commitments to cap global warming, a new study has found.
Electric vehicles are the new 'focal point' for Hyundai
South Korean motor company Hyundai has unveiled future blueprints to accelerate the transition to electric and hybrid vehicles, aiming to circulate 26 new-fuel cars and SUVs into its production by 2020.
London: fatal lung conditions 'more likely' in deprived boroughs
People living in some of London's most deprived areas have up to twice as much chance of dying from life-threatening lung conditions - from cancer to asthma - as those in the richest areas, new research has shown.
Nissan switches on solar farm at largest European plant in Sunderland
Japanese carmaker and leading electric vehicle (EV) producer Nissan has completed the installation of a 4.75MW solar farm in Sunderland - its biggest manufacturing plant in Europe - which along with other renewable sources will generate enough power to build more than 31,000 cars every year.
Volvo's innovative concept truck cuts fuel consumption by 30%
Heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer Volvo Group has developed a new concept truck which can make 30% savings in fuel consumption, with the vehicle forming part of a five-year long research project aiming to improve the efficiency of long-haul transportation by 50%.
Nissan denies accusations of vehicle emissions fraud
Japanese carmaker Nissan has denied accusations that it has cheated emissions tests, following claims from South Korea's Environment Ministry that more than 800 UK-built Qashqai models were set to be recalled.
Nissan revs up for 'decade of disruption' with UK's first vehicle-to-grid energy storage system
Japanese carmaker and leading electric vehicle (EV) producer Nissan is "turning science fiction into science fact" with a groundbreaking new scheme that will turn allow consumers to sell energy stored by Nissan Leaf cars back to the National Grid.
Volvo's driverless cars are heading for London to reduce pollution
Swedish car manufacturer Volvo Cars has revealed it will be trialling an ambitious autonomous driving (AD) system in the UK next year, representing the "largest and most extensive AD testing programme on Britain's streets".
Volvo targets a million EV cars by 2025
Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has announced a commitment to sell a total of one million electric vehicles (EVs) by 2020 through the introduction of a new range of plug-in hybrids and its first all-electric model.
10 policy steps to clean up London's air
Tackling emissions from gas boilers, imposing tighter standards on diesel vehicles and restricting the most polluting vehicles from entering the capital are among a raft of measures that the next London Mayor should introduce to cut pollution and help people live longer.
UPS calls for 'level playing field' of low-emission fleets
EXCLUSIVE: Packaging and transportation giant UPS has called on the UK Government to create a 'level playing field' by allowing the transport sector to create a better support system for vehicle electrification and enable more investment into biofuels.
New diesel tax would generate £500m and accelerate the switch to clean transport
New road tax implementations, aimed specifically at diesel vehicles, could generate more than £500m to fund a diesel car scrappage scheme that would ease manufacturing pressures associated with the consumer transition to electric vehicles, a think tank has claimed.
Volvo joins carmakers' call to standardise electric car charging
A global standard for electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is "sorely needed" as the last piece in the jigsaw to cement the rising popularity of EVs, Swedish car manufacturer Volvo has claimed.
India's largest car manufacturer joins drive for 100% renewable power
India's largest carmaker has become the second company from the country to join The Climate Group's RE100 initiative - a move that will see the firm source 100% of its energy use from renewable generation.
Auto industry pushes £500bn road maintenance plan as 'green' initiative
Europe's car industry has suggested that the continent's entire road network be resurfaced at a cost of hundreds of billions of euros as a "climate initiative" so that it does not need to make mandatory car emissions cuts by 2030.
0.01% of Britain's vans are ultra-low emission - FoI figures
Despite the number of ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) on Britain's roads continuing to increase year-on-year, 'green' vans represent just 0.01% of light goods vehicles on the road, according to new analysis from insurance provider Direct Line for Business.
Construction firm uses driver tracking device to slash emissions
One of the UK's leading construction and engineering companies has seen a 22% reduction in carbon emissions following the implementation of tracking devices in its vehicles to drive a behaviour change campaign.
Jaguar Land Rover drives circular value chain with REALCAR project
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will incorporate a sustainable aluminium alloy that contains up to 75% recycled content into the manufacturing of all of its vehicles, thanks to a successful collaborative project between the British carmaker and US aluminium can recycler Novelis.
Car industry launches free take-back scheme
The British automotive industry has launched a new take-back collection service designed to help recycle 'orphan' cars.
EVs are stable energy storage asset, says Innovate UK
Innovate UK has brushed aside ongoing fears around using electric and plug-in vehicles as an energy storage facility, insisting they present a "car park of energy storage" for UK network companies after 2025.
Britain's driverless cars prospect receives £20m funding boost
Eight R&D projects will share £20m of Government funding to help them develop the next generation of autonomous vehicles, Business Secretary Sajid Javid has announced.
Paris goals will cost $12 trillion, says Bloomberg
More than $12trn will need to be invested in new renewable power generation over the next 25 years to achieve the climate goals laid out in the Paris agreement, according to a new report from research group Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and sustainability non-profit Ceres.
Are Uber and Lyft helping or hurting the environment?
Are on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft good or bad for the environment? It's an increasingly urgent question as the services proliferate, but the answer is currently unclear .
Brompton Bicycle turns over new Leaf with Nissan partnership
UK-based folding bike manufacturer Brompton Bicycle has launched a new salary-sacrifice car leasing scheme for employees, with the all-electric Nissan Leaf proving the most popular choice.
VIDEO: Tesla cars could be driving themselves in just two years
Pioneering electric car manufacturer Tesla has unveiled a new software upgrade that could soon see Tesla cars driving around automatically to meet their owners.
BMW investigates solar-harvesting material for windshield de-icing
Automotive giant BMW is exploring the potential of a sunlight-harvesting material with the ability to release heat on demand, as an efficient means of de-icing car windshields.
London takes just one week to breach annual air pollution limits
London has already breached annual pollution limits just one week into 2016, and only weeks after the government published its plans to clean up the UK's air.
UK low-emission vehicles secure largest-ever market share
Sales of alternatively-fuelled vehicles (AFVs) rose more than 40% in the UK last year, gaining a largest ever market share of 2.8%.
Jaguar to enter world of electric motorsport
Jaguar has announced that it will contest the next season of Formula E, as the race to develop more efficient and affordable electric cars gears up.
Nissan 'energy hub' cars will store and return electricity to the grid
The world's bestselling electric car manufacturer Nissan has teamed up with energy powerhouse Enel to revolutionise the EV market by allowing drivers to act as 'energy hubs' with the ability to store and send back excess electricity to the grid.
Environment Agency reveals James Bond-esque flood-tackling gadgetry
The Environment Agency has unveiled an armoury of high-tech equipment it will use to fight the spectre of potential flooding this winter, including lasers, solar-powered cameras and a remote-controlled robot called Mr Nosey.
EV's 'too expensive' to tackle air pollution alone, says EIC
Electric cars could be up to five times more expensive than other methods of tackling air pollution on our roads, a new report from the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC) has found.
G20 could deliver 40% of 2C target with better energy standards, report claims
Raising and normalising energy efficiency standards across the G20 group of rich countries could deliver 40% of the emissions cuts needed to limit global warming to two degrees, a major new report has found.
The future is here: mass-market hydrogen cars take to Britain's roads
The first mass production hydrogen cars, billed for more than a decade as a clean alternative to petrol and diesel vehicles but only glimpsed as concepts at automotive trade shows, have arrived on British roads.
LowCVP calls for collaboration to develop 'trucks of the future'
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) is calling on Britain's fleet operators and local authorities to band together to create a new low-carbon market for heavy goods vehicles.
Ford factories save enough energy 'to power Oxford for a year'
US carmaker Ford has announced its European factories will have cut energy consumption by 25% in 2016 compared with 2011, saving around 800GWh a year.
Volvo announces range-wide electrification plan
Swedish carmaker Volvo has announced a comprehensive electrification strategy which will see plug-in hybrids introduced across its entire range and a fully electric car on sale by 2019.
Toyota targets 90% emissions reduction by 2050
Japanese carmaker Toyota has unveiled a series of ambitious new environmental targets with an overall aim to eliminate the use of gasoline cars and cut average carbon emissions from all of its vehicles and products by more than 90% by 2050.
Automotive sustainability: are cars of the future needed today?
In the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, a sector already low on public confidence is left with big questions to answer. But for one Swedish automotive entrepreneur, the crisis presents an opportunity to accelerate the move to all-electric transport.
Willmott Dixon pledges to halve emissions by 2020
Construction group Willmott Dixon has unveiled ambitious plans to slash its carbon emissions in half by 2020 from a 2010 baseline.
Hydrogen coalition launches EU-wide EV project
Hydrogen mobility innovators from across Europe have formed a new coalition to deploy 200 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV); 125 extended-range electric vans and 29 Hydrogen Refuelling Stations (HRS) in 10 EU countries.
Scotland unveils Storage Network to harness power of renewables
Industry body Scottish Renewables has taken steps to complement and improve the country's growing renewables sector by launching a new Storage Network.
New EV batteries will half costs and double mileage range
German electronics group Bosch has announced it will have a solid-state battery market ready by 2020 that will half the costs of current batteries while doubling the mileage range.
UK, France and Germany lobbied for flawed car emissions tests, documents reveal
The UK, France and Germany have been accused of hypocrisy for lobbying behind the scenes to keep outmoded car tests for carbon emissions, but later publicly calling for a European investigation into Volkswagen's rigging of car air pollution tests.
Luton Airport flying high with energy management standard
Luton airport has joined only a handful of airports in the world to be accredited with the internationally-recognised Energy Management Standard ISO50001.
VW chief resigns over emissions scandal
Volkswagen (VW) chief executive Martin Winterkorn has resigned after a hailstorm of criticism over the carmaker's emissions-rigging scandal.
VW scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows
Volkswagen's rigging of emissions tests for 11m cars means they may be responsible for nearly 1m tonnes of air pollution every year, roughly the same as the UK's combined emissions for all power stations, vehicles, industry and agriculture, a Guardian analysis suggests.
Nine out of 10 new diesel cars exceed EU pollution limits, report finds
Nine out of 10 new diesel cars break new EU pollution limits when tested on roads rather than test tracks, according to a new report.
Nissan delivers 155-mile battery upgrade with new Leaf
Japanese carmaker Nissan has added a new 30Kwh battery to its flagship Leaf electric vehicle, improving its driving range by 25%.
Coal burning costs UK between £2.5bn and £7bn from premature deaths
Deaths related to emissions from coal cost the UK economy between £2.47bn and £7.15bn in 2013, according to a comprehensive overview of coal production in Europe.
UPS drives towards 'delivery trucks of tomorrow'
Delivery firm UPS has today (9 September) confirmed the purchase of 125 new hybrid electric delivery trucks in the US and begun trials for its first range-extended electric vehicles in the UK.
Waste from Notting Hill Carnival could power 80,000 hot showers
Westminster City Council are expecting to collect around 200 tonnes of waste from Notting Hill Carnival this weekend, which, if converted correctly will generate enough energy to power 80,000 showers.
Formula 1-style energy recovery system could reduce lorry emissions by 25%
A French start-up claims to have developed the world's first Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) for road freight vehicles.
Audi unveils first all-electric SUV concept car
Audi has unveiled concept designs for its first all-electric SUV, with a full reveal expected at the International Motor Show 2015 in Frankfurt next month.
£100,000 electric-car loans on offer for Scottish businesses
A new £2.5 million fund will give Scottish businesses access to an interest-free loan of up to £100,000 for electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.
Electric cars fast becoming households' primary vehicle
Ultra low emission vehicles (ULEV) are increasingly being used like 'normal' cars, a new Government study has found.
First hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai arrive in Europe
Toyota has introduced its first production-grade hydrogen-powered Mirai sedans to Europe this week.
Highways England tests wireless charging for UK's motorways
Britain's roads could soon be fitted with wireless charging technology for electric cars following a new pilot scheme announced Tuesday.
Tesla already has reservations for $1bn worth of energy storage
Tesla has taken 100,000 reservations for its Powerpack and Powerwall battery products, worth approximately $1bn, according to founder Elon Musk.
Nottingham installs UK's largest solar carport
Nottingham City Council has built the UK's largest solar carport at the city's newly redesigned Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre.
Tesla's long-awaited Model X electric SUV set for September debut
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed the arrival of the long-delayed Tesla Model X later this year, according to the company's quarterly report.
UPS triples delivery miles on 'green' fuels
US delivery giant UPS has tripled the number of miles it drove on sustainable fuels in the last year, according to the firm's 2014 sustainability report.
Google Street View to map urban air quality and pollution
Environmental monitoring company Aclima has announced a new partnership with Google Earth Outreach to map urban air quality and pollution.
Cities bid for £20m funding to develop ultra-low emission taxi services
Eight cities across the UK are to bid for a share in £20m investment in plug-in hybrid taxi services, the Department for Transport (DfT) has announced.
Air pollution kills almost 9,500 Londoners each year, MEPs call for binding targets
A new report published this week by London Mayor Boris Johnson has revealed the extent of London air pollution-related deaths.
Transport only sector to increase emissions since 1970
Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that Transport is the only sector in the UK that has seen increased emissions since 1970.
Almost all London boroughs failed EU air pollution limit for toxic NO2 gas
All but two of London's boroughs are exceeding EU limits for a toxic gas linked to respiratory problems, ministers have admitted.
Lamborghini shifts green credentials into top gear with carbon neutrality
Supercar maker Lamborghini has achieved carbon neutral certification for its headquarters and factory in Italy.
New Climate Economy: 10 ways to generate low-carbon economic growth
Low-carbon economic growth can become the new normal and limit the impact of climate change, according to a new report released today (7 July).
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
It has been a remarkable week for renewable energy innovations.
Formula E finale sparks business support for green energy
Business leaders threw their support behind renewable power over the weekend as the final two races of the Formula E season took place in London.
Sustainability stats: This week in numbers
This week has produced some surprising numbers, from edie readers' views on nuclear power to the Government's planned part-privatisation of the Green Investment Bank.
EV industry must spread air quality message, says Transport Minister
New Transport Minister Andrew Jones has called on the low-carbon vehicle industry to make the public more aware of the local air quality benefits of buying electric cars.
£10bn investment needed to drive low-carbon transport industry
More than £10bn will need to be invested in low-carbon transport if the UK is to meet its carbon emission reduction targets by 2050.
Ford's 10-speed gearbox could cut fuel consumption by 5%
The Ford Motor Company has claimed that the nine and 10-speed gearboxes it is developing could cut fuel consumption by up to 5%.
BBC puts sustainable TV production in the spotlight for new series
The BBC's new primetime police drama The Interceptor has achieved top ratings for sustainability standards in TV production thanks to a raft of green initiatives.
Government defends plans to cut fracking red tape
The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has dismissed claims that it intends to "fast-track fracking without public consent".
Electric car sales accelerate by 366%
A record 9,000 new ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) were registered in the UK in the first quarter of 2015.
Greener vehicles could save firms £20bn
Corporate fleet managers across Europe could cut millions of tonnes of CO2 and save £20bn a year by taking advantage of available green technologies and efficiency techniques.
Expanding fleet drives up Royal Mail emissions
The Royal Mail has seen a 3.6% rise in carbon intensity over the past year due to a growing delivery fleet and more delivery miles, but has revealed plans to boost vehicle efficiency.
Minicab giant snaps up low-emission rival
Europe's largest minicab firm Addison Lee has ramped up its environmental credentials with the acquisition of London-based eco-friendly car service Climate Cars.