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Posted on Jul 24 2015 - 6:05am by John Peters
Comments Off on Season Two Formula E Dates Reveled for 2015 / 2016

he FIA WMSC, which met today in Mexico City, has approved the calendar for the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship. It is made up of 11 races, hosted in 10 cities, with London exceptionally hosting two races, as was the case in the inaugural season. The second edition of the FIA series for single-seaters powered completely by electricity will get underway on Saturday October 17th this...

Posted on Jul 10 2015 - 4:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Railway Stations Setting new Environmental Standards

Railway stations across Scotland have been awarded their annual accolades from the charity for Scotland’s environment, Keep Scotland Beautiful, as part of the Tidy Stations Standards Programme Awards – designed to assess and reward environmental management at stations. Keep Scotland Beautiful, working in partnership with ScotRail, visited all of Scotland’s railway stations in 2014 to evaluate...

Posted on Jun 20 2015 - 5:01pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Electric Scooter Set To Launch This Summer

Gogoro, an innovative technology company transforming how energy is distributed and managed in megacities, today announced Taipei City and New Taipei City Taiwan as the pilot market for the Gogoro Smartscooter™ electric vehicle and Gogoro Energy Network, set to be available this summer. Gogoro also announced the opening of the Gogoro Experience Center, a flagship store in Taipei’s prime shopping...

Posted on Jun 19 2015 - 1:05pm by John Peters
Comments Off on Green Fleets – New report shows enormous power of fleet managers over our climate

A new report from analysts CE Delft shows how corporate fleet managers could save millions of tonnes of CO₂, and €28 billion a year, with available efficiency measures and clean technologies. The statistics in the report imply that corporate fleet managers have more power over the composition of our atmosphere than most politicians, or even most oil executives. Transport is responsible for nearly...

Posted on Jun 17 2015 - 8:18am by John Peters
Comments Off on Police-horse poo is Plantastic!

Police horses Livingstone and Finsbury, along with riders PC Bob Thour and PC Caron Shaw from the Metropolitan Police Mounted Branch, made an official visit to the Horniman Museum and Gardens on Sunday 7 June to check on the progress of the pop-up garden they have helped to create. Their ‘donation’ – seven tonnes of Metropolitan Police horse manure – has been used to fertilise the soil for...

Posted on Jan 21 2015 - 11:24am by Sustainable News
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The first battery-powered train to run on Britain’s rail network in more than half a century carries its first passengers this week. This marks an important milestone in the project to demonstrate the viability of an eco-friendly battery-powered train for the twenty-first century. The new train contributes to Network Rail’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact, improve sustainability...

Posted on Dec 22 2014 - 8:07am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on The BMW i8 wins Top Gear Car of the Year

The BMW i8 has been named as Top Gear magazine’s global Car of the Year 2014. The plug-in hybrid performance vehicle beat off some stiff competition from a host of other premium and luxury manufacturers to win the overall award. The editorial team of Top Gear commended the BMW i8 for its breadth of abilities. Its 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine combined with an electric motor...

Posted on Dec 17 2014 - 2:36pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on The Mall at Cribbs Causeway selected as first South West base for Tesla

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway is pleased to welcome one of the leading businesses in sustainable transport, Tesla, to a new store in the centre. The temporary shop serves as a show room for Tesla’s electric cars, which are leading the market with class leading performance and practical range. The 2,110 sq ft shop unit has been launched alongside a Tesla Supercharger in The Mall’s car park – one...

Posted on Dec 10 2014 - 8:54am by Sustainable News
Comments Off on McLaren Group retains Carbon Trust Standard for ongoing commitment

McLaren becomes first-ever Formula 1 team to be awarded, and retain, the coveted Carbon Trust Standard for the second time McLaren Group has once again been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard for successfully measuring, managing and reducing carbon emissions across all of its UK operations. This achievement makes McLaren the first Formula 1 team to retain the Carbon Trust Standard for a second time,...

Posted on Nov 10 2014 - 7:35pm by Sustainable News
Comments Off on First Truly ‘Green-fuel’ Forklift Points to Emisson Free Future

In what’s seen as a milestone in the development of forklift truck design and technology, a unique collaboration has seen the production of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered truck that relies entirely on renewable energy sources. Similar projects have used hydrogen fuel generated using fossil fuels but a research effort involving Briggs Equipment and Honda has seen the development of a fully integrated...