After twelve years in power the British Labour government yesterday outlined what it has deemed a “low carbon transition plan”. Coopting language from the growing Transition Town movement is a crafty tactic by the British government that is promising to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 with 80% cut by 2050. Let’s get … Read More
Flush from his “successful” summit at the G20, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown is now preparing for his next test: his budget in two weeks times. His room for manoeuvre is limited with the pot of money largely seen as being empty. Even still Brown is promising a green Budget month to kick start moves … Read More
It may be the automaker that has given us the Prius, but Toyoto is coming under attack from green groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, who are challenging Toyota’s opposition to strict fuel economy standards pending in Congress. It is a position the Japanese company shares with General Motors, Ford and Chrysler.
General Motors is to give drivers the chance to try out hydrogen-powered vehicles, although it will help if you are a celebrity. As part of “Project Driveway“, GM will put more than 100 fuel-cell vehicles in the hands of customers before the end of the year. Ironically, the cars will be based on the Chevrolet … Read More
Ford and General Motors, the two embattled giants of the US car industry, Ford and General Motors have both unveiled plans for electric cars to try to maintain their position in an increasingly competitive market. GM, the world’s biggest car maker, unveiled the Chevrolet Volt yesterday at the glitzy Detroit Motor Show, where fuel efficiency … Read More
George W might have admitted that America is addicted to oil, but there have been two recent indicators showing the USA’s growing desire for alternative technologies. The American Wind Energy Association has announced that wind energy capacity in the US now exceeds 10,000MW for the first time. This growth has been driven partly by concerns … Read More