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Exploring Scotland in an electric car

If electric cars are going to figure largely in the UK’s transport future, this might be a good time for a scenic holiday in Scotland, as that will be an excellent way to get acquainted with one of the most progressive models, the Renault Twizy. First launched in 2009, the open-sided electric mini-car could be described as ‘space-age cute’ and from all reports, it’s a

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British firm discover innovative way of producing petrol

A leading British firm has invented a new technology of producing petrol from air which could be used to save the ongoing energy crisis. This technology is backed up by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers as a likely game changing process in the continuing struggle against climate change.

Air Fuel Synthesis, the Stockton-on-Tees-based company has claimed that they have invented a way of making petrol

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Save money and the environment with the Gocycle G2

Save money and the environment with the Gocycle G2

At a time when we are all trying to save money and the environment, getting on your bike and commuting to work seems a logical idea, but, nobody wants to arrive at the office hot and sticky or with oily pants. Thankfully, the perfect solution has arrived in the shape of the Gocycle G2.

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Buses powered by household waste set to hit the roads of Greater Manchester

A new generation of buses that are powered solely by household waste will soon take to the streets of Greater Manchester as part of a new innovative green scheme backed by Arriva UK Bus. The company has invested over two million pounds in a new eco-friendly fleet of 21 buses that are all powered off the gases that are produced at landfills.

Their introduction to

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Gerber introduce innovative pallet repair programme

A prominent fruit supplier in Europe has created a new environmentally friendly and easy way to reduce the costs of pallet repair and sorting. The Gerber Juice Company has come up with a novel way to reduce their overall transport costs by creating a pallet repair facility on site that has removed thousands of wasted trips from the UK roads and another forty or so

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Plane v train, who will win the battle to the slopes?

Plane v train, who will win the battle to the slopes?

If you automatically presume that the fastest way to reach the ski slopes is by plane, then you may be forced to change your mind.

A race, in the style of a Top Gear challenge, is set to begin which pits a plane against a train to find out once and for all

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Debate still raging over third runway at Heathrow

The transport secretary has recently stated that the government are not going to consider a cross-party consensus over the issue of a third runway being constructed at Heathrow. There has been a great deal of pressure on the government about whether an expansion of this airport is going to take place, and particular focus has been put on the Prime Minister David Cameron, over whether

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Government reveal plans for more electrified railways

Before the government came to power they promised that they would be the greenest government ever in office, and so far not a great deal has been done to see this promise fulfilled.

However, the government have recently said that they are going to be focusing on electrifying more railways in the UK than ever before. The government have said that not only is this

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A look at the work done by the Press Business Awards

The Press Business Awards, now in their 22nd year, were conceived as a way to recognise and encourage excellence in small and medium businesses in the York area. There are numerous categories in which an organisation can enter the competition, including one for Sustainable Travel Initiative. The short list for 2012 awards has been published, and York University is one of three final contenders in

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Government to spend £4.5bn on new trains

Nearly three and a half years after naming the consortium, the government has confirmed that it will spend £4.5bn on a new fleet of Intercity Express trains. The consortium will be led by Hitachi as the preferred bidder. The Department for Transport said that this means thousands of jobs will be secured and nearly a thousand more created.

The new fleet of trains will be

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