Energy

bioJetfuel

Biofuel in the air

10 years ago a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 flew from London to Amsterdam powered by a mixture of Brazilian babassu nuts and coconuts. The arrival at Schiphol airport marked the first time that a commercial aeroplane used biofuel for the 80-minute journey. A big step if not a giant leap for biofuels. A decade later, …

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Audi EV

Audi moves into EV market with bold ambition to sell 800,000 electric cars by 2025

At this weeks annual AGM Audi said it plans to sell around 800,000 electric cars and plug-in hybrids in the year 2025, with 20 electrified models on its product line. This plan is to be called “Audi.Vorsprung.2025”. Audi highlighted plans to produce an electrified variant in each model series by 2025, so that every customer …

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Heathrow to use Jag i-Pace EV to help slash airport emmissions

The new Jaguar I-PACE will form the heart of an all-new zero-emissions luxury chauffeur service to and from Heathrow Airport. As many as 200 I-PACEs will be available at Heathrow as part of a deal with WeKnowGroup, creating one of the largest electric vehicle fleets in the UK. The zero emissions chauffeur service will begin …

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The Oil Wars – Interesting Telegraph article

Good article in todays Daily Telegraph by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard titled: US has won battle on oil and, as we go electric, is poised to win the war. Read in full at  the Telegraph – Highlights below: Over the last week the International Energy Agency and Opec have both capitulated on US shale, acknowledging that the US will achieve unparalleled …

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Fiat under attack for emissions cheating

A French prosecutor has opened an investigation into FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) over allegations that the carmaker cheated in diesel emissions tests, a judicial source told Reuters on Tuesday. “I can confirm that a judicial investigation has been opened into aggravated cheating,” the source said. The source said the Paris prosecutor had opened the investigation on March …

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Centrica to convert old coal power station to huge battery storage facility

The changing face of UK energy as coal power station converts to a big, very big battery. The old 120MW  Britich Gas Roosecote power station in Barrow began producing electricity from coal over 60 years ago. Decades later the plant was replaced with a gas-fired version in the Nineties. Soon Roosecote’s latest incarnation will mark …

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paris in smog

Smog chokes parts of Europe

A toxic cocktail of extreme cold, no wind and heavy burning of coal and wood for heating has left many European regions shrouded in smog. In many countries, including Britain, France and Belgium, officials have cautioned against physical exertion for children and the elderly, and for people with respiratory problems. Officials in Paris have ordered …

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