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Leafy learners: driving tuition goes electric

Stoke-on-Trent driving instructor Paul Tomlin recently made the pages of the motoring trade press as the owner of the UK’s first fully-electric driving school car, a Nissan LEAF. Now it’s going so well he’s planning to bring another five LEAFs into his electric fleet. We checked in with Paul to get...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 04/10/2013 - 08:45



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Indian ingenuity takes on big energy issues

From Prime Ministerial visits to sustainable tea-making , India has made quite a few past appearances on this blog. With a booming economy and very active science and technology sectors, it isn’t much of a surprise that the country is becoming a key player at the business end of energy and climate...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/09/2013 - 08:45



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Getting plugged in to EV progress

With our free Plugged-in Fleets Initiative still open for applications, it really does appear to be an apt time to get electric vehicles into fleets. For starters, the Government has pledged an extra £500million to continue to support the growing market for ULEVs, building on current progress in...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 11/09/2013 - 08:45



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Charging ahead with electric vehicles

As electric vehicles become more popular, Energy Saving Trust transport expert, Fergus Worthy, outlines how rapid charging works and why it's a good time to think about driving an electric vehicle. Ask people how long they think it takes to charge an electric car and most will probably say around...

Submitted by Guest blogger on Thu, 29/08/2013 - 13:30



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Seeking resolution for air pollution

Sustainability and health issues often go hand in hand. The connection has just been gravely amplified to the public through the release of a Lancet/ British Heart Foundation study about air pollution , which suggests levels in the UK are high enough to potentially cause thousands of deaths. Carbon...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 12/08/2013 - 08:39



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Fuel cell vehicles: a pretty long way to H2-go

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles, or FCEVs, encounter many of the same obstacles facing standard electric vehicles : infrastructure needs to be in place before anything approaching mass take-up, prices need to be seen as competitive, and people just need to see them in action. The one advantage battery-...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 09/08/2013 - 08:45



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EVs looking to volt higher

‘Try before you buy’ – the ultimate gift to the consumer sitting on the fence. When the object of the trying is something that’s still pretty new to market, it’s all the more desirable. Take electric cars, for instance: trust is increasing, but there are still lingering doubts among consumers. A...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 17/07/2013 - 08:45



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Scotland getting charged up about sustainable transport

Right now is a very good time to be an eco-conscious driver in Scotland. ChargePlace Scotland, the same scheme that’s installing a network of electric car charging points in the nation, is now offering the chance to get 100 per cent funding to install your own - at home or at a business premises...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 10/07/2013 - 08:45



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Mixed messages on business sustainability

If you only spoke to people who work in the field of corporate social responsibility, you’d most likely be forgiven for thinking that businesses are multilaterally striding forward towards new horizons of sustainability. The truth is, there are plenty that are doing just that – but there are also...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 19/06/2013 - 08:45



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Low-carbon emergence in emergency services

The media recently covered a renewables story that certainly caught the eye – ambulances being fitted with solar PV panels to power on-board equipment like defibrillators, satellite navigation and communications systems. It’s a move that will please our transport team , as not only will it add an...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 31/05/2013 - 09:00