Climate crisis: aviation industry hears clamour for electric planes

Shift from fossil fuels top of agenda for Paris air show, industry having lagged behind other sectorsFaced with growing calls for action on the climate crisis, aerospace companies gathering for the Paris air show next week are turning their thoughts to…

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The Tories should see green over Khan’s ‘old banger tax’ | Phillip Inman

The ultra low emissions zone will be used by left and right to discomfit the London mayor. The Conservatives should do their environmental bit and support himA petition against the London mayor’s tax on car emissions – the ultra low emissions zone (Ule…

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A 99, sprinkles and no diesel: here come the electric ice-cream vans…

Battery equipment that can make 600 cones an hour being trialled as concerns over diesel pollution riseThe Mr Whippys of Britain have not had the best start to the year. Ice-cream vans have been facing mounting criticism after campaign groups and paren…

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Friends of the Earth to appeal high court’s Heathrow runway decision

Campaigners argued expansion plan was inconsistent with Paris climate agreementFriends of the Earth will appeal against the decision by judges to dismiss five legal challenges to expansion at Heathrow airport, the charity said on Wednesday, because the…

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EU set to cut carbon dioxide emission levels for new trucks by 30%

European parliament expected to pass laws forcing industry to cut CO2 pollution by 2035European lorry makers face having to cut the carbon dioxide emissions for new trucks by almost a third by 2035, while a UK government body has called for a total ban…

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London prepares for launch of ultra-low emissions zone

Almost 1,000 people a year in London are hospitalised with asthma caused by pollutionLondon is preparing to enforce “world-leading” vehicle pollution restrictions from Monday as the capital attempts to clean up the toxic air blamed for thousands of pre…

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