The airline Emirates has successfully tested flying a Boeing 777-300ER airplane with one of its two engines using sustainable fuel. The flight flew from Dubai International Airport along the United Arab Emirates coastline for about an hour. According to the airline, the demonstration flight, commanded by Captain Fali Vajifdar and Captain Khalid Nasser Akram, is […]
Most U.S. residents could both save money and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by switching to electric vehicles (EVs). However, the savings still wouldn’t reach the people who most need them without policy changes.
Transportation is the economic sector that contributes the most to U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making up 33 percent of the national total in 2019, according to figures from the Department of Transportation. But the Biden administration is determined to change that. On Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Departments of Energy, Transportation […]
Electric vehicle (EV) sales reached record highs in the UK last year, even with total new car sales driven to their lowest level in three decades by supply chain disruptions. Nearly a third of all new cars sold in December 2022 were EVs and they made up almost 17 percent of vehicle sales throughout the year, overtaking new diesel car sales for the first time ever, reported The Guardian.
The U.S. Postal Service announced on Tuesday that it will work toward electrifying its fleet of mail trucks, with a goal of all new mail truck purchases being electric by 2026. USPS expects to reach 66,000 battery-electric delivery vehicles by 2028.
As the race to develop a permanent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that will eventually replace kerosene continues, two new developments shed light on how quickly the technology is advancing. A company called Enviva, which is touted as the world’s largest producer of biomass, has invested in biomass factories all throughout the southeastern U.S. These factories […]
Yet another study provides evidence that humanity is not all equally responsible for the climate crisis. The UK-based research, published in Ecological Economics, finds that the top 10 percent of income earners in the country use almost three times as much energy as the bottom 30 percent. What’s more, the top 10 percent’s energy footprint […]