transportation

Aviation: Germany Opens World’s First Plant for Clean Jet Fuel

Aviation: Germany Opens World’s First Plant for Clean Jet Fuel

By Natalie Muller and Neil King On the day that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced a commitment to reach “net zero” CO2 emissions by 2050, the nonprofit organization Atmosfair has opened the world’s first plant to produce carbon-neutral jet fuel. The group, which offers offsets for emissions from flights, announced Monday that its […]

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    Electric Flying Taxis Could Transform Air Travel by 2024

    Electric Flying Taxis Could Transform Air Travel by 2024

    Flying taxis to help you skip a morning traffic jam? Sounds like a thing of the future, but the future might be closer than you think. With new backing from American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Microsoft, UK electric aircraft manufacturer Vertical Aerospace is innovating to make environmentally-friendly, accessible urban air travel a reality. The startup […]

    ​The Future of Flying? Airships Could Cut Carbon Emissions by 90%

    ​The Future of Flying? Airships Could Cut Carbon Emissions by 90%

    Love flying but feel guilty about the air pollution and carbon emissions that airplanes produce? Sometimes, simple solutions to big problems float right above our heads — literally. A UK blimp company has developed a new environmentally friendly airship for commercial flights. If it replaces airplanes on short, inter-city routes, the updated technology will reduce […]

    Cyberattack Shuts Down Major U.S. Pipeline

    Cyberattack Shuts Down Major U.S. Pipeline

    The largest U.S. fuel pipeline remains shut down following a massive ransomware cyberattack on Friday. The Colonial Pipeline, described by one analysis as “the jugular of the U.S. pipeline system,” carries gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from Texas to New Jersey and supplies fuel to much of the Southeast. The attack and shutdown underscore the […]

    $73 Billion Clean Bus Plan Unveiled by Senators Brown, Schumer

    $73 Billion Clean Bus Plan Unveiled by Senators Brown, Schumer

    By Jessica Corbett As scientific studies continue to show the necessity of sweeping societal reforms to reduce planet-heating emissions, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer joined with Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chair Sherrod Brown on Tuesday to unveil a plan — backed by green groups and union leaders — that would invest $73 […]

    These Dutch Cities Will Allow Only Zero-Emission Deliveries by 2025

    These Dutch Cities Will Allow Only Zero-Emission Deliveries by 2025

    By Douglas Broom If online deliveries continue with fossil-fuel trucks, emissions will increase by a third. So cities in the Netherlands will allow only emission-free delivery vehicles after 2025. The government is giving delivery firms cash help to buy or lease electric vehicles. The bans will save 1 megaton of CO2 every year by 2030. […]

    France Moves to Ban Short-Haul Flights

    France Moves to Ban Short-Haul Flights

    France moved one step closer this weekend to banning short-haul flights in an attempt to fight the climate crisis. A bill prohibiting regional flights that could be replaced with an existing train journey of less than two and a half hours passed the country’s National Assembly late on Saturday, as Reuters reported. “We know that […]