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US public EV chargers hit 9000, set to…
In the second quarter, the US expanded its network of public fast-charging stations for electric vehicles by about 700, reaching nearly 9,000 nationwide.  This growth…
               
Singapore’s decarbonisation centre completes its final trial of…
Singapore’s Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) announced the completion of its final trial involving biofuels to power ships, conducted in collaboration with German container…
               
SAF production capacity in the US to jump…
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that the production capacity of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States may increase by 1400% in…
               
Mercedes-Benz plans to increase EV assembly in India…
German luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz is considering increasing the assembly of electric vehicles at its Indian plant to achieve cost savings and meet its objectives of…
               
Jaguar Land Rover partners with Pirelli to roll…
Jaguar Land Rover announced that it has joined forces with global tire manufacturer Pirelli in the global automotive industry‐first commitment to use Forest Stewardship Council…
               
South Africa possesses significant potential in the production…
At the IATA Wings of Change Focus Africa conference in Johannesburg, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) called upon South Africa to harness its resources…
               
Climate group urges an EU-wide mandate for zero-emission…
Campaigners from the Climate Group’s flagship fleet initiatives, EV100 and EV100+, have urged for an EU-wide mandate to set zero-emission corporate fleet targets for light,…
               
IAG warns of higher airfares to fund carbon…
International Airlines Group (IAG), owner of British Airways, said that airlines in Europe will be forced to raise fares to fund the cost of cutting…
               
US imposes $145.8 million fine on General Motors…
General Motors will pay a $145.8 million fine and forfeit credits valued at hundreds of millions of dollars following a US government inquiry that revealed…
               
China inaugurates country’s first technical centre for SAF 
The Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC) launched the country’s first technical centre for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The facility, which will focus on standard…
               
Climate tech company secures $34 million in Series…
Aether Fuels, a climate technology company, announced that it has secured $34 million in Series A financing from a syndicate of global investors.   The funds…
               
Neste to provide sustainable aviation fuel to Hotelplan…
Neste announced that it will supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Hoteplan Group, a Swiss travel group mainly focused on the leisure and business travel…
               
Air New Zealand welcomes 500,000-litre shipment of SAF
Air New Zealand has welcomed its first shipment of 500,000-litre Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into Wellington. The airline announced that this is a step towards…
               
DHL Express partners with Bank of Philippine Islands…
DHL Express announced that it has signed an agreement with the Bank of Philippine Islands (BPI). The partnership aims to reduce DHL’s annual greenhouse gas…
               
Japan proposes stricter SAF regulations to slash aviation…
Japan announced a new proposal that includes stricter rules for domestic producers of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to help cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It…
               
Korean Air expands cargo SAF program in partnership…
Korean Air announced that it will expand its cargo sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) program by partnering with global logistics company CEVA Logistics.   Korean Air’s customer-participation…
               
Air freight’s greenhouse emissions up by 25% compared…
According to a report from the campaign group Stand.earth, the surge in online shopping and changes in the post-pandemic economy has driven a 25% rise…
               
United Airlines chief emphasizes oil industry cooperation in…
Lauren Riley, chief sustainability officer for United Airlines, the third largest airline in the US, said in an interview with the Financial Times that sustainable…
               
LanzaJet secures MUFG investment to scale sustainable aviation…
LanzaJet, a sustainable fuels company, revealed that it had received an investment from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) to accelerate the deployment of its “proprietary…
               
Europe’s biggest airline group to charge up to…
Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to introduce a surcharge of up to €72 ($77) per flight next year to cover the increasing costs of alternative fuels…
               
Evri invests £19 million to boost electric cargo…
To accelerate its commitment to sustainability, Evri, a UK-based parcel delivery company, announced an investment worth £19 million. This new funding will expedite the rollout…
               
Rolls-Royce innovates with consortium on next-gen hydrogen engine…
Rolls-Royce Power Systems, a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce Holdings, is working with a consortium of five companies on developing the technologies required for a “highly efficient…
               
China wants EU to scrap preliminary tariffs on…
Beijing has urged the European Union to cancel its initial tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles before July 4, according to China’s state-controlled Global Times.  This…
               
E-fuels offer a long-term solution for key transport…
According to a report by Wood Mackenzie (WoodMac), e-fuels could provide a solution for powering essential transportation sectors like ships, long-haul aircraft, and heavy-duty commercial…
               
Volkswagen and Vulcan Green Steel sign MoU to…
Volkswagen AG and Vulcan Green Steel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a partnership focused on low-carbon steel.  VW plans to procure…
               
Europe will need to invest more in sustainable…
European leaders are urged to increase investment in synthetic aviation fuels alongside biofuels to achieve Net-Zero targets and decarbonize aviation by 2050.  Relying solely on…
               
World’s largest carmakers to face $7.6 billion lawsuits…
The world’s largest carmakers are currently facing 1.5 million lawsuits in Britain, accusing them of manipulating emissions tests. The estimated cost could reach 6 billion…
               
Zenobē secures new round of debt financing worth…
Zenobē, UK’s EV fleet and battery storage specialist, announced the completion of a $524 million financial deal, securing the largest electric bus platform financing in…
               
Egypt partners with China’s second-biggest automaker to produce…
An Egyptian firm has teamed up with the second-largest state-owned car manufacturer in China to produce affordable electric vehicles (EV) in the Middle East’s most…
               
Plug, Airbus, Delta and Atlanta International Airport collaborate…
Plug Power, a hydrogen solutions company has announced its collaboration with Airbus, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), and Delta Air Lines to conduct a study…
               
First all-electric school bus fleet in the US…
Battery-operated school buses in Oakland, California, are anticipated to reduce emissions and provide sufficient electricity to power at least 300 homes. A recent report from…
               
China to build first ‘green’ aviation fuel with…
Biofuel companies are investing over $1 billion to construct China’s first plants converting waste cooking oil into aviation fuel.  This investment aims to meet both…
               
Logistics company tests first-ever electric transport for long-distance…
DB Schenker in Sweden introduces a fully electric Scania R 450e lorry for long-distance deliveries. This e-truck will operate between Jönköping and Södertälje, covering a…
               
Biden to quadruple tariffs on Chinese EVs with…
President Joe Biden plans to increase tariffs significantly on Chinese electric vehicles (EV) and other key industries this week, emphasizing the move as a defence…
               
EU approves law to cut CO2 from heavy-duty…
European Union countries officially approved a law on Monday to reduce truck carbon dioxide emissions. This law mandates that most new heavy-duty vehicles sold in…
               
Singapore Airlines signs agreement with Neste to purchase…
Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group has partnered with Neste to acquire 1,000 tonnes of neat Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel in an effort to reduce its…
               
Air France, Lufthansa Group among 20 other airlines…
Air France, its Dutch arm KLM, Norwegian, SAS, and multiple Lufthansa Group airlines are among 20 carriers under investigation by the European Union for potential…
               
NEoT Green Mobility raises €60 million for zero-emission…
NEoT Green Mobility (NGM), based in Paris and dedicated to financing zero-emission mobility projects, has announced securing an additional €60M from its key investors, Mirova,…
               
Maritime Transport to replace diesel trucks with electric,…
Maritime Transport is progressing toward eco-friendly trucking by replacing diesel trucks with new electric semi-trucks. The company has placed an order for a total of…
               
Australia’s Macquarie launches $1.5 billion Indian EV financing…
The Australian financial giant Macquarie Group has revealed its initiative to establish an electric vehicle (EV) financing platform to revolutionize India’s transportation industry.  Macquarie’s latest…
               
Boeing partners with Wagner to boost SAF availability…
Boeing has announced a strategic collaboration with Wagner Sustainable Fuels aimed at enhancing the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Australia. The partnership will…
               
Demark launches biggest offshore wind tender
Denmark on Monday initiated its biggest offshore wind tender to date, signaling a pivotal move towards bolstering its renewable energy capacity. The tender launched by…
               
BHP to receive first ammonia-fuelled carrier by 2026…
The global mining giant, BHP Group plans to receive its first ammonia-fuelled bulk carrier in 2026 to cut shipping emissions, Reuters reported on Monday citing…
               
Industrial gas manufacturer receives funding to build hydrogen…
On Monday, Air Products and Chemicals, an industrial gas manufacturer based in Pennsylvania, announced that it had secured funding to construct two hydrogen refueling stations…
               
Air New Zealand purchases green fuel from Finland’s…
Air New Zealand has sealed its most significant deal for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with Finland-based petroleum refiner Neste to decarbonise and meet its net-zero…
               
US EPA denies petition to exempt turbine from…
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday denied a petition by energy industry groups seeking to remove stationary combustion turbines from the list of sources…
               
Chile unveils plan to set up its first…
Chile aims to begin production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in a large plant by 2030, with the goal of using SAF for half of…
               
EPA decision on California EV rules upheld by…
On Tuesday, a US appeals court upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's ruling, allowing California to establish its regulations for tailpipe emissions and electric vehicle standards. 
               
Biden Administration’s initial SAF subsidy model to set…
The Biden administration will release a preliminary climate model for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidy program in forthcoming weeks that is more stringent than…
               
EVs to overtake petrol cars in Norway by…
According to calculations by Reuters and analysts, Norway is on course to have more battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on its roads than petrol cars by…
               
US finalizes tighter tailpipe emissions standards for heavy-duty…
On Friday, the US government announced it was in the final stages of implementing more stringent tailpipe emissions standards for heavy-duty vehicles such as semi-trucks…
               
Shipping industry faces regulatory hurdles in the race…
Global shipping companies are feeling mounting pressure to reduce their carbon emissions. However, executives point to the complexity arising from vague regulatory frameworks, especially regarding…
               
Stellantis and California reach an agreement on vehicle…
On Tuesday, Stellantis, Chrysler's parent company, and the state of California finalized an emissions agreement. This accord comes after Stellantis attempted to join an agreement…
               
Air New Zealand explores partnership for green fuel…
On Wednesday, Air New Zealand invited startups operating in the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) sector to seek potential supply partners as part of its commitment…
               
Major developments in SAFs marked by IATA
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has reported significant advancements in the realm of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), particularly focusing on electrofuels, in its latest…
               
Germany’s emissions goal demands sixfold surge in EV…
According to a study, Germany must experience a significant turnaround in the momentum of electric vehicle (EV) sales if it hopes to meet its emissions…
               
Volkswagen quits Australian auto lobby over fuel standards…
Amidst a growing rift over new fuel standards, Volkswagen announced its withdrawal from the policymaking committee of Australia's auto lobby. The decision follows Tesla's recent…
               
EVs cannot fix ‘car harm’, study says 
While electric vehicles (EVs) promise cleaner air and reduced climate pollution, a recent analysis suggests that even a complete global transition to EVs would not…
               
Blended-wing aircraft pushes aviation towards net zero goals
In the history of aviation design, the landscape remained unchanged for a century, characterized by conventional tube-and-wing aircraft. Yet, amidst this conformity, 'flying wings' like…
               
Tesla cuts ties with Australian auto lobby over…
On Thursday, Tesla announced its decision to withdraw from Australia's major auto lobby and resign from its board, alleging that the organization had misled consumers…
               
Apple pulls the plug on its EV building…
According to reports, Apple has canceled its electric vehicle (EV) project, a decade after rumors first emerged about the iPhone maker's involvement in it. 
               
MAN Energy Solutions to deliver first-ever ammonia-fuelled ship…
MAN Energy Solutions intends to supply its inaugural ammonia-fueled engine for installation on a new vessel in Japan later this year, with plans to offer…
               
Climate concerns rise as US prioritizes highway expansion…
Since the passage of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law in 2021, lauded by President Biden as a transformative effort to revamp America's crumbling infrastructure,…
               
UK’s helium-filled aircraft begins safety approval process 
Britain's Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV), a company working to enable travel on a large helium-filled aircraft by the end of the decade, announced Thursday that…
               
Hong Kong government plans to develop Green Shipping…
The government of the Special Administrative Region (SAR) of Hong Kong is set to inject tens of millions of Hong Kong dollars into initiatives to…
               
Stellantis will stick to EU’s 2035 ban on…
In an interview with German media outlet Welt, Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares stated that the company aims to support the European Union's plan to stop…
               
Vietnam’s VinFast starts EV facility in India’s Tamil…
VinFast Auto Ltd., a Vietnamese car manufacturer, began building its electric vehicle (EV) factory in Tamil Nadu, southern India. The facility will cover 400 acres…
               
SQM Lithium Ventures invests $9.4 million in EV…
SQM Lithium Ventures has put $9.4 million into Altilium, a British electric vehicle battery recycling company, to help it grow. 
               
Toyota faces scrutiny for cheating engine emissions tests
Japan's transport ministry is preparing to act against a Toyota Motor Corp affiliate for cheating engine emissions tests. This could involve withdrawing certification for specific…
               
Airbus demonstrates SAF use in A350-1000 at Singapore…
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Airbus showcased its A350-1000 aircraft utilizing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) during the Singapore Airshow 2024, held from Feb…
               
Major dissensions rise among automobile manufacturers over carbon…
Differences in opinion among major Indian automobile manufacturers have stalled progress in reaching a consensus on calculating carbon credits. 
               
Singapore mandates SAF usage for flights departing from…
Singapore's Civil Aviation Authority announced that flights departing from Singapore will be mandated to utilize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) starting in 2026, with a target…
               
Indian government releases guidelines for use of hydrogen…
The Indian government has issued scheme guidelines to support pilot projects utilizing green hydrogen as fuel in the transport sectors. The Ministry of New &…
               
European aviation associations call for stronger SAF policies
European aviation associations, including airlines, airports, civil aeronautics industry, and air navigation service providers, are urging EU policymakers to bolster efforts in developing a leading…
               
Dubai Municipality partners with global companies to produce…
Dubai Municipality has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global corporations during the World Governments Summit 2024 to revolutionise waste management practices in Dubai. 
               
California agency rejects Stellantis bid to void 2019…
A California agency turned down Stellantis' attempt to cancel a 2019 emissions deal with rival automakers. 
               
EU passes truck emissions law despite German resistance
European Union countries voted to pass a law aiming to reduce truck emissions after Germany's late demands almost derailed it. 
               
JSW signs agreement with Odisha for electric vehicle…
JSW Group has signed an agreement with the Odisha government to set up electric vehicle (EV) facilities in the state, with an investment of ₹40,000…
               
Washington state bill proposes 10% SAF blend requirement…
Legislation currently under consideration in Washington state aims to mandate airport operators to offer a minimum blend of 10% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for private…
               
EU truck emission goals in jeopardy as German…
Disagreements within Germany's three-way coalition may hinder EU plans to reduce truck emissions. The pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) raised unexpected objections, causing the German government…
               
India unveils scheme guidelines for green hydrogen in…
The Government of India has released “Scheme guidelines for implementation of pilot projects for use of Green Hydrogen in the shipping sector.” The guidelines were…
               
India’s TERI to launch green shipping portal at…
At the World Sustainable Development Summit in New Delhi this week, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) will introduce a green shipping portal. 
               
Australia announces fuel efficiency rules to boost EV…
On Sunday, the Australian government released a ‘preferred model’ for new standards on vehicle emissions as the country is looking to promote the uptake of…
               
Companies struggle with EV transition as demand for…
As the demand for fast package delivery increases, companies are facing challenges transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs). Americans now make over 15% of their purchases…
               
Sustainable aviation fuel crunch can hamper airlines’ climate…
Airlines are finding it difficult to obtain and use lower-carbon fuels due to a shortage in supply and high costs, according to Cathay Pacific's head…
               
Emirates joins Solent Cluster to advance sustainable aviation…
Emirates has become a member of the Solent Cluster, a cross-sector collaboration consisting of over 100 international organizations, manufacturers, engineering companies, regional businesses, and academic…
               
Daimler Truck & Abu Dhabi to explore Gulf’s…
The world’s biggest commercial vehicle maker, Daimler and Abu Dhabi have entered into an initial agreement for the supply of green hydrogen to fuel future…
               
Truck maker partners with German chemical giant to…
Iveco Group, an Italian bus and truck maker, has partnered with German chemicals group BASF for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries for their electric vehicles. 
               
Sustainable aviation fuel will take center stage in…
A new report titled "Sustainable aviation fuel is the way forward for aviation industry," published by Research And Markets, provides an overview of the decarbonization…
               
Chinese official urges caution over excessive new energy…
In a ministerial briefing on Friday, Xin Guobin, a vice minister at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, expressed concern over the excessive number…
               
Singapore’s marine biofuel demand to double by 2025,…
Singapore’s marine biofuel demand is suspected to increase double-fold by 2025 as shippers seek to cut emissions, a senior TotalEnergies executive said.
               
Hertz sells one-third of US electric fleet, shifts…
Hertz Global Holdings Inc. is set to sell one-third of its US electric vehicle fleet and shift its focus to gas-powered cars, citing weak demand…
               
Tesla tops car sales in Norway, EV takes…
For the third consecutive year, Tesla secured the leading position in Norway's car sales in 2023, maintaining its dominance over competitors, even amid an ongoing…
               
Tesla and popular EVs face stricter tax credit…
New regulations have tightened the rules around the availability of tax credits for electric vehicles (EVs), potentially reducing the number of eligible vehicles by up…
               
Climate groups criticize Berlin’s proposal for driverless magnetic…
Efforts are underway to implement a driverless magnetic train system in Berlin, designed to traverse the city and transport both passengers and goods. This initiative…
               
China to build clean-fuel ships by 2025 
China has established an objective to manufacture over 50% of the world's ships utilizing cleaner fuels by 2025, as outlined in guidelines released by the…
               
Electric bikes see a boom in the US…
Following numerous attempts, electric bikes are now gaining widespread acceptance in the United States, driven by surging sales of a growing variety of available models.
               
EU, UK extend deadline for EV makers to…
On Thursday, the European Union and the United Kingdom reached an accord to extend the deadline for electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers to adhere to local…
               
Used EV market bottlenecks threaten automaker profits and…
The auto industry's headlong rush into EVs is hitting an unexpected speed bump in the used car market. Sales of second-hand electric models are plummeting…
               
Wizz Air to invest £5 million in biofuel…
Wizz Air has disclosed a £5 million investment in biofuel firm Firefly, marking the airline's first equity involvement in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) research and…
Renewables soar as global electricity demand climbs, says IEA 

According to a new IEA report, global electricity demand has grown at its fastest pace in years, fueled by strong economic growth, intense heat waves, […]

Masdar secures $1 billion in second green bond issuance for renewable energy expansion

Masdar announced that it has secured $1 billion through its second green bond issuance under the company’s Green Finance Framework.   The announcement comes a year […]

EU commits €7 billion for sustainable, safe and smart transport infrastructure 

The European Commission announced that it has selected 134 transport projects to invest over €7 billion in EU grants from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), […]

Iberdrola’s subsidiary and Carbon2Nature partner to enhance carbon capture projects in Brazil

Iberdrola announced that its subsidiary, Neoenergia, is partnering with Carbon2Nature to develop projects that capture carbon using nature-based solutions to reduce the global footprint. In […]

New report highlights significant progress in corporate sustainability 

More than three-quarters of executives have seen significant or moderate progress towards their sustainability goals in the past year, according to Deloitte’s 2024 “Sustainability Action […]

Climate crisis prediction from America’s biggest oil refiner in 1977 article, surfaces online 

Nearly 50 years ago, Marathon Petroleum‘s corporate predecessor warned in its company magazine, Marathon World, that global temperature rise is linked to “industrial expansion” and […]