Electric cars emit 50% less greenhouse gas than diesel, study finds

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Arthur Nelson has reported that electric cars emit significantly less greenhouse gases over their lifetimes than diesel engines even when they are powered by the most carbon intensive energy. The report states that as battery technology improves and more renewables enter the electricity grid, emissions from battery production itself could be cut by 65%.

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Congestion in London is driving people off the buses

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The Data Team at the Economist has reported that congestion in London is driving people off the buses, and passenger numbers have fallen since 2014 after a decade of steady growth. The report states that congestion on London’s roads, is partly to blame – thus buses are travelling more slowly. Speeds have fallen from an…

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Eco-friendly hydrogen trains to replace ageing dirty diesels

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The Guardian staff have reported that workers at five railway operators are to strike in November in bitter disputes over the role of guards and the driver-only operation of trains. The report states that members of Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on Southern, South Western Railway and greater Anglia will strike for 48 hours…

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Rail workers on five networks to strike over driver-only trains

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The Guardian staff have reported that workers at five railway operators are to strike in November in bitter disputes over the role of guards and the driver-only operation of trains. The report states that members of Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) on Southern, South Western Railway and greater Anglia will strike for 48 hours…

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Leeds city council turn to SMART ticketing kiosks to ease congestion

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Sean O’Connor has reported that Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Combined Authority have teamed up with a Yorkshire-based kiosk manufacturer to bring quicker public transport measures to the region. This is to tackle the city’s growing congestion problem. The report states that council leaders and transport executives hope that the new machines will encourage…

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Europe’s oil capital turns to clean, green hydrogen buses

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The Scottish city, Aberdeen, now claims to have Europe’s largest fleet of hydrogen fuel cell buses. The £19 million ($24.98 million) project means that hydrogen buses are ferrying residents around Aberdeen as authorities look to reduce city centre emissions and boost air quality.

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Bus Strike is Arriva Bosses’ fault say union

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Union leaders have blamed bus giant Arriva for the bus strike in Liverpool on Thursday – saying the company has “snatched defeat from the jaws of victory”. Drivers and engineers at 11 depots across the North West of Liverpool walked out on Thursday in a row over pay.The GMB union has warned of traffic chaos…

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