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The Scottish Energy & Environment Conference 2008

The Scottish Energy & Environment Conference 2008Oil is Running Out

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Manchester United Goes Electric

Manchester United Goes ElectricDriving it is as straightforward as you would expect. Simply put it in the one forward gear, take off the handbrake, then accelerate, steer and brake. That’s it. And yes it does drive like you would imagine a milk float to drive – but perhaps with a bit more fun, acceleration and nippiness.

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The UK gets its First Bioethanol Plant

The UK gets its First Bioethanol Plant

British Sugar has opened the first bioethanol factory in the UK this week, making biofuel from locally-grown sugar beet. The £20 million site which is located in Wissington in Norfolk will produce 70 million litres of ethanol a year from 700,000 tonnes of sugar beet.

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Promoting Low Carbon Vehicles: Policy and Practical Action

Promoting Low Carbon Vehicles: Policy and Practical ActionOn 7th November the Waterfront Conference Company, in association with the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership, held a conference in London entitled ‘Promoting Low Carbon Vehicles: Policy and Practical Action’.

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Biodiesel-Expo 2007 – The Most Sustainable Solutions Will Win

Biodiesel-Expo 2007 – The Most Sustainable Solutions Will WinBiodiesel-Expo is the largest biofuels event in Europe and the national showcase for all aspects of biodiesel production and usage. This year the event had over 4000 visitors, 110 stands, and was also host to the Biofuels Conference.

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Winning Range Rover Rally Car uses Engine Oil made from Plants

Winning Range Rover Rally Car uses Engine Oil made from PlantsThis Range Rover may not look like the greenest car on the planet – and it probably isn’t – however it is green in one very unique way – it uses engine oil made from plants.

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Driving in an MPG Marathon

Driving in an MPG MarathonDriving greenly - it’s big news. The methods of thrifty driving are fairly well understood: dainty foot on the throttle, think ahead and avoid the brake pedal, get into top gear asap and so on; you can do it pretty easily for a few miles. But what’s it like to drive super-economically for hundreds of miles?

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Motorsport shows leadership in going green

Motorsport shows leadership in going green

A1GP World Cup of Motorsport has unveiled a series of initiatives to help reduce its environmental footprint. Measures include switching to biofuel (30% ethanol mix), waste reduction measures, carbon-offsetting unavoidable emissions and promoting environmental awareness to a global audience spanning 150 countries.

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Cenex Low Carbon Technology Vehicle Exhibition, Leeds

Cenex Low Carbon Technology Vehicle Exhibition, LeedsOn the day when a month of rainfall fell in one day in some parts of the UK, resulting in devastating flooding, an event was taking place in Leeds with the aim of encouraging reductions in CO2 from vehicles.

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Confirmation of 100% Tax Break For Green Biofuel 52p/litre including tax from 1st July 2007

Confirmation of 100% Tax Break For Green Biofuel 52p/litre including tax from 1st July 2007Following a recent HMRC review it has been formally announced that users of less than 2500 litres a year of Pure Plant Oil (PPO) fuel will now no longer need to register with Customs and Excise and pay road fuel duty as of the 30th of June.

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