Travel & Tourism
The latest news on green travel
and sustainable tourism
, from green cars
and tanker emissions
to eco hotels
and new train technology
With new models, new technology, improvements in infrastructure, and Government subsidies, more and more consumers are realising the cost and carbon benefits of electric vehicles – it’s time businesses did too, says Andreas Atkins, head of Electric Vehicle Services, British Gas.
Ecotricity, the green energy supplier, is aiming to hook up more customers to its green energy by offering electric vehicle (EV) drivers that are customers around 1,000 miles worth of free electricity.
Motorway drivers are set to be limited to a speed of just 60 mile per hour (mph) for a 34-mile stretch of the M1 in a bid to meet European standards on air pollution.
Solar, renewable subsidies, energy efficiency, alternative financing solutions, green grants, low-carbon transport and cleantech innovation were all key themes in GreenWise’s top 10 stories of 2013.
A waterway could offer a sustainable way of meeting water demand as well as providing employment, flood relief and boosting tourism
The case for building new airport capacity for business travellers does not stack up, say environmental campaigners ahead of an independent commission's report that is expected to suggest locations for new runways on Tuesday.
David Cameron has told the Chinese leadership that he would welcome investment by Beijing in Britain's high-speed rail network.
The room-sharing company's fight with the New York attorney general is likely just one of many legal battles to come for the growing sharing economy.
2014 is expected to see an even greater number of people taking to their bikes in Britain, spurred on by millions of pounds of investment in infrastructure and the start of 101st Tour de France in England next year.
California-based luxury electric carmaker, Tesla Motors, indicated it has serious designs on the British market today as it opened its first UK store and set pricing on its 'Model S’ electric saloon.
The leader in electric vehicles, Nissan, is set to miss its targets on sales of the zero emission LEAF, the company has admitted.
The leading UK green energy awards charity, Ashden, has begun its search for the latest and most exciting businesses and innovative products and services helping to cut energy use and carbon emissions.
The European parliament has delivered a "desperately weak compromise" on the future of biofuels in Europe that industry says will "curtail jobs and investment".
The UK’s first electric vehicle (EV) taxi service using 100 per cent renewable energy is to launch in London this autumn targeting business customers.
The Virgin entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson, has been a leader on the environment, putting up a $25 million (£16 billion) prize to encourage new technologies that scrub carbon dioxide from the air, and supporting sustainable safari resorts in Africa.