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EU proposes deep cuts to vehicle emissions, ignores ships, airplanes

EU proposes deep cuts to vehicle emissions, ignores ships, airplanes

European automakers have attacked proposed emissions standards that would place greater restrictions on cars, as well as large commercial vehicles like heavy-duty trucks and buses, as unrealistic. It's not unusual for companies to oppose stricter regulations on their products, but in this case the... read more

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NASA LeapTech electric-motor research project (Photo by Joby Aviation via NASA)

Experimental Electric Wing: Lower-Carbon Airplane Research

The next big thing in low-carbon aircraft isn't really an aircraft at all. It's a wing, mounted to the back of a Peterbilt truck. NASA is using this rig to test a concept... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
F-16 Fighting Falcon undergoing mid-air refueling [Image: U.S. Air Force via Flickr]

New Jet Engine Designs Could Let Military Save 25 Percent Of Fuel Burned

Cars and trucks are far from the only vehicles that burn fossil fuels, obviously. Jet aircraft too burn large amounts of fuel, and that's become a point of concern for a... read more August 11, 2015 by


 
Solar Impulse 2 lands in Hawaii

Solar Impulse Sun-Powered Airplane Lands Safely In Hawaii

Nearly four months after taking off from Abu Dhabi to attempt a circumnavigation of the globe, the sun-powered Solar Impulse 2 airplane has crossed the Pacific Ocean. The... read more July 6, 2015 by


 
United Airlines Eco-Skies jet

United Airlines To Start Using Biofuel On Passenger Flights

Commercial airline passengers in the U.S. have a lot to think about. Reaching the end of the jetway often triggers thoughts about the flight's on-time record, the crapshoot... read more July 1, 2015 by


 
Solar Impulse 2 solar-powered airplane

Solar Impulse Electric Airplane Now Flying Around The World

The history of aviation is full of circumnavigations of the Earth meant to prove the mettle of pilots and technology. Now, it's time for solar power to be tested in this way... read more March 10, 2015 by


 
Airbus A320

European Project To Boost Energy Efficiency In Airplanes, Test Fuel Cells

When it comes to reducing emissions, cars get plenty of attention--but an increase in air traffic is making aircraft emissions increasingly important. The European Union... read more December 10, 2014 by


 
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 (Image: Flickr user Aero Icarus, used under CC license)

Southwest Airlines Will Use Renewable Jet Fuel From Forest Waste

In the U.S., there isn't a lot of enthusiasm for automotive biofuels these days. Concerns over the potential impact on food supplies, the growing sales of practical electric... read more September 26, 2014 by


 
Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Jet Fuel From Tobacco Plants To Be Tested By Boeing, South African Airlines

Corn-based ethanol is, to say the least, a controversial topic. While it's shown promise as a viable renewable fuel, there are concerns that large-scale ethanol production of... read more August 12, 2014 by


 
Airbus E-FAN electric aircraft

Airbus Electric Aircraft Makes Public Flight In UK, We Still Want One

Aircraft--larger ones, at least--are surprisingly fuel-efficient ways of moving people around. They are however quite noisy, and aren't subject to nearly as many pollution... read more July 18, 2014 by


 
Airbus E-FAN electric aircraft

Electric Aircraft Are On The Way, Stylish E-FAN Makes First Flight

While electric vehicles are gaining popularity in the automotive world, the aviation industry is also looking into ways to clean up its act. French firm Airbus is best known... read more May 9, 2014 by


 
KLM biofuel-powered airliner (KLM)

Boeing Seeks To Certify Biodiesel For Jet Fuel Around The World

Tens of thousands of flights carry millions of passengers around the globe on a daily basis. Needless to say, the environmental impact of this is fairly large--but both... read more February 11, 2014 by


 
KLM biofuel-powered airliner (KLM)

Will Biofuels Do Better In Aviation Than Anywhere Else?

Given how familiar most of us are with cars, it's easy to see them as the be-all and end-all when it comes to cleaning up transportation. Reduce fossil fuels, increase... read more December 18, 2013 by


 
GreenWing International eSpyder

Would You Pay $40,000 For An Electric...Airplane? Now You Can

If you get from place to place on four wheels, there are plenty of ways to go green. But what if you prefer wings to wheels? GreenWing International has announced the release... read more September 13, 2013 by


 
GreenWing eSpyder electric aircraft (Image: GreenWing International)

Fun For $40,000? Electric Plane Beats Electric Car Every Time...

$40,000 will get you plenty of electric cars these days, including the recently-unveiled 2014 BMW i3. They can be fun on the right road, and it's great knowing you aren't... read more August 2, 2013 by 4


 
Honeywell, Safran and Airbus testing electric taxiing for aircraft

First Aircraft To Taxi On Electric Power: Paris Air Show Premiere

You know that feeling when you realize you've been missing out on some low-hanging fruit for years? That could be what the aviation industry is feeling right now, as Airbus... read more June 18, 2013 by 7


 

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