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No more heavy loads: experts develop greener, lighter washing machine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of August 2017 01:19:34 PM
....About 3. 5m washing machines are sold a year in the UK, and the team said that if each were fitted with the device, the carbon savings would equate to about 44,625 tonnes of carbon dioxide, in addition to the reduced fuel consumption. ...
Thousands of drivers suffer loss of power following VW emissions 'fix' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of July 2017 03:02:18 PM
. More than half of VW, Audi and Skoda owners who had their cars “fixed” following the “diesel-gate” emissions scandal have subsequently suffered poor performance and worse fuel consumption, according to a legal firm behind a class action against VW. ...
Up in smoke: the VW emissions  ‘fix’ has left our car undriveable image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 07:00:03 AM
. Mysterious rattles, poor fuel consumption, difficulties in starting, low power, weak acceleration. ...
Brazil's recession worst on record image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 01:00:14 PM
....Brazil's monthly inflation rates suggest prices in the economy are stabilising, and interest rates are falling at a faster pace than expected. This could fuel consumption and investment and speed up the country's recovery. ...
Fixing America's failing infrastructure won't be easy, despite Trump's pledge image
....Rocky Moretti, the policy director of Trip, a transportation research organization headquartered in Washington DC, said that post-recession economic recovery has brought increased vehicle travel, placing additional strain on roads – urban ones in particular. But a recent report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute analyzing transportation in 471 urban areas showed that although vehicle miles had increased, fuel consumption had not risen above its pre-recession level by 2014, meaning fewer dollars had flowed into highway coffers. ...
Five minute guide to the rising cost of car maintenance image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:01:00 AM
....BURNING MONEY Fuel costs also look set to rise, with motorists routinely paying more than 120p for a litre of unleaded, up from just over 101p in February last year. Carl Ebanks, brand manager at fuel efficiency additive manufacturer Redex, says some simple measures can reduce your fuel usage: “Decluttering your car, emptying your boot of unnecessary weight and taking off your roof rack can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10 per cent. ...
Driving the green market: Low-emissions vehicle manufacturer finds itself in high demand image
....Grayson Thermal Systems saw its turnover rise to £28million last year, helped by international orders for its new generation of fan and battery temperature-control technologies, which it has developed for the electric and hybrid markets. As well as lowering emissions and improving air quality, the innovations also help fleet owners increase reliability and make substantial savings on both fuel consumption and maintenance costs. ...
Descent of the machines: Volvo's robot mining trucks get rolling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of May 2016 06:00:04 AM
....There are other advantages, truck companies claim. Cost savings can be measured on a societal level, because there will be a need for fewer vehicles, reducing CO2 and fuel consumption, while driverless technology also has safety benefits. ...
Ryanair fares cut could prompt price war image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of May 2016 07:31:30 AM
....24bn (£960m) for 2015-16. Hedging to buy oil at lower oil prices means that the airline’s fuel bill will be €200m lower next year, while new aircraft with more seats and better fuel consumption will also cut costs significantly, O’Leary added. ...
Volvo XC90 car review – ‘Safety was the last thing on my mind in this beast’ image
....Price £50,250Top speed 137mphAcceleration 0-62mph in 7. 8 secondsCombined fuel consumption 49. ...
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Mitsubishi Motors admits manipulating fuel economy tests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of April 2016 07:22:10 AM
.... He and other company officials bowed deeply at the start of the briefing. Mitsubishi Motors said: “We found that with respect to the fuel consumption testing data … MMC conducted testing improperly to present better fuel consumption rates than the actual rates and that the testing method was also different from the one required by Japanese law. ...
Anti-insect paint and electric planes: can technology make aviation sustainable? image
.... Small, steady annual advances in fuel efficiency mean that a modern Boeing 737 burns only around half as much fuel per passenger as the first 737 did in 1967. Winglets have reduced fuel consumption by around 4%, carbon brakes save hundreds of kilos per aircraft, efficient turbofan engines produce more thrust from less fuel, economy seats are stronger and lighter, and checking an aircraft for chipped or scratched paint can reduce its fuel bill by 0. ...
Computing the costs of connectivity image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 12:22:22 AM
...."A lot of airlines are using parts of the data," says SAP's Derek Maggs. "But are they using it for predictive maintenance, improving flight performance or fuel consumption? (In) most cases the answer is no, they're not using the data effectively. ...
Have we reached the tipping point for investing in renewable energy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 03:00:07 PM
....Ultimately, Moon says, both investors and corporations now have a signal that the time has come for them to direct their energies toward low-carbon, climate-resilient growth. “It marks the beginning of the end of growth built solely on fossil fuel consumption,” he said. ...
VIDEO: Using water to improve lorry designs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 4th of February 2016 12:24:00 AM
.... . Experts at Cambridge University's Centre for Sustainable Road Freight have developed a new trailer design that makes the lorry more aerodynamic - cutting fuel consumption and pollution by around 7%. ...
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EasyJet plans to cut carbon emissions with hydrogen fuel-cell trial image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 12:01:02 AM
....The airline hopes to trial technology later this year that would allow planes to taxi to and from the runway using zero-emissions fuel. Around 4% of easyJet’s total fuel consumption is used in taxiing, or an average of 20 minutes a flight. ...
EU plans new car tests after VW scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 01:15:36 PM
.... . "Authorities across Europe failed to expose the use of Volkswagen's illegal defeat device and for years consumers have been unable to rely on carmakers' official fuel consumption figures. ...
Fiat Chrysler CEO: US can make cars that meet 54.5mpg fuel efficiency standard image
.... Toyota, currently the world’s largest automaker, has been a strong proponent of hydrogen fuel cell technology. There is not much of a fueling infrastructure for hydrogen in the US outside of southern California, so the automaker – already known as the producer of the bestselling hybrid in the US, the Prius – has also developed hybrids, plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles to round out its portfolio and lower overall fuel consumption. ...
VW fix 'won't affect fuel consumption' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of January 2016 04:57:27 PM
....The UK boss of VW said that the "fix" devised to clean up some 1. 2 million vehicles in Britain would not affect fuel consumption. ...
End of the road draws near for Jaguar's Land Rover Defender image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of December 2015 06:00:10 AM
....So given the longevity and the passion it inspires, what has sealed its demise? Partly, changes in legislation that made some of its distinctive features outmoded, if not downright illegal. Side-facing seats in the back were outlawed by EU legislation after 2007, and changing standards, in fuel consumption and emissions to crash tests, made more and more facets of the Defender unviable. ...
VW admits emissions scandal was caused by systematic failures image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 11:14:23 AM
.... On Wednesday, the company announced that the number of cars with irregular carbon dioxide levels was far lower than originally feared. VW warned last month that CO2 emissions levels and fuel consumption figures may have been rigged in 800,000 cars. ...
VW says it overestimated number of cars with CO2 'irregularities' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 12:31:17 PM
.... . VW’s latest statement said that “no unlawful change to the stated fuel consumption and CO2 figures had been found to date” and “the suspicion that the fuel consumption figures of current production vehicles had been unlawfully changed was not confirmed”. ...
VW says CO2 emissions irregularities affect fewer cars than feared image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 12:25:07 PM
....Volkswagen has said the number of cars with irregular carbon dioxide levels is far lower than originally feared, providing some much-needed respite for the beleaguered German carmarker. The company warned last month that CO2 emissions levels and fuel consumption figures may have been rigged in 800,000 cars. ...
VW cuts tally of cars hit by CO2 issue image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of December 2015 12:20:38 PM
....The firm now estimates that about 36,000 of the cars it produces each year are affected. Last month, it said an internal investigation suggested that CO2 emissions and fuel consumption had been understated for 800,000 vehicles. ...
Airbus wants to build 'shipping container' cabins that detach from planes image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 26th of November 2015 10:18:51 PM
.... . "A long period of immobilisation on the ground can also result in additional fuel consumption. ...
VW 'finds another software problem affecting fuel consumption' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 26th of November 2015 05:21:30 PM
. Volkswagen has uncovered yet another software problem affecting its vehicles' fuel consumption, according to reports, adding to a massive pollution cheating scandal that has engulfed the car giant. ...
Fury as Volkswagen rule out compensation to British owners of diesel cheating cars image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of November 2015 11:39:00 AM
.... "It would be unacceptable that financial compensation would only be offered to US customers. "Damages, whether they concern the impact on the value of the cars, the cars’ performance, increased fuel consumption or any aspect due to Volkswagen’s misleading practices need to be compensated. ...
We're addicted to growth - here are six ways to wean ourselves off image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of November 2015 07:10:10 AM
....The 2008 financial crisis saw countries adopt extreme measures to keep the economic wheels turning, for example by reducing interest rates to record lows, pumping billions into the system through quantitative easing in the US, Japan, the UK and the euro-area, and striking trade deals to open markets further. These are not just western phenomena, as China injecting billions to fuel consumption and protect stock market investors demonstrates. ...
We can’t afford to squander the talents of half the UK. We need equal pay now image
.... First, rigging CO2 tests resonates more with governments and motorists than the diesel scandal. CO2 effects the tax band that a vehicle sits in and its fuel consumption, so governments will be able to force the company to repay tax credits, and customers will ask for compensation for their fuel costs. ...
VW says it will cover extra CO2 and fuel usage taxes paid by EU drivers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of November 2015 08:04:25 PM
....In a letter to European Union finance ministers on Friday, seen by Reuters, Matthias Müller, the VW chief executive, asked member states to charge the carmaker rather than motorists for any additional taxes relating to fuel usage or CO2 emissions. The initial emissions scandal, which erupted in September when Volkswagen admitted it had rigged US diesel emissions tests, affecting 11m vehicles globally, deepened this week when VW said it had also understated the carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption of 800,000 vehicles in Europe. ...
VW hit by falling sales as crisis deepens image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 06:28:19 PM
....The credit rating agency, Moody's, has also downgraded the German carmaker, which could mean that VW has to pay more to borrow money. "Today's downgrade reflects mounting risks to Volkswagen's reputation and future earnings following its announcement on 3 November regarding irregularities in CO2 and fuel consumption levels for certain Volkswagen group vehicles," said Yasmina Serghini-Douvin, a Moody's senior credit officer and lead analyst on Volkswagen. ...
Germany says 98,000 VW petrol cars hit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 05:15:32 PM
....The UK said it was "pressing VW to provide urgent clarity". On Tuesday, the company admitted that an internal investigation had revealed that carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption were understated during standards tests on about 800,000 cars. ...
Q&A: what are the new revelations about VW? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 12:33:21 PM
.... VW said it found “irregularities” and “unexplained inconsistencies” in the levels of carbon dioxide emitted by its cars. It admitted that CO2 levels and fuel consumption figures for some models were set too low during the testing process. ...
VW could face billions in car tax repayments over latest CO2 scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 08:30:51 AM
....Shares in the embattled carmaker slumped by 10% on Wednesday, wiping €5bn (£3. 5bn) off the value of the company, as analysts warned that the consequences of rigging CO2 and fuel consumption tests could be worse than the initial scandal around diesel emissions tests. ...
VW shares plunge as diesel emissions scandal spreads to petrol engines image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 08:41:15 PM
.... A change in the CO2 emissions of the vehicles would also affect their fuel economy, VW admitted. "It was established that the CO2 levels and thus the fuel consumption figures for some models were set too low during the CO2 certification process," the company said. ...
VW scandal widens to CO2 emissions image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 07:36:40 PM
....Shares in VW have dropped after it reported "irregularities" in carbon dioxide emissions levels, which could affect about 800,000 cars in Europe. An internal investigation by the firm into diesel emissions revealed that CO2 emissions and fuel consumption were understated during standards tests. ...
VW admission suggests cheats went much further than emissions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of November 2015 07:35:12 PM
....The crisis at Volkswagen has deepened after the carmaker found “irregularities” in the carbon dioxide levels emitted by 800,000 of its cars. An internal investigation into the diesel emissions scandal has discovered that CO2 and fuel consumption were also “set too low during the CO2 certification process”, the company admitted on Tuesday night. ...
A constellation of deals - and Brian Cox - welcome Chinese businesses to Britain image
.... . “They had an interest in Aston Martin and Mr Letwin was aware that I had an interest in electric cars and that we had issues around CAFC regulations in China on average fuel consumption. ...
Four ways Asia can cut the amount of plastic waste it dumps in the ocean image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of October 2015 03:36:23 PM
.... The data we analysed indicated that as much as 10% of waste disappears between the points of collection and final disposal. his is the result of adverse incentives that encourage transporters to abandon waste before completing their route - such as load-lightening to reduce fuel consumption, for example. ...
VW defies crisis to pursue global goals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of October 2015 02:59:56 PM
.... VW was so determined to beat Toyota at all costs, goes the theory, that it was willing to cut corners. In a bid to crack the US market, pressure was reportedly piled on employees to achieve the holy grail of a diesel car which was low on both toxic emissions and fuel consumption - all the while staying unfeasibly powerful. ...
VW questioned by Parliament image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 12th of October 2015 07:02:07 PM
...."The brief the engineers are working to is there can not be a change to the miles per gallon," Mr Willis told Parliament. "One of the key objectives [is that it] maintains the same level of fuel consumption. ...
Volkswagen emissions scandal: what happens next for cars affected in UK? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of September 2015 01:20:50 PM
....VW will desperately be hoping that the affected cars will continue to perform as drivers expect after the upgrade work is carried out. However, if the car performance, emissions or fuel consumption deteriorates substantially, lawyers will be queuing up to bring claims against the manufacturer. ...
Motorists 'tricked' in car test abuse image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of September 2015 06:38:42 AM
....T&E said the widening gap between test and real world results was being driven by three key factors: . It said its findings meant that nearly two thirds of the gains claimed to have been made on CO2 emissions and fuel consumption since 2008 were "purely theoretical". ...
Volkswagen scandal: Bad governance is often a sign of trouble ahead image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 07:29:12 PM
.... Time will tell and it is quite likely that the company allowed a misleading impression of its products to go unchecked. For a long time, all car companies have used data for fuel consumption that I believe were at best flattering and the same may well apply on the subject of emissions. ...
Cutting greenhouse gas emissions won't slow global economic growth — report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 11:00:10 AM
.... Prepared for green thinktank Heinrich Böll by DIW Econ, a German institute for economic research, the study found that, as a whole, countries that belong to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) have already decoupled their economic growth from emissions. From 2004 to 2014, OECD countries grew their economies by 16% all together, while cutting fossil fuel consumption by 6% and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 6. ...
Volkswagen emissions scandal: Switzerland bans sale of some models image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 08:06:02 AM
....Cars consume as much as 5% more fuel per mile if the systems are running correctly, meaning that owners of vehicles fitted with defeat devices have been using less diesel but at the same time breaking legal limits on air pollution. They may also have to pay higher taxes because higher fuel consumption could alter their cars’ carbon dioxide rating. ...
After the VW crisis, is your car’s miles-per-gallon rating accurate? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 26th of September 2015 06:00:04 AM
....The adverts promise as much as 90 miles per gallon on new super fuel-efficient engines, yet on the road the average is only 50mpg-60mpg. As the emissions scandal engulfs Volkswagen, carmakers face a second onslaught from drivers furious about fuel consumption that is often one-third less than claimed. ...
VW scandal: UK to rerun emissions tests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 04:10:15 PM
....”. Concerns over true pollution levels have also spread to fuel consumption, with the consumer group Which? having long reported discrepancies between official miles per gallon test figures and its own results, with the VW Golf being the second-worst offender in its research. ...
VW faces deluge of UK legal claims over emissions tests image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of September 2015 11:51:26 AM
....Related: Volkswagen has succumbed to temptations of patronage and privilege. Concerns over true pollution levels have also spread to fuel consumption, with the consumer group Which? having long reported discrepancies between official miles per gallon test figures and its own results, with the VW Golf being the second-worst offender in its research. ...
Volkswagen scandal: CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns over emissions deception - as it happened on Wednesday image
When it comes to carmakers, vehicle emissions are not the only concern | Letters image
....It is not just vehicle emission tests that can be rigged (VW emissions scandal could go beyond US, 22 September). What about manufacturers’ fuel consumption claims? Blowing up tyres beyond normal pressures, turning off lights and heaters and even putting adhesive tape along the narrow gaps between doors and the adjacent bodywork seem to be regular practices. ...
VW chief Martin Winterkorn defiant over emissions cheating scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 06:10:04 PM
....Consumer groups said that they believed there were issues with testing beyond NOx pollution. BEUC, the European consumer organisation, said: “The VW scandal has compounded our concern that underhand tactics are also being used in fuel consumption and CO2 testing programmes in Europe. ...
VW scandal caused nearly 1m tonnes of extra pollution, analysis shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 22nd of September 2015 03:27:58 PM
....In a sign that the emissions scandal will not remain restricted to the US, a Venice court will next month hear a case against VW and Fiat for misleading test advertising. The Italian consumer rights group Altroconsumo is due to press its case for a class action suit against VW and Fiat on 2 October, after laboratory tests showed that fuel consumption and CO2 emissions from the VW Golf 1. ...
Lotus: Affordable and beats cars five times more expensive image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 19th of September 2015 12:36:04 PM
....” . So does that mean defining a more fuel efficient SUV segment? “As a sports car maker, fuel consumption is probably not the first thing we think about when we get up in the morning, but in terms of regulation [it will] become more important, so we need to think about it, especially if we do an SUV. ...
Now is the right time to reform oil pricing image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of August 2015 09:41:18 AM
.... Yet Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates have all reduced or abolished various fuel subsidies in the last year. Besides raising taxes on fuel consumption, the US should also stop some of its subsidies for oil production. ...
Growth and the environment are perfectly compatible – and the UK just proved it image
.... There is no reason for that trend to stop. Indeed, it may well accelerate – your driver-less car is going to be a lot better at staying in the right gear to minimise fuel consumption than you are. ...
Electric airplane of the future set for take-off at Paris Air Show image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of June 2015 09:56:36 AM
.... "For us, the improvement of energy storage is a decisive technology brick," he said. "Electric systems will play an important role in cutting fuel consumption, thus costs – in all industries. ...
Oil slump may deepen as US shale fights Opec to a standstill image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of April 2015 07:59:47 PM
.... . The Chinese have also taken advantage of the price slump to cut fuel subisidies and have raised the fuel consumption tax three times in two months (by 50pc in total). ...
'I followed npower's advice and now it says I owe £2,500' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 10th of April 2015 01:26:36 PM
.... This you have paid. You have now changed providers and, it is to be hoped, will find a deal more suited to your fuel consumption. ...
Can the world economy survive without fossil fuels? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of April 2015 05:00:01 AM
....To some in the environmental movement – the “deep greens” – it seems pointless to expect politicians to do anything meaningful about climate change: they are obsessed with growth for its own sake, bend the knee to fossil fuel companies when they demand tax breaks and subsidies, and are reluctant to back the potential of renewables. In order to avoid ecological suicide, they argue, we must first recognise that capitalism is an insuperable obstacle to any reduction in our fossil fuel consumption. ...
Six changes to fuel consumption that could combat global warming image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of March 2015 08:47:21 PM
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P&O celebrates handover of its biggest ship image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of February 2015 08:29:47 PM
.... David Dingle, chairman of Carnival UK, claimed that Britannia – with its impressive Union Jack, the biggest of its kind in the world, covering the hull – was the “greenest” ship afloat. Britannia’s fuel consumption will be almost 20pc below that of the rest of the fleet. ...
Formula One technology to be used in jet engines image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of February 2015 06:00:46 AM
. Aerospace engines will incorporate Formula 1 gearbox technology and jets’ landing gear will use electric motors to cut fuel consumption under projects announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable. ...
Airbus 'exceeds targets' ahead of A350 take off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of January 2015 12:53:23 PM
....Qatar's new A350-900 was put through its paces with a flight from Heathrow over Broughton and Airbus's other plant at Filton near Bristol with invited guests. Its wings - the largest in civil aviation - and fuselage are made of carbon fibre, which aims to save up to 25% in fuel consumption. ...
Airbus delivers first of a new generation of airliners with A350XWB image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 22nd of December 2014 05:45:57 PM
.... . The US company then took the plunge, announcing plans for the 787 which would make extensive use of advanced materials to further reduce fuel consumption as well as offer more passenger comfort. ...
Shares slide on oil slump and global economy fears image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 13th of December 2014 12:00:00 AM
....The International Energy Agency (IEA) said global demand for oil would now grow by 900,000 barrels per day, down by 230,000 barrels per day on its previous estimate. The IEA cut its forecast on the back of expected lower fuel consumption in Russia and other oil-exporting countries. ...
Oil price falls further on IEA energy forecast image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of December 2014 12:27:12 PM
....81 a barrel, its weakest since May 2009. The IEA cut its forecast for global oil demand growth next year by 230,000 barrels per day to 900,000 barrels per day on the expectation of lower fuel consumption in Russia and other oil-exporting countries. ...
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed image
Source : Independent [Read Article] Friday 12th of December 2014 12:10:36 AM
....”. Sir  Tim – one of the aviation industry’s most influential leaders – urged the company to invest with Britain’s Rolls-Royce in building better engines to improve fuel consumption, rather than scrapping the whole A380 project. ...
Airbus shares dive as future of A380 in doubt image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 11th of December 2014 04:36:04 PM
.... . Speculation is growing that Airbus will soon repeat what it has done with its smaller A320 and A330 aircraft by launching a “neo” version of the A380, with is fitted with more efficient engines to cut fuel consumption. ...
IEA says global energy supply 'in danger' from turmoil in Middle East and Russia image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of November 2014 11:38:46 AM
.... The IEA said global subsidies for renewables would almost double to $230bn a year in 2030 but would then fall back as the technologies became more competitive. It said fossil fuel consumption subsidies were currently $550bn. ...
Brent crude oil price drops below $86 in face of rising global supply image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of October 2014 12:49:20 PM
....7p a litre – its lowest prices since December 2010. The AA’s head of roads policy, Paul Watters, said: “These latest price moves are a timely boost for UK families as they see fuel consumption go up with the start of winter driving and the heating being switched on at home. ...
The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of October 2014 02:08:30 PM
.... It imagines how large, hi-definition, ultra thin and lightweight displays could form the inside of the fuselage, displaying images of the exterior from cameras mounted on the plane’s exterior. But the real ambition echoes a constant quest in the aviation industry: how to reduce weight, which would cut fuel consumption, thereby bringing down fares. ...
The cool cars that money can't buy image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 12th of October 2014 10:42:19 PM
.... . In theory, the technology has all the benefits of a traditional petrol-electric hybrid, such as reduced fuel consumption during city driving and lower emissions, but without the handicaps. ...
Robots replace humans in mines as commodity slump forces cost cuts image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 5th of October 2014 09:09:01 PM
.... . Apart from dispensing with the cost of a human driver these robot-like trucks are also, according to Rio Tinto, cheaper to run in terms of wearing out tyres, fuel consumption and maintenance. ...

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