Toyota is reported to have surpassed the 2 million sales mark for its hybrid vehicles in Japan this year, while Nissan has sold 42,700 units of its all-electric LEAF.
Businesses including Alstom, BOC, Drax, E.ON, Linde, National Grid and Progressive Energy are calling on the European Commission to delay a decision on carbon capture and storage funding.
Starting this week, drivers in San Francisco can fill up their cars with US developer Solazyme’s biodiesel made from algae.
UK government-backed innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board, is offering up to £5 million in funding to stimulate the development of fuel cell manufacturing and supply chains.
California kicked off its cap-and-trade scheme with the first auction of carbon emission credits yesterday under the shadow of a petition to halt the scheme.
Wind power could meet nearly a quarter of total global electricity demand by 2030, according to the Global Wind Energy Council most optimistic predictions.
The government-backed Energy Technologies Institute is launching a £3 million study into householders’ use of heat and energy.
UK business leaders from Unilever, Kingfisher, EDF Energy and Doosan are echoing calls for the government to introduce a 2030 decarbonisation target for the power sector.
UK business lobby group, the CBI, is calling on European nations to unite behind a 2030 carbon reduction target to secure the future of the Emissions Trading System.