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Europe’s lead in fuel efficient cars could stall, warns T&E

Europe could lose its lead in fuel efficient cars, warns campaign group Transport & Environment.

Electric buses take to the road in the Netherlands and Canada

A new generation of electric buses are taking to the road in the Netherlands and Canada.

US west coast ‘electric highway’ reaches Canada

An ‘electric highway’ for electric vehicles, which will one day span the length of the US west coast, has moved a step closer with ten new charging points on major routes near the Canadian border.

Nissan to produce electric van in Barcelona

Japanese carmaker Nissan is to make its new 100% electric van the e-NV200 in Barcelona, Spain starting in 2013, the company has announced.

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Green local transport schemes get £113 million injection

Green local transport schemes get £113 million injection

UK Transport Minister Norman Baker yesterday announced a £113 million injection of funds for 30 local low-carbon transport schemes.

Goldman Sachs plans $40 billion clean energy investment

Goldman Sachs plans $40 billion clean energy investment

Goldman Sachs is planning a $40 billion investment over the next decade into renewable energy projects, according to media reports.

Sales of Toyota hybrids top 4 million worldwide

Sales of Toyota hybrids top 4 million worldwide

Japanese carmaker Toyota announced this week that sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped 4 million worldwide.

FedEx driving towards 20% improvement in fleet efficiency

FedEx driving towards 20% improvement in fleet efficiency

FedEx Express, part of the FedEx logistics group, is making significant progress towards improving the fuel efficiency of its fleet by 20%.

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UK government launches £1 billion low-carbon procurement drive

UK government launches £1 billion low-carbon procurement drive

The UK government is launching a new initiative to drive low-carbon procurement that could be worth some £1 billion of spending.

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UK needs local carbon plans, says Climate Committee

UK needs local carbon plans, says Climate Committee

Local authorities in the UK should have a duty to develop and implement low-carbon plans as part of the country’s emissions reduction commitments, according to the Committee on Climate Change.