Germany seeks carbon credits to offset official travel

Germany has launched a tender process to buy more than 235,000 credits to offset last year’s carbon emissions from business travel. The government is compensating for the climate footprint of all its official travel through UN-certified carbon offsets, according to the UN Framework for Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The tender process is open until […]

Business travel firm hails green chauffeurs

Business travel company One Transport is working with an “emissions free” chauffeur company to offer customers green transport options in London. Called Thriev (pronounced “thrive”), its fleet uses the GigaWatt electric car made by BYD, the Chinese car maker backed by Warren Buffett. Launched in February, by the end of 2014 the private chauffeur firm […]

Rising fuel costs ‘threat to Scottish jobs’

Nearly a quarter of businesses in Scotland have considered cutting staff due to the pressure of rising fuel costs, a new survey revealed. Almost half (45%) of the firms also said energy costs were the biggest factor affecting them, with a third now using bicycles for business travel. 6% of those surveyed also said they […]