Bristol could become first city in UK to ban diesel vehicles

Bristol City Council’s Cabinet has proposed to establish a Clean Air Zone in a “small area” of the city, in order to deliver the ‘fastest possible improvement in air quality’

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Pilot project swaps backup diesel generators for van-based batteries

Northern Powergrid, Hyperdrive Innovation and Offgrid Energy have partnered to create a clean and quiet way to provide backup electricity to households during power outages

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Amsterdam to go petrol and diesel-free by 2030

The move will start by banning polluting buses and coaches from the city in 2022 before moving to cars and motorbikes later

EU accuses BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen of collusion on emissions tech

The Commission believes the car manufacturers’ behaviour restricted competition on innovation for two types of emissions cleaning systems

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Biofuels to power 30% of Finland’s cars by 2029

The nation’s parliament believes sustainable biofuels are needed in order to rapidly reduce climate emissions in the next decade

Price of EVs ‘could be same as petrol and diesel by 2024’

A record two million EVs were sold globally last year

Neste pours €1.4bn of new investment into Singaporean renewable fuels plant

The funding will extend the firm’s production capacity in Singapore by up to 1.3 million tonnes a year

MOT emissions failure rate doubles under new tougher test

Nearly 750,000 cars have failed their tests since May 20th 2018 compared to 350,472 during the same period last year

The Muswell Hill Moment: 2040 petrol and diesel ban

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New EU fuel labelling informs drivers on environmental impact

They will include information on the maximum biofuel content in the fuels