Renewable diesel producer eyes liquid plastic waste as potential raw material

Neste plans to convert old plastics into useful fuels, chemicals and new polymers

Shell CEO backs UK’s 2040 petrol and diesel ban being brought forward

Ben van Beurden said a closer date would help provide clarity for energy companies

Water firm United Utilities unveils 10-year green fleet plan

It aims to eliminate the use of diesel and support ‘home-produced energy’ instead

‘Less than 0.01% of US school buses use alternative fuel sources’

Around 95% of all such vehicles in operation in 2017 were powered by diesel engines

Hamburg bans diesel cars on two of its roads

The move makes it the first German city to introduce such a ruling

Rolls-Royce on track for hybrid trains

Virtual reality simulations found its hybrid technology could be used on the Lake Constance Belt Railway to reduce emissions

Former Volkswagen CEO charged over emissions cheating scandal

The indictment alleges Martin Winterkorn, 70, was informed of the diesel emissions cheating in May 2014 and July 2015

EU ‘makes no improvements’ on emissions from new cars

For 17 member states, the average CO2 emissions were higher than in 2016

Nissan announces ‘hundreds’ of job losses in UK

The move will affect its Sunderland factory where the firm employs 7,000 people

Jaguar Land Rover cuts 1,000 jobs

The firm blames “continuing headwinds” affecting the auto industry