Diesel-only trains to be taken off track by 2040

Transport Minister Jo Johnson has called for diesel-only trains to be phased out by 2040 as part of a new vision to decarbonise the railway. He said rail emissions have increased by 33% since 1990 and while progress is being made to reduce pollutants, more needs to be done. Mr Johnson added: “If that seems […]

Railways are most sustainable form of transport

Railways are the most environment friendly form of transport as they account for less than 1% of the industry’s global carbon emissions. The claim was made by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Union of Railways (UIC) as their report highlighted the environmental sustainability of rail transport with railway companies significantly improving their […]

Climate change ‘supercomputers’ get £19m from government

Climate change “supercomputers” are getting a chunk of a multi-million pound fund pledged by the Government to improve the country’s “e-infrastructure”. E-infrastructure refers to data storage, faster networks and large, high-performance supercomputers. David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science said that the scheme, which is giving £158million to UK scientists and businesses, was proof the […]