Locals blockade Sussex shale gas drilling site

A group of anti-fracking campaigners has blockaded the road leading to Cuadrilla Resources’ drilling site in Sussex since this morning. They are trying to disrupt the firm’s activity after Cuadrilla was given consent to start drilling by the Environment Agency and the local council. As a truck carrying equipment tried to enter the drilling site […]

US electric carmaker files for bankruptcy

An electric carmaker in the United States has filed for bankruptcy, it was reported this week. Hot on the heels of Israeli electric car services firm Better Place going bust, another green vehicle idea has struggled to take off. Miles Electric Vehicles advertised two low-speed models – a car and a truck – for customers […]

Ford and GM team up on fuel efficiency

US car making rivals Ford and General Motors (GM) are teaming up to design car parts which will increase their fuel economy, they announced yesterday. Whereas in the UK manual gearboxes are popular, automatic vehicles – with automatic transmission boxes – are dominant in the States. Together the firms will design, develop, engineer, test and […]

£40m heavy duty vehicle energy project launched

The Energy Technologies Institute yesterday launched one of Europe’s largest heavy duty vehicle efficiency programmes. The £40m programme will look at increasing the efficiencies of shipping, heavy goods vehicles, construction and agricultural equipment by almost a third. Heavy duty vehicles currently contribute 8% of the UK’s overall CO2 emissions. The low carbon fuel options for […]