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Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft being developed

Hydrogen fuel cell aircraft being developed

Air travel is one of the most carbon-intensive activities an ordinary person can do, but Boeing is looking to change this by developing a light aircraft that is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. They hope to have their first test flight within 12 months, potentially making it the greenest plane to e

Posted byon08.28.2006inSustainable Tech, Transportation

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Richard Branson developing 'ultraclean' fuel

Richard Branson developing ‘ultraclean’ fuel

In a recent interview, Richard Branson expressed concern that his international business is contributing to climate change. Branson is tackling this issue by investing in conventional alternative energy technologies but has also announced that he is developing a new clean fuel to be used in cars,

Posted byon08.23.2006inEnergy, Transportation

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The environmental costs of green energy: Biofuels

The environmental costs of green energy: Biofuels

In a previous article, I wrote about the environmental costs of solar and wind power, in this article I'm going to look at a few of the issues surrounding another 'green' energy source: biofuels. Many people are aware of green fuels like biodiesel and ethanol, but just how 'green' are they? Bi

Posted byon08.17.2006inEconomics, Energy, Transportation

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A look at sustainable tourism

A look at sustainable tourism

Eco-tourism is becoming very popular, but people often wonder how eco-friendly the companies themselves are. Are they actually operating sustainably, or just 'greenwashing' to make a few bucks from tourists? I recently talked to one of the employees at an eco tourism company based in Toronto, ca

Posted byon07.29.2006inSociety, Transportation

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